Meeting Anthony Bourdain

Me and Bourdain

Here I am meeting the greatest food critic of my time. (I’m really bummed this picture is blurry.) Tony Bourdain has a pretty tough act on his show, but I was truly impressed by how genuine and down-to-earth he is.

First of all, he was scheduled to show up at 10am, but instead, he came at 9:30 and began signing. I arrived at the Book Passage in the Ferry Building at about 8:30am and was the 20th person in line.

I was so nervous when I met him, I made some lame small talk about how I have a food blog and that I started it because of him. He asked me what the name of the blog is and told me he’d check it out. Of course, I know he won’t since I’m sure 100 other people told him they had a food blog, but it was just nice that he offered.

Anyway, I walked away a very happy Bourdain fan and with 2 signed books! BTW, he is TALL!

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Anthony Bourdain in SF today at Book Passage

I wasn’t going to announce this because I didn’t want to add to the crazy long line I’ll be waiting in tomorrow, but Anthony Bourdain will be at Book Passage in the Ferry Building tomorrow morning signing autographs. He’s visiting SF as part of his national book tour for his latest, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook (Ecco, $26.99).

In addition to the book signing, Anthony will be appearing at a sold-out lunch at Il Fornaio on the Embarcadero and a sold-out dinner at Left Bank in Marin. I was told lunches were $150 at Il Fornaio. Not bad if you’re a big fan of Tony like I am.

Book Passage Ferry Building Book Signing with Tony Bourdain
When: Thurs., June 17, 10 a.m.
Where: Book Passage Bookstore, 1 Ferry Building (at Embarcadero), #42, 835-1020
Cost: Free, but you’ll need to purchase a book ($26.99 plus tax) to get Bourdain’s signature

If you’re planning on coming, give me a holler!


Check out my photos here.

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