Anthony Bourdain bombed as a TV talk-show host; luckily, that’s not keeping him from trying his hand at radio. “Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert: Turn & Burn” will run for five weeks, starting February 18, on Martha Stewart’s XM station. “We’re going to be doing a segment that we call food porn,” Bourdain tells the AP. “We’re going to challenge each other to describe in as purple a language as possible some food we’ve had … I’m trying to see whether we can expand the food porn genre into radio. And I think we can do it.” Sounds kind of Howard Stern–esque? No doubt another segment will find them paddling culinary students on their bottoms.
Update: We now have the press release including details that Mario Batali will appear on the first show.
NEW YORK - February 12, 2010 - SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that renowned chef and bestselling author Anthony Bourdain, and internationally-recognized chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin in New York City, Eric Ripert, will co-host Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert: Turn & Burn, an exclusive five-week series of shows during which the two will offer listeners a taste of the ins and outs of the food world.
Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert: Turn & Burn will launch on Thursday, February 18 and will air from 7:00-8:00 pm ET every Thursday through March 18, on Martha Stewart Living Radio, SIRIUS channel 112, and XM channel 157, as part of “The Best of SIRIUS package.”
During the show, Bourdain and Ripert will stir up discussions on everything from food ethics to food in the media, celebrity chefs, at-home cooks, vegetarianism, and sustainability. The two will also welcome special guests, including acclaimed chef/restaurateur Mario Batali, who will be live in studio on February 18 at 7:00 pm ET for Turn & Burn’s premiere.
On February 25, Turn & Burn will broadcast live from the South Beach Food and Wine Festival, the national star-studded four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Bourdain and Ripert will speak with special guests during the live broadcast, including Chef Daniel Boulud.
On Tuesday, February 16, Bourdain and Ripert will join Martha to discuss Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert: Turn & Burn on an episode of The Martha Stewart Show (check local listings). In January 2009, Bourdain and Ripert sat down with Martha Stewart during a special edition of “At Martha’s Table,” the exclusive live interview series on Martha Stewart Living Radio. The special, recorded in front of a live audience at the SIRIUS XM studios, featured the three culinary experts sharing tips, personal recipes and kitchen secrets.
Anthony Bourdain is a renowned American chef and author who won critical acclaim for his bestselling book, Kitchen Confidential, as well as his culinary and cultural adventure series, No Reservations, on the Travel Channel. He has written eight other books, including A Cook’s Tour, Nasty Bits and No Reservations. Medium Raw, a follow-up to Kitchen Confidential, will be published on June 8, 2010.
Internationally-recognized chef of Le Bernardin in New York City, Eric Ripert is one of America’s top chefs. Eric and Le Bernardin have been awarded the following accolades: four-star rating from the New York Times since three months after it opened in 1986; three-stars from the Michelin Guide; GQ magazine’s “Best Restaurant in America;” New York magazine’s “#1 Restaurant in New York City;” “The Zagat Guide’s “Best Food” award; and The James Beard Foundation’s “Outstanding Restaurant of the Year” and the “Top Chef in New York City.” Eric is also the author of three cookbooks, including On the Line, a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of a four-star restaurant. In September 2009, AVEC ERIC, Ripert’s first TV show premiered on PBS stations. Ripert is the Chair of City Harvest’s Food Council, working to bring together New York’s top chefs and restaurateurs to raise funds and increase the quality and quantity of food donations to New York’s neediest.
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