Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ode to Street Food

I'm loving straight-talking chef Anthony Bourdain's memoir "Kitchen Confidential." Inspired by his love of all things meat, here's a video clip from his street food tour of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, my hometown's sister city across the border.

If you attended my wedding, then you passed through or even spent the night in this culinary heaven.

Here are some fab quotes from his book:

"No one understands and appreciates he American Dream of hard work leading to material rewards better than a non-American. The Ecuadorian, Mexican, Dominican and Salvadorian cooks I've worked with over the years make most CIA [Culinary Institute of America] educated white boys look like clumsy, sniveling little punks."

"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 McDonald's? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria's mystery meat...? You only go around once."

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