Having been a heroin addict is really good training for a career in the entertainment business. Anytime you think this is undignified or humiliating, I think back to borrowing money from my mom under false pretenses or stealing purses on the subway. Undignified? Compared to what?
Podcast Ep. 2
In 2006 I hosted and produced a series of podcasts for Raincoast Books in Vancouver. Raincoast was the first Canadian publisher to create a podcast, and during that year we released a series of podcasts featuring writers with new books coming out.
In 2006, Anthony Bourdain was already a big star. His TV series and books had made him famous around the world. I got to spend the day with him when he was in Vancouver to promote his books The Nasty Bits.
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Monique Sherrett and Robert discuss making this podcast in 2006.
Some of what comes up in the podcast….
Most surprising questions.
How to train for a career in the entertainment business.
Grossest Canadian food.
Getting sick from food.
How to succeed in just about anything you do.
Advice to would-be culinary school students.
Breakfast of champions.
Barbara-Jo talks about why she had to have Anthony visit her store.
Meeting the fans.
Must do street food vendors in New York City.
Who comes to book signings and why.
Not your usual kind of cookbook author.
The best hidden cooks in New York.
Turning 50 and why life is like pinball.
What chefs have in common.
Whether he misses day to day restaurant work.
What he’s afraid of.
The Omelette of Truth.
Advice for the fast foodie.
How he started writing.