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Bourdain Finally Appreciates Vegetarian Cuisine

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World-renowned chef, author, and Emmy-winning television personality Anthony Bourdain, has finally admitted to liking vegetarian cuisine – but he had to go halfway around the world to Punjab, India to find it.

Bourdain is well renowned for being a staunch carnivore and has never had a problem being very outspoken about his choice in culinary foods and what he thinks about vegetarians. He has even gone as far as saying that “[v]vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter-faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn. To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.”

Considering Bourdain’s overwhelming desire to consume animal flesh, for him to say anything complimentary about vegetarian food it would have to be extraordinarily sumptuous. Apparently, the authentic cuisine that he discovered in Punjab, India made his taste buds quiver and his stomach wanting more.

“If this is what vegetarianism meant in most of the places that practice it in the West, I’d be at least half as much less of a dick about the subject,” Bourdain said during a meal at Kesar Da Dhaba. Dhaba is a term for side of the road food stall.

In Amritsar, India’s holy city of the Sikh religion, carnivorously-inclined Bourdain finds himself among a bounty of vegetables cooked in rich, spicy gravies served with freshly baked kulcha, a type of flatbread, out of clay ovens. “Most of the good stuff we refer to simply as Indian food comes from here,” said Boudain.

In the third season’s premiere of CNN’s original series “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” Bordain will share his travels to Punjab, India and some of the country’s culinary delights with the viewers. Watch what finally made this meat-eating host enjoy his vegetables on Sunday, April 12, at 9 p.m ET/PT.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    No Tony, you’d pretty much be dick all the same. A massive, pretentious, hipster wannabe dick. Now why don’t you regale us with another story about how you did heroin with Iggy Pop?

  • Learning64

    Big deal, he ate some food that didn’t involve slaughter and he liked it. He’s still an ass, and I will never, ever watch his stupid show.

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