Anthony Bourdain Cops to Sucking on Fame's Teat

Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert, and guest Mario Batali dropped the C-word on last week's debut of Turn and Burn on Sirius XM's Martha Stewart Living Radio. And by C-word, we mean “celebrity chef.” Bourdain admitted that the rise of the celeb chef is actually a good thing. Batali poked fun at how high Bourdain's speaking fees have skyrocketed since becoming a celeb chef (though apparently not enough to enable a seat in first class). “We're all suckin' on that teat,” Bourdain shot back. And while Bourdain admitted to being “very nervous” at the beginning of last week's show, but got over it in time to call Rocco DiSpirito “low-hanging fruit.” Bourdain and Ripert are hosting today's show (4 p.m. locally on SIRIUS 112 and XM 157) from the South Beach Food & Wine Festival in Miami. Daniel Boulud is slated as guest, with the likelihood that other C-word chefs will sound off. Though probably not Rachael Ray.

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