View Full Version : Anthony Bourdain on Writing

02-26-2013, 11:34 AM
I haven't posted here in ages & ages, but I had to share this one. From his Reddit AMA:

Cooking professionally is hard work. Writing is a privilege and a luxury. Anybody who whines about writers block should be forced to clean squid all day.

The Quote (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/197ji0/i_am_anthony_bourdain_ask_me_anything/c8lid1p)

The Full AMA (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/197ji0/i_am_anthony_bourdain_ask_me_anything/)

Well, then. :)

Purple Rose
02-26-2013, 11:39 AM
Having cleaned A LOT of squid when I once worked in a kitchen, and having cooked three meals a day for guests when I ran a villa in Bali, I must agree with Bourdain.

02-26-2013, 11:42 AM
cooking profesionally in a busy middle of the road restaurant where creativity is practically more of an impediment than a requirement must be sheer torture for a creative soul.

i'll take writer's block anytime.

02-26-2013, 11:32 PM
I haven't cleaned squid. Detasseled corn, worked on a plastics line, answered calls from people that could not read who all screamed a lot ... Writer's block is apples to those oranges.

02-27-2013, 12:16 AM
Anthony is awesome, does anyone else watch No Reservations?

But I agree with him. If and when I get paid to write professionally, I would take writer's block over mostly anything to be honest.