Anne Burrell Wants to Bowl With Julia Child in Christian Louboutin Bowling Shoes
She's blonde, she's busy, and she's not embarrassed to bowl terribly at her upcoming Rock & Bowl Event for the New York Wine & Food festival (tickets are still available, and the swag bag contains a copy of her new cookbook, Cook Like a Rockstar). "I’d love to go bowling with Julia Child. She’d get really into it. We'd have a few cocktails, and I can hear her laughing to herself, 'Ohhh nooo, another gutter ball!'” (Burrell used her best Julia Child voice there ... not bad.) "I just wish Louboutin made bowling shoes, which they don't, so I'll wear cute socks." While Grub had her on the line, we had to ask if she agrees with Danny Meyer that the Times should hire a female critic. "Quite honestly, I don't know why we have to say a woman or a man; can't it be someone who has a creative, thoughtful, unbiased opinion? Sure, a woman would be fantastic, but even Ruth Reichl got a little bitchy towards the end. I think it's a really hard job, to be anonymous, go out to eat all the time — too much of a good thing, you know?" If fans can't make it to her bowling party, they can look for her riding her new bike around town, slowly, often strapped with lasagna. "It's like hobo Anne Burrell. It's hilarious."