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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Anthony Bourdain on Guy Fieri: "How Does He De-Douche?"

Posted By on Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM

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World traveler and culinary badass Anthony Bourdain is currently on a standup tour called Close to the Bone. While performing in Atlanta's Fox Theater (which is very similar to Oakland's Fox Theater, for the record), Bourdain digressed from the topic of fatherhood to slap Guy Fieri around a little. According to Atlanta magazine, Bourdain said the following:

The minute that you become a father, certain truths become immediately obvious to you. The first second you see your daughter’s head corkscrew out of the womb and open her eyes, they are pretty much saying “Lose the Ramones shirt.” . . . So I’ve made some adjustments in my life. So I sort of feel in a heartfelt way for Guy [Fieri]. I wonder about him. He’s 52 years-old and still rolling around in the flame outfit . . . What does he do? How does Guy Fieri de-douche?

For the record, Fieri is 47 years old, not 52. But considering his estimated $8.5 million net worth, it's unlikely that he's going to retire Donkey Sauce or rebrand completely any time soon. (And IMHO, the second-best Guy Fieri put-down was Saturday Night Live's "Guy Fieri's Full-Throttle Christmas Special." In a separate, un-aired SNL sketch, Bobby Moynihan spoofed Fieri and said, "I look like I'm playing the sun in a school play." And the best one is this parody menu from Guy's American Kitchen and Grill.)

Bourdain also said of Man Vs. Food's Adam Richman that he's probably why people in the Middle East are spurred to join ISIS. Of Ina Garten, Bourdain said, "She’s one of the few people on Food Network who can actually cook."

Close to the Bone will be swinging through the Bay Area with an appearance at Davies Symphony Hall on Sunday, July 26. 

[Via Atlanta Magazine]

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