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Todd English Opens His Latest, Bourdain Talks New Book

SOUTH FLORIDADouglas Rodriguez isn't the only celeb chef to usher in a new restaurant in the Miami area. Runaway Groom Todd English recently opened his newest eatery: Boca Raton's Wild Olives, which is a concept that English is going to be replicating around the area. [PBP]

EATER BOOK CLUBGrub Street takes an early peek at Anthony Bourdain's upcoming sequel to Kitchen Confidential, titled Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook. Topics of discussion will include David Chang and of course, Alice Waters, who still drives Bourdain "batty," not so much because of the message, but because of the "disconnect between message and messenger." [GS]

RETROSPECTIVES— The Grinder takes a fun look at 2009 vs. 1999, including everything from Atkins to Asian fusion, and appletinis. [Chow]

RAMSAYVERSE— So, tomorrow, Gordon Ramsay's one-off show "Cookalong Live," a show in which viewers are encouraged to cook along with he celeb chef, airs on Fox. Some possibly crucial issues: it doesn't air until 10 PM, the ingredients are pricey, it requires prep work, and the recipes are pedestrian. [EMD; NYP]

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