Structureless thread about books and movies about food

Discussion in 'Food & Travel' started by That Phat Hat, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. That Phat Hat

    That Phat Hat Member+

    Nov 14, 2002
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    For whatever reason, I'm finding myself watching documentaries about food. I liked this one:
     
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  2. cachundo

    cachundo Katie Meyer 2000-2022

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    Feb 8, 2002
    Genesis 16:12...He shall be a wild ass among men
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    since this is a structureless thread .....

    ..... the intro sounds like the intro to Megadeath's "Symphony of Destruction"

    :thumbsup:
     
  3. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
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    Jan 25, 2002
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    The Wine Avenger
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    I read it a while back and still don't know if the guy is right or wrong. I've been fighting the urge to look down my nose at folks who like chardonnay ever since, though.
     
  4. Boogie_Down

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    I really enjoyed Jiro Dreams of Sushi as well. Anthony Bourdain just wrote a graphic novel inspired by Jiro called Get Jiro. It's not that great but fun enough to read.
     
  5. That Phat Hat

    That Phat Hat Member+

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    Speaking of whom, what would be the logical second book to read after 'Kitchen Confidential'? 'Nasty Bits' or 'Medium Raw'.

    Still speaking of Bourdain, I watched a really early episode of 'No Reservations' the other day, since I recently got Netflix Instant. He was kinda annoying back then.
     
  6. Boogie_Down

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    Medium Raw is probably the most logical choice even though it's his newest. Nasty Bits are a collection of things he's written over the years, mostly articles in magazines and newspapers.

    He's changed a lot since his first show. He's more mellow now and open to different cultures and points of views. He tried too hard back then to be edgy and dark. He's more himself now I think.
     
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  7. That Phat Hat

    That Phat Hat Member+

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    Yeah, I can see that, and having a child can really mellow you. Of course, it could also be the editing - less Anthony riffing, more food porn.
     
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  8. Boogie_Down

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    Definitely more food porn. ;) Have you seen his food porn episode?
     
  9. That Phat Hat

    That Phat Hat Member+

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    I haven't. But that has me thinking - besides just getting older and mellower, the advent of HDTV probably had a lot to do with the way his show(s) evolved too. I mean, look at the Penang episode from last year - that wouldn't be nearly as impactful on standard definition. You can let the food be the star when the picture's good.
     
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  10. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

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    almost makes up for Among the Thugs

    (a little Anthony Bourdain goes a long way for me....YMMV)
     
  11. cachundo

    cachundo Katie Meyer 2000-2022

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    Feb 8, 2002
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    watched the No Reservation "Kansas City" & "Austin" epsisodes & and a Cook's Tour "Tokyo" episode. No comparison. No Res definitely has more food porn, it's more food-centric, Tony is less assholic. I feel that Tony's trying too hard to be hard-ass and edgy in Cook's Tour & I think his real personality comes out in No REs. I think the production crew is the same for both, HDTV really helps a lot, but really props to them for making No Res to what I consider to be the gold standard in food porn.
     
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  12. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

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    Great, great book about beer and food pairings. Oliver knows his shit.
     
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  13. Roger Allaway

    Roger Allaway Member+

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    Calvin Trillin has written some terrific stuff about food, especially "Alice, Let's Eat" and "Third Helpings."
     
  14. Boogie_Down

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    On the movie front, I just watched Kings of Pastry- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1558972/
    It's a documentary that follows some French pastry chefs as they try to win the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman in France). It's not great but worth the watch. I wasn't happy with the ending.
     
  15. That Phat Hat

    That Phat Hat Member+

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    Not a movie or a book, but what the hell:


    I don't have many idols left in my old age, but David Chang is still a rock star for me.
     
  16. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

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    I'd agree. Also, he wrote a book calledA Cook's Tour which is him writing about his travels for that show. It's a good book.
     
  17. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

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    Did you read the GQ article where he, James Murphy and Aziz Ansari go to Tokyo?
     
  18. That Phat Hat

    That Phat Hat Member+

    Nov 14, 2002
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    That was his Food Network show, right?
    Yeah, that thing was pretty amazeballs, mostly because of this:

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  19. TheSlipperyOne

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    Yep. And only his 2nd non-fiction book so there's still a rawness to it.
     

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