Canada Bourdain defends Quebec chefs after tweet

18:38  15 may  2018
18:38  15 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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After a scenic train ride to Quebec City and the annual winter Carnival, Bourdain and the clique of Quebecois chefs discovered the lost art of table-side service at Le Continental and had an “oddball house party” style meal at L’Affaire Est Ketchup (which translates to ‘it’s all good’).

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Anthony Bourdain is pushing back after another controversy over potentially offensive Canadian nicknames.

The celebrity chef's CNN show, "Parts Unknown," aired an episode on Sunday on the cultural and culinary heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador.

But, after it aired someone asked Bourdain on Twitter why two Quebec chefs were with him when he visited the province last fall, dining with local chefs on delicacies like moose meat and authentic fish and chips.

Anthony Bourdain standing on a sidewalk© Provided by thecanadianpress.com

Bourdain shot back, saying the two "Frenchies" were the ones "solely responsible for enticing me there."

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Tweet . Bourdain next heads out with chef Martin Picard and trapper Carl Blondin for some trapping. After Bourdain has tucked into more foie gras than his cardiologist would recommend, he deals with the meaty issue: Is Quebec really Canada?

He said the chefs — Fred Morin and David McMillan of Joe Beef in Montreal — were more effective advocates for Canadian tourism than the tourism board.

The "Frenchies" comment sparked an animated defence of Bourdain, with some Newfoundlanders calling the tweet idiotic, destructive and "salty and rude," while also apologizing to Bourdain and the Quebec chefs.

The latest kerfuffle comes after the show took online heat for using the term "Newfie" in a now-deleted tweet promoting the episode on Newfoundland and Labrador, with people informing Bourdain it is considered offensive and derogatory by many.

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