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Anthony Bourdain and A. A. Gill: The Organic Debate
Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Sydney Writers Festival
Devilishly-naughty restaurant critic AA Gill goes 50 minutes with “No Reservations” tv show host Anthony Bourdain upending the tables on food pretensions, culinary icons and vegans in what can be only described as a restaurant-lovers’ “food fight”.
AA Gill and Anthony Bourdain both love words almost as much as they love food. Venom, charm and surprisingly deep insights into human nature are doled out in equal measures in this sumptuous and hilarious conversation.
Their topics range from the pretension of chefs, dining versus eating, to the selection of last meals and eating human flesh...from Japanese food fetishes and mafia run “lard markets” in Eastern Europe to the importance of communal eating in the development of human civilisation. Prepare to be very amused.
This sold-out 2011 Sydney Writers Festival event was hosted by the “Godfather of Australian Cuisine”, Tony Bilson.