Anthony Michael Bourdain (born June 25, 1956) is a New Jersey-born American writer, chef, and television personality. He's a proud, sarcastic Jerkass. Beyond his surface though he can be very deep and profound, almost philosophical in his writings and monologues. If there was a real-life Mr. Vice Guy he'd be poster boy; he's a former drug and cigarette addict and still a huge drinker as well as a Punk Rock fan. A famous chef within cooking circles for years, he grew celebrity level of fame with his 2000 book Kitchen Confidential, which is a dark, auto-biographical look at the cooking industry from the inside. Ironically, the book was filled with hatred and Take Thats at other celebrity chefs. He's also very trope and clique savvy and often hanging lampshades on the tropes that happen in real life within the shows he's on.In addition to this he also appeared to the Travel Channel's No Reservations and The Layover as well as the more recent CNN show Parts Unknown.
Books that Anthony Bourdain has authored:
- Kitchen Confidential, which got a short-lived TV adaptation
- A Cook's Tour, (also a television show hosted by Bourdain on Food Network.)
- Typhoid Mary: An Urban Historical
- Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook
- The Nasty Bits
- No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach
- Medium Raw
- Appetites: A Cookbook
- Bone in the Throat
- Gone Bamboo
- Bobby Gold
- Get Jiro!
- Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi
- Hungry Ghosts