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Anthony Bourdain Is Toast at NYC Wine & Food Festival Roast (Video)

Snarkmeister Anthony Bourdain found himself the main course last evening when both celebrity chefs and professional comedians made mince meat out of him at the "On the Chopping Block: A Roast of Anthony Bourdain" at Chelsea Piers.

The $400-a-plate event, part of the New York City Wine & Food Festival, was hosted by Mario Batali and Willie Geist. Celebrity chefs Rachael Ray, Eric Ripert, and Guy Fieri  turned up for a chance to participate

in an evening that could very well be subtitled "karma is a bitch".


This morning, Tony was on the Today

show, where co-hosts Willie Geist and Savannah Guthrie asked how

the experience was for him. "Like a prolonged and painful medical

procedure", replied the author, television host, producer, and chef. 

Who, by the way, landed the most hits with their verbal missiles of

abuse? If you were guessing Rachael Ray or Guy Fieri, celebrity chefs who are frequent Bourdain targets, you'd be wrong.

The most caustic arrows were slung by comedian Bonnie MacFarlane.

Earlier this morning, Bourdain tweeted the following:

. totally steals show and rips bleeding new orifice out of . I didn't dodge a bullet. I dodged an ICBM ! # killed!



Here's a clip from the Today show, complete with a snippet of MacFarlane ripping a new orifice out of Bourdain's still-raw body:

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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