Bourdain in June 2006
|Born||June 25, 1956 |
New York City, New York
|Education||Vassar College; Culinary Institute of America|
Anthony Michael "Tony" Bourdain (born June 25, 1956) is an American author and chef. Events 524 - Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The City of New York French cuisine is a style of cooking derived from the nation of France. Vassar College is a private Coeducational, liberal arts college situated in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. The Culinary Institute of America (CIA is a culinary school located in Hyde Park ( Dutchess County New York) USA, founded in 1946 Brasserie Les Halles is a French restaurant with locations in New York City, Washington D A Cook's Tour is a travel and food show that aired on the Food Network. Anthony Bourdain No Reservations is an ongoing American travel and food show on the Travel Channel; it also airs on the Discovery Travel & Living Events 524 - Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created A chef is a person who cooks professionally In a professional kitchen setting the term is used only for the one person in charge of everyone else in the kitchen the executive He is well known for his 2000 book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. A Book is a set or collection of written printed illustrated or blank sheets made of Paper, Parchment, or other material usually fastened together Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly is a ''New York Times'' bestselling Non-fiction book written by American Bourdain is also the host of Travel Channel's culinary and cultural adventure program, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. The Travel Channel is a Cable television network that features Anthony Bourdain No Reservations is an ongoing American travel and food show on the Travel Channel; it also airs on the Discovery Travel & Living Bourdain is currently the "Chef-at-Large" of Brasserie Les Halles, based in New York City with locations in Miami, Florida, and Washington, D.C.
Bourdain was born in New York City but grew up in Leonia, New Jersey. Brasserie Les Halles is a French restaurant with locations in New York City, Washington D The City of New York Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D The City of New York Leonia is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.  He attended Vassar College and the Culinary Institute of America. Vassar College is a private Coeducational, liberal arts college situated in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. The Culinary Institute of America (CIA is a culinary school located in Hyde Park ( Dutchess County New York) USA, founded in 1946 Chef-at-Large of Brasserie Les Halles, Bourdain currently lives in Manhattan with his wife, Ottavia Busia. Brasserie Les Halles is a French restaurant with locations in New York City, Washington D Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York Together, they have one daughter, Ariane, born on April 9, 2007; the couple were wed on April 20, 2007.  Bourdain was divorced from his first wife, Nancy Putkoski, in 2007.  
In Kitchen Confidential, Bourdain describes how his love of food was kindled in France — when he tried his first oyster on an oyster fisherman's boat as a youth while on a family vacation. Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly is a ''New York Times'' bestselling Non-fiction book written by American This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The common name oyster is used for a number of different groups of Bivalve Mollusks most of which live in marine habitats or Brackish water. Later, while attending Vassar College, he worked in the seafood restaurants of Provincetown, Massachusetts, which sparked his decision to pursue cooking as a career. Seafood is any Sea Animal or Seaweed that is served as Food, or is suitable for eating particularly saltwater animals such A restaurant is a retail establishment that serves prepared Food to Customers. Provincetown is a town located at the extreme tip of Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Bourdain graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978, and went on to run various restaurant kitchens in New York City — including the Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue, and Sullivan's — culminating in the position of executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles beginning in 1998. The Culinary Institute of America (CIA is a culinary school located in Hyde Park ( Dutchess County New York) USA, founded in 1946 The City of New York
Bourdain gained immediate popularity from his 2000 New York Times bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. The New York Times Best Seller List is widely considered to be the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States. Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly is a ''New York Times'' bestselling Non-fiction book written by American The book is a witty and rambunctious exposé of the hidden and darker side of the culinary world, and is a memoir of Bourdain's professional life as well.
In 2001, Bourdain followed this with A Cook's Tour, an exotic account of his food and travel exploits across the world, written in conjunction with his first television series. A Cook's Tour Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines is a ''New York Times'' bestselling book written by chef and author Anthony Bourdain in 2001 He has also published The Nasty Bits, another collection of exotic, provocative, and humorous anecdotes and essays centered around food, and Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook. For other uses see Anecdota. For a comparison of anecdote with other kinds of stories see Myth legend fairy tale and fable. An essay is usually a short piece of writing It is often written from an author's personal point of view. His additional books include two culinary mysteries, Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, and a hypothetical historical investigation, Typhoid Mary: An Urban Historical.
Bourdain's articles and essays have appeared many places, including in The New York Times, The Times, The Observer, Gourmet, Maxim, Scotland on Sunday, The Face, Limb by Limb, Black Book, and The Independent. The Times is a daily national Newspaper published in the United Kingdom since 1785 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. The Observer is a British Newspaper published on Sundays In about the same place on the political spectrum as its daily sister paper The Gourmet magazine is a monthly publication of Condé Nast Publications (which also produces its sister publication Bon Appétit) Maxim is an international men's magazine based in the United Kingdom and known for its revealing pictorials featuring popular Actresses Scotland on Sunday is a Scottish Sunday Newspaper, published in Edinburgh by The Scotsman Publications Ltd and consequently assuming The Face was a Magazine started in May 1980 by Nick Logan out of his publishing house Wagadon The Independent is a British compact Newspaper published by Tony O'Reilly 's Independent News & Media. He is also a contributing authority for Food Arts magazine. On the internet, Bourdain's blog for Season 3 of Top Chef  was nominated for a Webby Award for best Blog – Cultural/Personal in 2008. A blog (a contraction of the term " Web log " is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary descriptions of Top Chef is an American reality competition show that airs on the Cable television network Bravo, in which chefs compete against each 
Kitchen Confidential, Bourdain's racy memoir, garnered so much acclaim that Bourdain was offered his own food and world-travel show, A Cook's Tour, by the Food Network, premiering on January 8, 2002. Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly is a ''New York Times'' bestselling Non-fiction book written by American for other uses see Memoir (disambiguation As a literary Genre, a memoir (from the French: mémoire A Cook's Tour is a travel and food show that aired on the Food Network. Food Network is a cable network that airs specials and recurring (episodic programs about food and cooking Events 871 - Battle of Ashdown - Ethelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. In July 2005, he premiered a new, somewhat similar television series, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, on the Travel Channel. Anthony Bourdain No Reservations is an ongoing American travel and food show on the Travel Channel; it also airs on the Discovery Travel & Living The Travel Channel is a Cable television network that features A further result of his well-known memoir was the 2005 Fox sitcom, Kitchen Confidential, named after the book, in which the character "Jack Bourdain" is based loosely on the biography and persona of Anthony Bourdain.
In July 2006 Bourdain was in Beirut filming an episode of No Reservations when the Israel-Lebanon conflict broke out. Beirut (بيروت Bayrūt) is the Capital and Largest city of Lebanon with a population of over 2 Background See also Israel-Lebanon conflict The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO had engaged in cross-border attacks from Southern Lebanon Bourdain and his crew were evacuated with other American citizens on the morning of July 20 by the U.S. Marines. Events 1304 - Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold  Despite having filmed only one restaurant before fighting began, Bourdain's producers compiled the Beirut footage into a No Reservations episode which aired on August 21, 2006. Events 1192 - Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the De facto ruler of Japan. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Uncharacteristically, the episode included footage of both Bourdain and his production staff, and included not only their initial attempts to film the episode, but also their firsthand encounters with Hezbollah supporters, their days of waiting for news with other expatriates in a Beirut hotel, and their eventual escape aided by a "cleaner" (unseen in the footage) who Bourdain dubbed "Mister Wolfe". Hezbollah (حزب الله, literally " party of God " is a Shi'a Islamic political and Paramilitary organisation The episode was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2007.
Bourdain has appeared five times as guest judge on Bravo's Top Chef reality cooking competition program: first in the November 2006 "Thanksgiving" episode of Season 2; and then again in June 2007 in the first episode of Season 3, judging the "exotic surf and turf" competition featuring ingredients including abalone, alligator, black chicken, geoduck and eel. Bravo is a Cable television network owned by NBC Universal. It is currently seen in more than 80 million homes and was the first service dedicated to film drama Top Chef is an American reality competition show that airs on the Cable television network Bravo, in which chefs compete against each The second season of Top Chef began airing on Bravo on October 18, 2006. The third season of American Reality television series Top Chef (also advertised as Top Chef Miami) began airing on Bravo Surf and turf or Surf 'n' Turf is a Main course particularly common in North American Steakhouses which combines Seafood and Meat, Abalone (from Spanish Abulón) are medium-sized to very large edible sea Snails marine Gastropod Mollusks in the for differences between alligators and crocodiles please see Crocodilia An Alligator is a Crocodilian in the Genus The Silkie (sometimes spelled Silky) is a Breed of Chicken named for its unique Plumage, which is said to feel like Silk. The geoduck (ˈguːiːdʌk gooey duck Panopea abrupta, is a species of large saltwater Clam, a marine Bivalve Mollusk True eels ( Anguilliformes) are an order of Fish, which consists of four suborders 19 families 110 Genera and approximately 600 His third appearance was also in Season 3, as an expert on air travel, judging the competitors' airplane meals. Bourdain also wrote weekly blog commentaries for many of the Season 3 episodes, filling in as a guest blogger while Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio was busy opening a new restaurant. A blog (a contraction of the term " Web log " is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary descriptions of Thomas Patrick "Tom" Colicchio (b August 15, 1962 in Elizabeth New Jersey) is a noted American Chef. Bourdain next appeared as a guest judge for the opening episode of Season 4, in which pairs of chefs competed head-to-head in the preparation of various classic dishes; and again in the Season 4 Restaurant Wars episode, temporarily taking the place of head judge Tom Colicchio, who was at a charity event. The fourth season of American Reality television series Top Chef was filmed in Chicago in the second half of 2007 and first aired on March Thomas Patrick "Tom" Colicchio (b August 15, 1962 in Elizabeth New Jersey) is a noted American Chef.
Bourdain also appeared in an episode of TLC's reality show Miami Ink which originally aired August 28, 2006. TLC (generally called as The Learning Channel) is a cable TV network in the US and Canada, that carries a variety of informational and Reality television is a genre of Television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations documents actual events and usually features ordinary Miami Ink is a Reality show on TLC that follows the events that take place at Love Hate a Tattoo shop in Miami Beach Florida Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Artist Chris Garver tattooed a skull on Bourdain's right shoulder, who noted it was his fourth tattoo. Chris Garver (born September 11, 1970) is a tattoo artist featured on the TLC Reality television show Miami Ink. A tattoo is a permanent marking made by inserting ink into the layers of Skin to change the pigment for decorative or other reasons In Human anatomy, the shoulder joint comprises the part of the body where the Humerus attaches to the Scapula. Among other reasons, he wished to balance the ouroboros tattoo he had done on this opposite shoulder in Malaysia while filming Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. The Ouroboros (Greek grc Ουροβόρος from grc ουροβόρος όφις "tail-devouring snake" also spelled Ourorboros, Oroborus, Uroboros For the biogeographical region see Malesia Malaysia (məˈleɪʒə or /məˈleɪziə/ is a country that consists of thirteen states and
Bourdain also has a brief cameo appearance in the 2008 movie, Far Cry. A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the Performing arts, such as Far Cry is an upcoming film adapted from the Video game of the same name. 
Known for consuming exotic and daring ethnic dishes, Bourdain is famous for eating sheep testicles in Morocco, ant eggs in Puebla, Mexico, a raw seal eyeball as part of a traditional Inuit seal hunt, and a whole cobra — beating heart, blood, bile, and meat — in Vietnam. The testicle (from Latin testiculus, diminutive of testis, meaning "witness" virility plural testes) is the male Morocco (المغرب "al-Maghrib" officially the Kingdom of Morocco (المملكة المغربية is a country located in North Africa Ants are social Insects of the family Formicidae and along with the related families of Wasps and Bees belong to the order In most Birds and Reptiles an egg ( Latin ovum) is the Zygote, resulting from Fertilization of the Ovum. The city of Puebla, officially Heroic Puebla de Zaragoza (nicknamed Angelópolis) is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Puebla. Pinnipeds ("fin-feet" lit "winged feet" or fin-footed mammals are a widely distributed and diverse group of semi-aquatic marine Mammals comprising Eyes are organs that detect Light, and send signals along the Optic nerve to the visual areas of the brain Inuit (plural the singular Inuk, means "man" or "person" is a general term for a group of culturally similar Indigenous peoples inhabiting Cobras ( are venomous Snakes of the family Elapidae, of several genera, but particularly Naja. Vietnam (ˌviːɛtˈnɑːm Việt Nam) officially According to Bourdain, the most disgusting thing he has ever eaten is a Chicken McNugget, though he did declare the warthog rectum he ate in Namibia and the fermented shark he ate in Iceland as among 'the worst meals of his life. Chicken McNuggets (introduced in 1983) are a Fast food product offered by the restaurant chain McDonald's. The warthog or common warthog ( Phacochoerus africanus, "African Lens-Pig" is a wild member of the pig family that lives in Africa The rectum (from the Latin rectum intestinum, meaning straight intestine) is the final straight portion of the Large intestine in some Mammals Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in Southern Africa on the Atlantic coast Iceland, officially the Republic of Iceland ( ( Ísland or Lýðveldið Ísland ( '
Bourdain has been known for being an unrepentant drinker and smoker. In a nod to Bourdain's (at the time) two-pack-a-day cigarette habit, renowned chef Thomas Keller once served him a 20-course tasting menu including a mid-meal "coffee and cigarettes" dish of foie gras with tobacco-infused custard. Thomas Keller (born October 14, 1955) is an American Chef, Restaurateur, and Cookbook Writer.  However, Bourdain has stopped smoking as of the summer of 2007 because of the birth of his daughter. 
Because of his liberal use of light profanity and sexual references in his television show No Reservations, the network has prepended viewer discretion advisories to each segment of each episode. The original meaning of the adjective profane (from the Latin for "in front of or outside the Temple " was to refer to items not belonging to the church Generally speaking human sexuality is how people experience and express themselves as sexual beings
Adding to his untamed image, Bourdain is a former user of cocaine, heroin, and LSD. Cocaine ( benzoylmethyl ecgonine) is a Crystalline Tropane Alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the Coca plant Heroin ( INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from Morphine, a derivative In Kitchen Confidential he writes of his experience in a trendy SoHo restaurant in 1981: "We were high all the time, sneaking off to the walk-in [refrigerator] at every opportunity to 'conceptualize. This article is about an area of Manhattan, New York City. For the area in London UK see Soho. ' Hardly a decision was made without drugs. Pot, quaaludes, cocaine, LSD, psilocybin mushrooms soaked in honey and used to sweeten tea, Seconal, Tuinal, speed, codeine and, increasingly, heroin, which we'd send a Spanish-speaking busboy over to Alphabet City to get. Cannabis, also known as marijuana or marihuana, or ganja (from Hindi / Sanskrit: गांजा gānjā hemp) is a Methaqualone is a Sedative drug which is similar in effect to Barbiturates a general CNS Depressant. Cocaine ( benzoylmethyl ecgonine) is a Crystalline Tropane Alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the Coca plant Psilocybin (IPA /saɪləˈsaɪbɪn/ (also known as psilocybine) is a psychedelic Indole of the Tryptamine family found in Psilocybin A mushroom is the fleshy Spore -bearing Fruiting body of a Fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source Honey is a sweet and Viscous fluid produced by Honey bees (and some other species and derived from the nectar of Flowers According to the Secobarbital (marketed by Eli Lilly and Company under the brand name Seconal) is a Barbiturate derivative drug Tuinal is the brand name of a combination Drug composed of two Barbiturate salts ( Secobarbital sodium and Amobarbital sodium in equal proportions Amphetamine, and related drugs such as Methamphetamine are a group of drugs that act by increasing levels of Norepinephrine, Serotonin, and Dopamine Codeine ( INN) or methylmorphine is an Opiate used for its Analgesic, antitussive and antidiarrheal properties Heroin ( INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from Morphine, a derivative Busboys or busgirls' or SA, increasingly referred to as bussers, workin the Restaurant and Catering industry clearing Alphabet City is a neighborhood located within the East Village in the New York City borough of Manhattan. "
Bourdain is also noted for his not-so-subtle put-downs of celebrity chefs like Emeril Lagasse (though he has since warmed up a little to Lagasse, who has appeared with Bourdain in an episode of No Reservations), Bobby Flay, Sandra Lee, and Rachael Ray (who is the butt of many jokes on No Reservations). Emeril John Lagasse (born October 15 1959) is an American Celebrity chef, Restaurateur, Television personality and Robert William Flay (born December 10, 1964 where he was raised and continues to live Sandra Lee (born Sandra Lee Christiansen on July 3, 1966 in Sumner Washington) is an American television Chef and Rachael Domenica Ray (born August 25, 1968 in Glens Falls, New York) is a two-time Daytime Emmy nominated television personality Bourdain fully expressed his feelings about certain Food Network personalities in a popular blog entry from February 2007, and appears to be irritated by both the overt commercialism of the celebrity cooking industry and its lack of culinary authenticity. Food Network is a cable network that airs specials and recurring (episodic programs about food and cooking Bourdain has recognized the irony of his transformation into a celebrity chef and has, to some extent, begun to qualify his insults. He has been consistently outspoken in his praise for chefs he admires, particularly Thomas Keller, Masa Takayama, Gordon Ramsay, Eric Ripert, Ferran Adrià, Fergus Henderson, Marco Pierre White, and Mario Batali. Thomas Keller (born October 14, 1955) is an American Chef, Restaurateur, and Cookbook Writer. Masa is a Sushi Restaurant in New York City 's Time Warner Center. Gordon James Ramsay, OBE, (born 8 November 1966 is a Chef, Television personality and Restaurateur. Eric Ripert (rih-pair' (born 1965 in Antibes) is a French chef working in New York City. Ferran Adrià Acosta is a Chef born on May 14, 1962 in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Catalonia, Spain. Fergus Henderson (born 1963 is an English chef who founded the St John restaurant in St John St near the famous Smithfield Market and St John Bread and Wine Marco Pierre White (born 11 December 1961 is an English Chef and restaurateur. Mario Batali (b September 9, 1960) is an Italian American Chef, restaurateur, TV host and Writer. 
Bourdain's taste in music is also a matter of public record. His book, The Nasty Bits, is dedicated to "Joey, Johnny, and Dee Dee" of the Ramones. Joey Ramone ( May 19 1951 – April 15 2001) born as Jeffrey Ross Hyman, was a vocalist and Songwriter best John William Cummings (October 8 1948 &ndash September 15 2004 better known by the stage name Johnny Ramone, was the Guitarist for the seminal Punk rock Dee Dee Ramone ( Douglas Glenn Colvin) ( September 18, 1951 - June 5, 2002) was a German American Songwriter The Ramones were an American rock band often regarded as the first Punk rock group Bourdain has declared fond appreciation for their music, as well as other early punk bands such as Dead Boys, Television, and The Voidoids. The Dead Boys were an American Punk rock band from Cleveland Ohio. Television, formed in New York City in 1973 is an American Rock music band The Voidoids, also known as Richard Hell and The Voidoids, were a New York City Punk rock band of the late 1970s and early Additionally, Bourdain writes in Kitchen Confidential that the playing of music by Billy Joel in his kitchen was grounds for immediate firing (ironically, Joel is a fan of his). William Martin Joel (born May 9 1949 is an American Pianist and Singer-songwriter. In a Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations episode in Sweden, Bourdain proclaimed that his all time favorite album (his "desert island disc") is the groundbreaking punk record Fun House by The Stooges; he also revealed that he despises Swedish pop supergroup ABBA. Anthony Bourdain No Reservations is an ongoing American travel and food show on the Travel Channel; it also airs on the Discovery Travel & Living "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. For other uses see Funhouse (disambiguation Fun House is the second album by the American rock band The Stooges. The Stooges are an American rock band that was active from 1967 to 1974 then reformed in 2003
Bourdain was named Food Writer of the Year in 2001 by Bon Appétit magazine, for Kitchen Confidential. Bon Appétit ( French for enjoy your meal -- literally good appetite) describes itself as "a Food and entertaining Magazine Kitchen Confidential Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly is a ''New York Times'' bestselling Non-fiction book written by American 
A Cook's Tour was named Food Book of the Year in 2002 by the British Guild of Food Writers. A Cook's Tour Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines is a ''New York Times'' bestselling book written by chef and author Anthony Bourdain in 2001 
The Beirut episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, which documented the experiences of Bourdain and his crew during the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict, was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Programming in 2007. Beirut (بيروت Bayrūt) is the Capital and Largest city of Lebanon with a population of over 2 Anthony Bourdain No Reservations is an ongoing American travel and food show on the Travel Channel; it also airs on the Discovery Travel & Living Background See also Israel-Lebanon conflict The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO had engaged in cross-border attacks from Southern Lebanon
Bourdain's blog for the reality competition show Top Chef  was nominated for a Webby Award for best Blog – Culture / Personal in 2008. Top Chef is an American reality competition show that airs on the Cable television network Bravo, in which chefs compete against each