A Kinder, Gentler Anthony Bourdain
WNYC's Leonard Lopate's show this afternoon. Almost. He was half-apologetic about Paula Deen, backtracking on his recent blindsides, saying he "came across as crass" during the whole fiasco. But -- "... that being said Is a bacon cheeseburger between 2 doughnuts...what America needs right now?"
Like I said -- almost contrite.
Regarding Top Chef head chef Tom Collicio, who recently told Page Six Boudrain was afraid of him: "I geniuinely respect and like the guy," said Bourdain.
This is, to be sure, "a kinder, gentler" Tony Bourdain.