From Les Halles to Lyon with Chef Daniel Boulud

Season 2 | Episode 2
53m | Jan 17, 2024

Before Anthony Bourdain became the household name we know today, he was simply Tony. Renowned chef Daniel Boulud pays tribute to Tony by revisiting the early days of his rise to fame, when chefs bonded over shared meals and a genuine passion for food, devoid of today's social media frenzy. The tales transport us to Brasserie Les Halles, a famed New York City bistro where Boulud first met Bourdain, sparking an enduring friendship. The conversation unfolds like a fine-dining experience, each anecdote seasoned with nostalgia. Boulud reminisces about forbidden dinners, celebratory gatherings, and his culinary adventure in Lyon, France with Bourdain. The dialogue provides an insider's look into the camaraderie that defined those culinary circles. Boulud explores the dynamics of food critics, expressing appreciation for the diverse voices emerging with social media. He shares insights on the influence of French cuisine, culinary techniques transcending cultural boundaries, and the evolving role of social media in the culinary landscape.

Co-hosts Emily Fedner (@foodloversdiary) and Fabrizio Villalpando (@theemoodyfoody) are represented by Digital Brand Architects

This episode is in partnership with John Boos


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Produced by Haynow Media and Brandon Brown Productions.

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