On the James Beard Foundation
The James Beard Foundation is an organization that promotes the culinary arts (from restaurants to chefs to food journalists to cookbook authors). They deal with anything food and drink related, and also give out yearly awards. Bourdain, despite being honored by them in 2008, has always been a vocal critic of the Foundation. What is that saying—"don't bite the hand that feeds you"? But Bourdain bites everything.