Traveling chef and food-writer Anthony Bourdain spent a couple weeks in Chile filming for an upcoming episode of his TV show No Reservations (Travel Channel). His entourage did an excellent job of holding the press at bay, but he was definitely seen eating his way around town.
Famous for his outspoken manner and a decided preference for simple foods and basic ingredients, Bourdain steered clear of the capital’s top restaurants in favor of Chile’s traditional foods. In a March 16 press conference he declared himself a fan of such typical preparations lomito (pork sandwich), arrollado (pork roll served hot or cold), and prieta (blood sausage).
Chile is known for its fish and shellfish, and Bourdain got his share. He liked the oysters and loved the erizos (sea urchins), but made it clear that he’d pass on the piure (an iodine-rich local shellfish) next time around.
He also confessed that he wasn’t a fan of sweets and could live without fruit, “…except grapes. I need grapes…in a glass. I’ve had a lot of really good wine here in Chile.” News we’re always happy to hear!