I used to love The Food Network. I really did. I learned about crazy techniques and ingredients and learned about new chefs and restaurants to check out on my travels. It was a true food lovers paradise TV destination. And then they handed the Network to people like Rachel Ray and Bobby Flay (who I hate even more than Rachel Ray) and it all went to hell in a hand basket. It completely sucks now and it’s only momentum that keeps it on my favorites.
Which brings us to Anthony Bourdain, host of the best food/travel show on the airwaves, methodically attacking his former employers in this welcome blog post. He’s very funny and very, very right: