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); […]