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Bourdain told the AP that part of his personal challenge is to see how uncomfortable he can make Ripert. If you've ever watched the two interact on "No Reservations" you know that Ripert is the more subdued of the pair, although not without his own sense of humor. I can only assume that for Ripert, the charming chef of Le Bernardin, his own personal challenge might involve making sure Bourdain doesn't go too far off the rails. At least it is on satellite radio so Bourdain won't have to keep his love for salty language in check, in fact the pair are planning a "food porn" radio segment devoted to saucy descriptions of culinary creations.
The show "Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert: Turn & Burn", will run for five weeks starting February 18. The first episode will also feature another charismatic chef, the flame-haired bon vivant Mario Batali. On February 25 they will broadcast live from the South Beach Food and Wine Festival and speak with special guests during the live broadcast, including Chef Daniel Boulud.