Today professional galavanter Anthony Bourdain hit up his tumblr — and notably not his Travel Channel blog — with details about the upcoming episode of No Reservations (airing Monday) set at Cook It Raw. It's the annual event in which a group of the world's most renowned chefs spends a week in a foreign area (last time Japan) collaborating and cooking (see Eater's coverage from back in December). Anyway, Bourdain sinks his teeth into one of the journalists who attended the event, "one of the 'lions' of the food writing community." Dig in:
Over the course of a few days, he revealed himself to be the most vicious, abusive, misogynistic, back-biting piece of shit I have ever met in my life. (and after 30 years in the restaurant business, that’s saying something). I’m hardly the nicest or most polite guy in the world. But even I was shocked. When not shouting profanities at the chefs, bursting into noisy and prolonged bouts of flatulence during the traditional tea ceremony, insulting and belligerently interfering with my crew by petulantly flashing his cell phone camera directly into their eyes while they were working (“I’m a journalist! I’m allowed!”), this guy was drinking himself stupid. It was only through their infinite mercy—and perhaps no small amount of pity for this elderly and shambolic creature, that my crew did not punch his face in. They were sorely tempted. Anyone who attended the event will surely recognize which particular steaming dribble of ordure I’m talking about.
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