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									Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain
Executive chef Anthony Bourdain grabbed the attention of diners everywhere with his revealing look at the restaurant biz, Kitchen Confidential. Along with hosting popular food shows on the Discovery Channel and the Food Network, Bourdain has also written several novels that have earned him a reputation as "a new master of the wiseass crime comedy" (Publishers Weekly).

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Fact File

Name:
Anthony Bourdain
Current Home:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
June 25, 1956
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
High school diploma, Dwight Englewood School, 1973; A.O.S. degree, The Culinary Institute of America, 1978
Awards:
Named Best Food Writer of the Year by Bon Appétit magazine and the Guild of British Food Writers for Kitchen Confidential, 2002

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								No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach, Author: 
								Anthony Bourdain.

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No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach
by Anthony Bourdain
More than just a companion to the popular show, No Reservations is Bourdain’s fully illustrated journal of his far-flung travels. The book traces his trips from New Zealand to New Jersey and everywhere in between, mixing beautiful, never-before-seen photos and mementos with Bourdain’s outrageous commentary on what really happens when you give a bad-boy chef an open ticket to the world. Want to know where to get good fatty crab in Rangoon? How to order your reindeer medium rare? How to tell a Frenchman that his baguette is invading your personal space? This is your book. For any Bourdain fan, this is an indispensable opportunity to hit the road with the man himself.
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								Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines, Author: 
								Anthony Bourdain.
*  Bone in the Throat (1995)
*  Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000)
*  A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines (2002)
*  The Bobby Gold Stories (2003)
*  Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook (2004)
*  The Nasty Bits (2006)
*  No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach (2007)

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								Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking, Author: 
								Anthony Bourdain, Jose De Meirelles, Philippe LaJaunie, Breaulove Swells Whimsy, Robert DiScalfani (Photographer).

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Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking
by Anthony Bourdain, Jose De Meirelles, Philippe LaJaunie, Breaulove Swells Whimsy, Robert DiScalfani (Photographer)
Before stunning the foodie faction with Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour, Bourdain spent years serving some of the best French brasserie food in New York at hotspot Les Halles. Now, Bourdain reveals his formerly top-secret recipes in this highly-anticipated cookbook that's candid, funny, audacious, and full of his signature charm.



Meal Meditation

When asked in an interview with his publisher who his dream patron would be and what he would cook for them, Bourdain revealed: "Martin Scorsese. I'd make a simple dish of Fettuccine with White Truffles and Reggiano Parmesan, some good bread, maybe a fennel, orange, and roasted beet salad with toasted almonds. Biscotti and espresso. I always wanted to be Italian American."



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Favorite Writers & Reads

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								Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, Author: 
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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
by Anthony Bourdain
In the bestselling book that established him as an author, Bourdain dishes the dirt on what he recalls as "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine." New York magazine called the work "utterly riveting, swaggering with stylish machismo and precise ear for kitchen patois."

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								Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Author: 
								Hunter S. Thompson.

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
by Hunter S. Thompson
In our interview, Bourdain revealed that Hunter Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas "changed my young life. Its mixture of passion, cynicism, hyperbole, and diatribe and its take on the failures of the '60s mirrored my own worldview." Read our interview with Bourdain to learn more about his favorite writers and reads, including:

*The Friends of Eddie Coyle  by George V. Higgins
*Lolita  by Vladimir Nabokov
*The Quiet American  by Graham Greene
*Under the Volcano  by Malcolm Lowry
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Photo by Robert DiScalfani