The two have had beef since Richman wrote a bad review of Les Halles
back when Bourdain was still cooking there. There's even an entire chapter in Bourdain's latest book, Medium Raw, entitled "Alan Richman Is a Douchebag," to which Richman responded by calling Bourdain "a living, breathing, low blow."
Now Richman has to say pretty much whatever Bourdain wants; Treme co-creator David Simon has said revisions to Bourdain's scenes have been minimal. This should be fun!
· Anthony Bourdain Writing Restaurant Scenes for Treme [Times-Picayune]
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