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Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:07 AM

Anthony Bourdain attacks NM 'Frito pie' dish

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Insults dished out by food critic Anthony Bourdain on an episode of CNN's "Parts Unknown" have stirred up outrage in New Mexico.

The sharp-tongued chef and writer lashed into the "World Famous" Frito pies sold at Santa Fe's Five & Dime General Store's snack bar - a tourist attraction and a mainstay in the city's historic plaza.

The dish, according to Bourdain, tasted as if it were made with canned Hormel Chili and a "day-glow orange cheese-like substance."

He also charged that the local favorite isn't even a New Mexico meal, but rather a Texas creation. He said New Mexicans should leave the recipe to the Texans.

"New Mexico, you have many wonderful things," Bourdain said. "I think, let Texas have this one."

More at http://www.elpasotimes.com/latestnews/ci_24206132/anthony-bourdain-attacks-nm-frito-pie-dish .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:16 AM

1. My oh my.

How on earth would he react to a tater-tot casserole?

Years ago, a friend of mine showed me a parody cookbook her mother had sent her (her family were multi-generational Iowans of Scandinavian extraction - Lutheran, of course). It was called the "White Lutheran Food Cookbook" and was filled with recipes for traditional dishes of the area: tater-tot casserole; mashed potatoes awash in butter; things made with white bread and things made with white rice . . . and a few things that got the "white Lutheran food" seal of approval, like lime jello, canned pineapple, and lima beans. It was hysterically funny.

Wish I had a copy - I'd send it to Anthony just to watch his head explode (and no, I don't like frito pie - but I dislike self-absorbed twits even more).

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Response to enlightenment (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:26 AM

2. Wow I'm a scandanavian Lutheran, would love to see that cookbook too! PS

Anthony Bourdain is an asshole. New Mexico, you and your food both rock! Love me some Hatch chiles.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 03:28 PM

3. he's walked it back..

I, in fact, very much enjoyed my Frito pie in spite of its disturbing weight in the hand. It may have felt like (expletive) but was shockingly tasty.

http://entertainment.time.com/2013/10/01/anthony-bourdain-regrets-the-error-frito-pies-not-gross-just-gross-looking/#ixzz2gV4jvKpF

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Mar 12, 2014, 07:53 PM

4. Oh, Tony, not everything is meant to be haute cuisine

Some things are meant to be comfort food, AKA chow.

I have never had the Frito pie, can't handle the salt, but I'm sure I've put away enough nachos to send him into apoplexy.

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