After an extended absence from Anthony Bourdain, I am not sure if I am suffering burnout from an overdose of exposure—prior to this recent respite—or if I am experiencing separation anxiety, but the spate of publicity I just received on the new No Reservations episode, which will be aired this coming Monday on the Travel Channel, has me wondering.
You can catch a glimpse of what is in store for this holiday special by checking out the episode summary for yourself.
First, I watched a YouTube video from this upcoming show, where he eats a Christmas dinner of Chinese food, with the drummer from the Ramones, and spends most of the meal dissing old rock stars.
Then, I read Tony’s most recent blog post, which started by mentioning one of my favorite cities in the world, San Sebastian, but then wandered off to talking about eating mac & cheese with a motel room key card and complaining about lousy airport food.
I gather the basic premise is that there will be a holiday dinner for some cooking super stars, like David Chang, Mario Batali and Duff Goldman. I also caught a glimpse of an outdoor barbeque with the wild game shooter, himself, Ted Nugent.
At this point, I am not sure whether the actual episode will be a sweet treat to watch, or leave a bad taste in my mouth—kind of like Tony’s experience with airport food.
Which means, I don’t know if I should be watching this with a can of whipped cream, or a bottle of Pepto-Bismol, or maybe both.