Searching for Tony Bourdain

Foie gras taste on a Big Mac budget

Enjoy the ride

“Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.”

We love Anthony Bourdain. Perhaps to an unhealthy level. It’s a love born out of respect, reverence, and insane jealousy. He’s a badass, a talented chef, and he gets to travel around the world and eat for a living. Seriously, how do we get this gig?

Well, we’d like to try–in our own way.

This blog was born out of a vain attempt to walk in the footsteps of the man behind “No Reservations” and a realization that a disturbing number of the pictures we take and share are of food. Most people plan their vacations around attractions, we plan around restaurants. We are natural born foodies, and it’s time we embrace it full force.

That is, as far as our circumstances will allow. Our means are limited, the distance between us is great (for the next two months, at least), and I’m allergic to an annoying number of foods. But, other than those obstacles, we have no reservations about trying anything and everything edible.

Whether this blog serves solely as a vanity project only the two of us read or by some miracle attracts a following, we plan to have fun with it. I don’t think either of us really knows where this will lead or exactly what the tone will be. Is this a restaurant review blog? A cooking blog? A hope-Tony-googles-himself-and-finds-this-and-hires-us blog? Probably a little of each and more. A little opinion, a little exploration, and a lot of wishful thinking–that’s what I expect.

Read if you wish, comment if you’re so inclined, and send us advice, recipes, and insider tips on snagging reservations to those must-eat destinations.

“Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonalds? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once.”

So do we. Here’s hoping we do you proud, Tony.



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