Well, I often find inspiration in the strangest places. And politically incorrect, sharp-tongued, bad boy chefs dole out the best advice. You knew that, right?
I’m an unabashed fan of Anthony Bourdain’s work and love his sardonic wit, candid observations, and appreciate his creative chops. Emeril Lagasse, Paula Deen, and Rachael Ray might beg to differ.
He often has too many drinks on camera, openly mocks other celebrities (such as Lagasse, Deen, and Ray), and has a disdain for all things vegan. Even though his contempt is generally a bit tongue in cheek, it’s certainly fun and part of his charm.
Bourdain sometimes mentions a past filled with drugs and serious issues with authority. So, we’re not talking about Tony Robbins here, but I say smarts, snark, and honesty go a long way.