Ruth Bourdain’s Dream Dinner Party Guest Is Dr. Hannibal Lecter

Because why wouldn’t it be? Ruth Bourdain recently sat down (behind her laptop) for a rare, not-in-person interview with Food Republic, in which she revealed the least shocking dream dinner party we could imagine for someone who runs around winning James Beard Awards masquerading as an unholy mash-up of Anthony Bourdain and Ruth Reichl.

So who would Ruthie-B invite if she were, say, miraculously invited to host a challenge on Bravo’s worst cooking show in the last decade Rocco’s Dinner Party? “Eric Ripert, William the Conqueror, Nathan Myrhvold, Julia Child, David Chang and Dr. Hannibal Lecter,” she replied. Can we be William the Conqueror’s plus one? Cool.

As for where she’s heading, now that she’s taken the Twitterverse by storm, published a real-live book, and won a James Beard Award in a category invented for her?

“I think we’ll have to see how the book performs and take it from there,” she said cautiously. “Food trucks, pop-up breastaurants, coffee table book of food erotica, a line of frozen meals, a movie, who knows?!”

Ruth Bourdain’s Frozen Meals for President 2016.

[Food Republic]

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