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Entry from October 30, 2013
Colostomy Pie (Frito Pie nickname)

Frito pie is made with Fritos corn chip and chili; cheese, onions and tomatoes are often added. In New Mexico, Frito pie is served right in the Fritos bag.

Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, did a show on New Mexico on September 30, 2013. He called Frito pie “warm crap in a bag” and “colostomy pie.”

Bourdain later clarified that, although he thought the dish looked like crap, it was actually tasty.


Twitter
Clive
‏@CliveHasTheHorn
I’m thinking a better name for your “Chunky Steak Slice” might be “Rancid, greasy, gravy pocket” or just “Colostomy Pie” @UKTesco
7:12 AM - 18 May 12

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News This Second
‏@NewsThisSecond
TV chef Anthony Bourdain upsets entire state of New Mexico after describing ‘signature’ Frito pie as ‘colostomy… http://dlvr.it/43fvyP
5:39 PM - 30 Sep 13

Gawker
LACEY DONOHUE NEW MEXICO 9/30/13 10:27pm
Anthony Bourdain Describes Frito Pie as “Warm Crap In a Bag”
He also called it a “colostomy pie.” But now Anthony Bourdain has sort of apologized for some of his comments on an episode of CNN’s Parts Unknown after insulting the “World Famous” Frito pies served up at Santa Fe’s Five & Dime General Store’s snack bar in New Mexico.

In the episode, he described the dish as canned Hormel chili covered in a “‘day-glow orange cheese-like substance.” And then he further insulted New Mexicans by telling them that the Frito pie should be left to their neighbors: “New Mexico, you have many wonderful things,” Bourdain said. “I think, let Texas have this one.”

Daily Mail (UK)
‘It was shockingly tasty!’: Anthony Bourdain apologizes to angry New Mexicans after ridiculing famous Frito pie
Bourdain upset locals after describing it as ‘feeling like holding a warm crap in a bag’ and as ‘colostomy pie’
He now admits it still tasted good
He also upset locals by claiming that it wasn’t even a New Mexico meal, but rather a Texas creation
A Frito pie consists of a bag of Fritos which has chili and cheese mixed in

By DAVID MCCORMACK and ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 11:29 EST, 2 October 2013 | UPDATED: 14:43 EST, 2 October 2013
After enraging the entire state of New Mexico by ridiculing one of its favorite dishes, TV chef Anthony Bourdain has turned heel and apologized for his sharp-tongued comments.

The chef and writer used toilet humor to describe the snacks sold at Santa Fe’s famous Five & Dime General Store’s on a recent episode of his show Parts Unknown. He now says he ‘got it wrong.’

Houstonia Magazine (Houston, TX)
TONY BOURDAIN ON FRITO PIE
Warm Crap in a Bag
Frito Pie is our traditional Halloween Dinner. Who cares what Tony Bourdain thinks?

Published Oct 30, 2013, 10:32am
By Robb Walsh
Halloween is usually a night of hectic preparations and emergency costume repairs. It’s not a great time to try to cook an elaborate meal—which is why Frito Pie has become our holiday dinner tradition. I put on a big pot of chili con carne early in the day and ladle some out into individual size Fritos corn chip bags when somebody gets hungry.

Chopped onions, shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes and pickled jalapeños are all suitable additions. The combination of condiments probably evolved at hamburger counters, hot dog joints, and high school football stadium concession stands where these ingredients are always on hand.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Permalink