Bourdain Readings: Tattoos, Births

Bestselling author, former chef, and current television personality Anthony Bourdain gave an interview to The Seattle Times in promotion of his new book, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook. It’s a short but entertaining piece.

But the real highlight comes when the interviewer asks about the craziest thing that has happened to Bourdain. “It was a speaking gig, one-hour talk, with Q and A,” he responds. “A guy was shouting and begging to come up on stage to show me his tattoo. He gets up and drops his pants. He has (a tattoo of chef Eric) Ripert and (Iron Chef Masaharu) Morimoto and me. It was like Mount Rushmore on his hairy upper thigh. And he wanted me to sign it … A year later, he was in the Midwest, he jumped on stage. This time he was not wearing any underwear. Oh, and someone delivered a baby in one of my gigs. She started laughing and spit the baby out.”

Sounds like a good time.

What would you like to see happen at one of your readings?

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