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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Anthony Bourdain at Barnes & Noble.
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
June 25, 1956
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
High school diploma, Dwight Englewood School, 1973; A.O.S. degree, The Culinary Institute of America, 1978
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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|Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking|
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.
|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."|
|The Best Book to Read First||Favorite Writers & Reads|
|Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly|
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."
|Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas|
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:
|Photo by Robert DiScalfani||