“I guess I’m more interested in the tribe of cooks, and their customs, attitudes, and argot, than I am in … well, you know, when you write about food it’s like writing pornography. I mean, how many adjectives can you use to describe a salad? After ‘crunchy,’ ‘garden fresh,’ and ‘redolent of unkilled fields,’ what are you gonna do? It’s like writing for Penthouse Letters.” Who else but Anthony Bourdain? (Yes, the Babu knows he only just discovered Rain Taxi, like the complete newbie he is, but he still can’t resist telling you to go drop in at the site. And no, they’re not paying him for this. Nobody pays the Babu, alas. Ever.)