Bourdain tells me whether he’s still a bad boy


In my day job as producer at, my bread and butter is hard news. But I have also had the good fortune of meeting and interviewing some fascinating people in the food industry.

Some of those people include Gordon Ramsay, his wife Tana Ramsay, Nigella Lawson, and of course homegrown talents such as David Rocco, Vikram Vij, Bob Blumer, Naomi Duguid and Jennifer McLagan. I am still ruing the time I bumped into Jacques Pepin in the CTV hallway and goggled at him without saying a word.

On Wednesday, Bourdain was at CTV for an interview with Canada AM. I had the opportunity to interview him in the green room shortly before his TV appearance.

While outspoken Ramsay was charm personified when I met him, Bourdain was a bit more reserved.

But he soon warmed up after we began chatting about our children, the shows they watched (he watches “Backyardigans” with his three-and-a-half year old daughter Ariane); and the foods our children ate (his daughter likes pickles, olives, cheese, tuna, anchovies, and takes after her dad for her taste for “yummy” tripe).

Check out my interview at and let me know what you think.







One response to “Bourdain tells me whether he’s still a bad boy”

  1. Brenda Avatar

    OMG!!!! I am so freakin’ impressed and so jealous. I’m at Caesars Windsor right now paying too much for internet access and my mouse isn’t working and I hate not using a mouse so will check out the interview when I get back to TO on the weekend. All I can say is….OMG!!!!!!