Anthony Bourdain on why he hates Vegetarianism.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 9, 2011
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It’s rude. But, then, so was abolitionism back in the day, hey?

Author, chef and TV show host Anthony Bourdain explains his disdain for the vegetarian lifestyle. The video was surreptitiously filmed at a speech Tony Bourdain gave at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas on October 20th, 2007.

UPDATE: Bourdain has since on his television programs expressed a more sympathetic viewpoint towards vegetarianism. In other words, he might not hate it anymore. But this is still a hilarious diatribe!



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “Anthony Bourdain on why he hates Vegetarianism.”

  1. tea says:

    oh tony,i watch his show often and he still is very much hates vegetarians,great pic though and the bacon being a gateway meat is funny.and tony will be tony no matter what

  2. Brad says:

    Charles, the US’ poor handling of the meat industry certainly can’t be your and your wife’s only reason for becoming vegetarians. There are easy, environmental friendly, and local options available that completely go around mass produced meat.

    It is becoming increasingly easy to obtain grass fed local organic beef and bison throughout the country.

    I’m by no means saying you and your wife shouldn’t continue to be vegetarians, but what I am saying, is your ‘excuse’ is a little weak in this day and age, unless of course, your just looking to ‘stick it to the man’ by not eating any meat.

  3. Jewl says:

    If the culture has vegetarian as an option, yes you are right. However, if the culture has been eating a certain way for centuries and does not offer a veg option, I think it would be better to accept the food they are giving you rather than demand something vegetarian.

  4. I'm constantly amazed how meat eaters get so angry and defensive.

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