Anthony Bourdain is an acclaimed chef, author, and television host. His article, "Don't Read Before Eating This" appeared in the New Yorker in 1997 and he hasn't stopped since. He has been moving from one high-profile culinary project to the next, writing books and hosting television shows.... More
Anthony Bourdain is an acclaimed chef, author, and television host. His article, "Don't Read Before Eating This" appeared in the New Yorker in 1997 and he hasn't stopped since. He has been moving from one high-profile culinary project to the next, writing books and hosting television shows. He is well known for his book "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly" and for hosting the Travel Channel shows "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" and "The Layover."
Bourdain's career in cooking was sparked while he attended Vassar College and worked in the seafood restaurants of Provincetown, Massachusetts. He went on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978 and ran various restaurant kitchens in New York City. His home base came to be at Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan where Bourdain was executive chef for many years. He has written multiple articles and essays which have appeared in the New York Times, Esquire, and many others.
His popular writing and cooking experience led to an offer by the Food Network to host his own food and world-travel show, "A Cook's Tour." This show premiered in January 2002 and in July 2005, he premiered a similar television series, "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations," on the Travel Channel. His liberal use of profanity and sexual references has placed viewer discretion advisories on his television shows but has also gained him widespread recognition. He has appeared in many other shows including TLC's "Miami Ink" and "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern." He has also released multiple New York Times best sellers including "Anothny Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook" and "The Nasty Bits." In May 2012, Bourdain announced he would be leaving the Travel Channel to hose a show focusing on other cultures and cuisines on CNN.