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Anthony Michael Bourdain (June 25, 1956 - June 8, 2018) was a UsefulNotes/NewJersey-born American writer, chef, and television personality. He cheerily promoted the image of a proud, [[SnarkKnight sarcastic]] {{Jerkass}} on all his appearances. Beyond his surface though he could be very deep and profound, almost philosophical in his writings and monologues. If there was a real-life MrViceGuy he'd be poster boy, being a former drug and cigarette addict and to his death a huge drinker as well as a PunkRock fan. A famous chef within cooking circles for years, he grew celebrity level of fame with his 2000 book ''Literature/KitchenConfidential'', which is a dark, auto-biographical look at the cooking industry from the inside. Ironically, the book was filled with hatred and {{Take That}}s at other celebrity chefs. His works and appearances were also very trope and clique savvy and often hung lampshades on the tropes that happen in real life within the shows he was on.

On June 8, 2018, Bourdain was found dead in a hotel room of an apparent suicide by hanging while filming on episode in Strasbourg, France for ''Series/AnthonyBourdainPartsUnknown''; he will be dearly missed.

In case you're feeling suicidal, ''please'' [[UsefulNotes/SuicidePrevention find help immediately]]. Talk to a loved one at the very least and let them know how you're feeling. [[YouAreNotAlone There]] ''[[YouAreNotAlone is]]'' [[YouAreNotAlone help out there]].

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Anthony Michael Bourdain (June 25, 1956 - June 8, 2018) was a UsefulNotes/NewJersey-born American writer, chef, and television personality. He cheerily promoted the image of a proud, [[SnarkKnight sarcastic]] {{Jerkass}} on all his appearances. Beyond his surface though surface, though, he could be very deep and profound, almost philosophical in his writings and monologues. If there was a real-life MrViceGuy he'd be the poster boy, being a former drug and cigarette addict and to his death a huge drinker as well as a PunkRock fan. A famous chef within cooking circles for years, he grew celebrity level of fame with his 2000 book ''Literature/KitchenConfidential'', which is a dark, auto-biographical autobiographical look at the cooking industry from the inside. Ironically, the book was filled with hatred and {{Take That}}s at other celebrity chefs. His works and appearances were also very trope trope- and clique savvy clique-savvy and often hung lampshades on the tropes that happen in real life within the shows he was on.

On June 8, 2018, Bourdain was found dead in a hotel room of an apparent suicide by hanging while filming on an episode in Strasbourg, France for ''Series/AnthonyBourdainPartsUnknown''; he will be dearly missed.

In case you're feeling suicidal, ''please'' '''''please'' [[UsefulNotes/SuicidePrevention find help immediately]].immediately]]'''. Talk to a loved one at the very least and let them know how you're feeling. [[YouAreNotAlone There]] ''[[YouAreNotAlone is]]'' [[YouAreNotAlone help out there]].



-->Cooper: "Tonight, a rare look at what happens when the world's most adventurous eater goes out to dinner with possibly the world's least adventurous eater. I'm talking about Anthony Bourdain and [[PickyEater myself]], guess which one is which."

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-->Cooper: -->'''Cooper''': "Tonight, a rare look at what happens when the world's most adventurous eater goes out to dinner with possibly the world's least adventurous eater. I'm talking about Anthony Bourdain and [[PickyEater myself]], myself]]; guess which one is which."



--> With the passage of time and subsequent events, I'd like to add that the "Ewok-like" Emeril Lagassee turned out to be not such a bad bastard after all. While my loathing for his show remains undiminished, a wiser man would have acknowledged that unlike the the far worse, talentless, nonchef bobblehead dolls who now dominate the Food Network lineup, Emeril was actually a real chef once. A guy who, not unlike me, worked his way up the line, and who-unlike me-succeeded on his merits as a chef, cook, and businessman. He's been nothing but gracious to me personally-in spite of my having made him, for a time, something of a punchline. I've eaten his food, met his cooks, and have to admire the man for his accomplishments. I hear from mutual friends that [[StoutStrength he's good in a bar fight]]--something that only raises him in my estimation. He probably deserves a lot more respect than I gave him here.

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--> With the passage of time and subsequent events, I'd like to add that the "Ewok-like" Emeril Lagassee Lagasse turned out to be not such a bad bastard after all. While my loathing for his show remains undiminished, a wiser man would have acknowledged that unlike the the far worse, talentless, nonchef bobblehead dolls who now dominate the Food Network lineup, Emeril was actually a real chef once. A guy who, not unlike me, worked his way up the line, and who-unlike me-succeeded on his merits as a chef, cook, and businessman. He's been nothing but gracious to me personally-in spite of my having made him, for a time, something of a punchline. I've eaten his food, met his cooks, and have to admire the man for his accomplishments. I hear from mutual friends that [[StoutStrength he's good in a bar fight]]--something that only raises him in my estimation. He probably deserves a lot more respect than I gave him here.


-->Cooper: "Tonight, a rare look at what happens when the world's most adventurous eater goes out to dinner with possibly the world's least adventurous eater. I'm talking about Anthony Bourdain and myself, guess which one is which."

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-->Cooper: "Tonight, a rare look at what happens when the world's most adventurous eater goes out to dinner with possibly the world's least adventurous eater. I'm talking about Anthony Bourdain and myself, [[PickyEater myself]], guess which one is which."


-->Cooper: ''"Tonight, a rare look at what happens when the world's most adventurous eater goes out to dinner with possibly the world's least adventurous eater. I'm talking about Anthony Bourdain and myself, guess which one is which."''

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-->Cooper: ''"Tonight, "Tonight, a rare look at what happens when the world's most adventurous eater goes out to dinner with possibly the world's least adventurous eater. I'm talking about Anthony Bourdain and myself, guess which one is which."''"

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-->Cooper: ''"Tonight, a rare look at what happens when the world's most adventurous eater goes out to dinner with possibly the world's least adventurous eater. I'm talking about Anthony Bourdain and myself, guess which one is which."''


* TheGadfly: Seemingly took it as a sacred obligation to push Creator/AndersonCooper's [[IAteWhat culinary boundaries]] [[OddFriendship any time they met up.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Eric Ripert.



* TheGadfly: Seemingly took it as a sacred obligation to push Creator/AndersonCooper's [[IAteWhat culinary boundaries]] [[OddFriendship any time they met up.]]


* TheGadfly: Seemingly took it as a sacred obligation to push ''Creator/Anderson Cooper's'' [[IAteWhat culinary boundaries]] [[OddFriendship any time they met up.]]

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* TheGadfly: Seemingly took it as a sacred obligation to push ''Creator/Anderson Cooper's'' Creator/AndersonCooper's [[IAteWhat culinary boundaries]] [[OddFriendship any time they met up.]]


* TheGadfly: Seemingly took it as a sacred obligation to push Creator/Anderson Cooper's [[IAteWhat culinary boundaries]] [[OddFriendship any time they met up.]]

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* TheGadfly: Seemingly took it as a sacred obligation to push Creator/Anderson Cooper's ''Creator/Anderson Cooper's'' [[IAteWhat culinary boundaries]] [[OddFriendship any time they met up.]]


* TheGadfly: Seemingly took it as a sacred obligation to push Anderson Cooper's [[IAteWhat culinary boundaries]] [[OddFriendship any time they spent time together.]]

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* TheGadfly: Seemingly took it as a sacred obligation to push Anderson Creator/Anderson Cooper's [[IAteWhat culinary boundaries]] [[OddFriendship any time they spent time together.met up.]]

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* TheGadfly: Seemingly took it as a sacred obligation to push Anderson Cooper's [[IAteWhat culinary boundaries]] [[OddFriendship any time they spent time together.]]


--> My naked contempt for vegetarians, sauce-on-siders, the lactose intolerant, and the cooking of the Ewok-like [[NotSoDifferent Emeril Lagasse]] is not going to get me [[Series/NoReservations my own show on the Food Network.]] I don't think I'll be going on ski weekends with André Soltner any time soon, or getting a backrub from that hunky Bobby Flay. [[HeterosexualLifePartners Eric Ripert]] won't be calling me for ideas on tomorrow's fish special.

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--> My naked contempt for vegetarians, sauce-on-siders, the lactose intolerant, and the cooking of the Ewok-like [[NotSoDifferent Emeril Lagasse]] is not going to get me [[Series/NoReservations my own show on the Food Network.]] Network]]. I don't think I'll be going on ski weekends with André Soltner any time soon, or getting a backrub from that hunky Bobby Flay. [[HeterosexualLifePartners Eric Ripert]] won't be calling me for ideas on tomorrow's fish special.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}: As Lance Costeau, a [[ActorAllusion rude celebrity chef]] hosting a reality show in one episode.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'': As Lance Costeau, a [[ActorAllusion rude celebrity chef]] hosting a reality show in one episode.



* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Expresses this view in the first few pages of Kitchen Confidential, making it a [[HilariousinHindsight very different]] [[HeartwarmingInHindsight read today.]]

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Expresses this view in the first few pages of Kitchen Confidential, making it a [[HilariousinHindsight very different]] [[HeartwarmingInHindsight read today.]]today]].

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* NotSoDifferent: Eventually came to view Emeril this way, as he notes in a later edition of Kitchen Confidential.
--> With the passage of time and subsequent events, I'd like to add that the "Ewok-like" Emeril Lagassee turned out to be not such a bad bastard after all. While my loathing for his show remains undiminished, a wiser man would have acknowledged that unlike the the far worse, talentless, nonchef bobblehead dolls who now dominate the Food Network lineup, Emeril was actually a real chef once. A guy who, not unlike me, worked his way up the line, and who-unlike me-succeeded on his merits as a chef, cook, and businessman. He's been nothing but gracious to me personally-in spite of my having made him, for a time, something of a punchline. I've eaten his food, met his cooks, and have to admire the man for his accomplishments. I hear from mutual friends that [[StoutStrength he's good in a bar fight]]--something that only raises him in my estimation. He probably deserves a lot more respect than I gave him here.


* BadassGrandpa: Got pretty heavily into Brazilian jiu-jitsu thanks to his second wife, earning a blue belt while in his late fifties.


* BadassGrandpa: Thanks to the influence of his second wife, he got pretty heavily into Brazilian jiu-jitsu, earning a blue belt while in his late fifties.

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* BadassGrandpa: Thanks to the influence of his second wife, he got Got pretty heavily into Brazilian jiu-jitsu, jiu-jitsu thanks to his second wife, earning a blue belt while in his late fifties.



* OneOfUs: A gigantic movie buff, and surprisingly well-read.

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* BadassGrandpa: Thanks to the influence of his second wife, he got pretty heavily into Brazilian jiu-jitsu, earning a blue belt while in his late fifties.


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* OneOfUs: A gigantic movie buff, and surprisingly well-read.

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