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Anthony Bourdain

    Roberto Garzahas quoted5 months ago
    everything, can be fun.

    As for me, I have always liked to think of myself as the Chuck Wepner of cooking. Chuck was a journeyman ‘contender’, referred to as the ‘Bayonne Bleeder’ back in the Ali-Frazier era. He could always be counted on to last a few solid rounds without going down, giving as good as he got. I admired his resilience, his steadiness, his ability to get it together, to take a beating like a man
    Roberto Garzahas quoted5 months ago
    , always a great motivating force in my life, caused me to become suddenly adventurous where food was concerned
    Roberto Garzahas quoted5 months ago
    The two hot songs of that summer on the Cazaux jukebox were ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ by Procol Harum, and ‘These Boots Were Made for Walkin’ by Nancy Sinatra
    Roberto Garzahas quoted5 months ago
    I like to think it was Monsieur Saint-Jour’s fault. But of course, it was me all along
    Roberto Garzahas quoted5 months ago
    spent most of my waking hours drinking, smoking pot, scheming, and doing my best to amuse, outrage, impress and penetrate anyone silly enough to find me entertaining. I was – to be frank – a spoiled, miserable, narcissistic, self-destructive and thoughtless young lout, badly in need of a good ass-kicking
    Roberto Garzahas quoted5 months ago
    For a rootless young man with sensualist inclinations, it was the perfect getaway
    Roberto Garzahas quoted5 months ago
    They had style and swagger, and they seemed afraid of nothing. They drank everything in sight, stole whatever wasn’t nailed down, and screwed their way through floor staff, bar customers and casual visitors like nothing I’d ever seen or imagined
    Roberto Garzahas quoted5 months ago
    I saw a lot of bad behavior that first year in P-town. I was impressed. These guys were master criminals, sexual athletes, compared to my pitiful college hijinks
    Roberto Garzahas quoted5 months ago
    But unintimidated as only the ignorant can be, I started shooting my stupid mouth off right away, regaling my new chums with highly exaggerated versions of my adventures at the old Dreadnaught
    Roberto Garzahas quoted5 months ago
    They were like Marines digging in for the siege at Khe Sanh, and I registered nothing
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