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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Anthony Bourdain eating pigeons in Cairo

You should be eating that hamam with your bare hands, Mr. Bourdain: We came across this video of chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain devouring a stuffed pigeon during a trip to Cairo as part of his No Reservations show. Bourdain explains that chefs, unlike his fellow New Yorkers, do not refer to pigeons as “rats with wings,” but recognise the birds’ importance as food. He said, on his way to grab a meal at Farahat in the heart of Cairo, “[here] people don’t feed pigeons; pigeons, rightly, feed people.” The one issue we have with Mr. Bourdain there is that he was eating his bird with the assistance of a fork, when we all know the only right way to devour proper stuffed pigeon has to be messy and involve just your bare hands (runtime: 02:41).

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