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Offline Jeff Wrangler

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2850 on: September 13, 2021, 10:39:04 pm »
I believe I did, too, but I often read essays twice (there are several David Foster Wallace essays I've read at least three or four times). I never read Kitchen Confidential and probably won't get around to it, but Anthony Bourdaine was an interesting writer and person.

I should do a Google search. I'm wondering if any of the restaurants written about in the article still exist.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2851 on: September 15, 2021, 01:27:58 pm »
I didn't really get the Nabokov. Was it supposed to be funny, or what? But what a wonderful name: Bodo von Falternfels.  :D
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2852 on: September 15, 2021, 07:04:50 pm »
I should do a Google search. I'm wondering if any of the restaurants written about in the article still exist.

Well, Brasserie Les Halles, where Bourdaine describes working, is referred to in past tense in Wikipedia.


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2853 on: September 16, 2021, 01:28:21 pm »
I read Calvin Trillin on the Crawfish Festival. I've always enjoyed reading him.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2854 on: September 16, 2021, 09:38:19 pm »
I?ve probably mentioned this before but he came to my paper to speak to reporters 6 or 8 years ago. Had some good stories.

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2855 on: September 17, 2021, 02:43:36 pm »
I read the Anthony Bourdain anyway. I liked the mention of the grill man with a body by Michelangelo and the waiter who's a part-time underwear model.  :D
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