I've watched this program two or three times and there is no other
food show on TV that makes me want to get up and frickin eat
something as much as this one. Tony Bourdain speaks my
language, and has for many years. Every Single Effing Place he
goes makes me squirm and wish I were there.
This pizza guy, Gabriele Bonci, is someone I want to meet. I want to
hug him, kiss him on each cheek, and spend the whole day with him.
He is so passionate about his craft. His pizzas look extraordinary.
And the rice croquettes with the egg yolks? (sorry O Docker) They
look positively mind-blowing. He's a big guy like me, and someone
with whom I can identify. Really, I feel like I've known this guy
for a long time. His place is not far from the Vatican. I wish I had
known this in '05.
In June 2005, after an all-night flight from Newark and a quick
nap in the hotel, we made our way to St. Peter's Square to see the
Pope. Afterward, we found the closest pizza joint to grab something
to eat. They boasted NY style pizza. I was too tired and hungry to
protest. I should have. And after seeing this episode the other
night, I would have agreed to venture a bit further.
Sure-fire plan to get no comments. "Here goes Baydog
again reliving his youth. He probably had too many
cocktails and went on Youtube." And Charley, it was
well before midnight this time!
Trivia question that I don't know the answer to:
How many classic bands had someone playing the
flute? I can think of three immediately. Include
the titles of some obvious songs in which these
flautists displayed their talents. Hint: I've posted
music clips from all of these three bands in the past,
although the flute may not have been present in all
of the songs. And there's no doubt there are more
bands than my immediate three. Someone may get
a prize, but I'll probably forget like the last time.
And sorry Mom for ending a sentence in a preposition.