Chef Loves Melting Pot


Baylen Linnekin profiles Anthony Bourdain, author of Kitchen Confidential and head chef at New York's Brasserie Les Halles:

"America is a mutt-culture, isn't it?" he writes in The Nasty Bits. "Who the hell is America if not everybody else? We are -- and should be -- a big, messy, anarchistic polyglot of dialects and accents and different skin tones. Like our kitchens. We need more Latinos to come here. And they should, whenever possible, impregnate our women."