Tuesday's dinner honoring junky-hunky celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain at Union in Seattle is sold out. All the better; I won't miss "Rescue Me."
But if one of those $150 tickets was to suddenly become available, let's say I'd be willing to tape over that warmed-over sitcom FOX made out of Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential."
Bourdain –- swashbuckling chef, searing writer and gonzo-gastro TV travel host -- will sign and read from his latest book, "The Nasty Bits," at University Book Store (4326 University Way NE, Seattle) 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. "The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones" is a collection of his magazine and newspaper work.
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Fans of Bourdain's crime novels will have to wait. No word on the next one's publication. Meantime, here are some left-over crime-genre excerpts from my interview with Bourdain when he was promoting his last cookbook in 2005:
I intend to write them every two years as personal therapy. When I think of writing about myself or talking about myself, it's nice to disappear into an alternate universe where people solve their problems with guns and blunt objects, which is something we can