The Anthony Bourdian

By: Matthew Lona

Getting to Know Anthony Bourdain

On June 25, 1956, in New York City Anthony Bourdain attended Vassar College for two years and graduated from the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America in 1978. Sooner than he thought he began running the kitchen in New York called Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue, and Sullivan's. He became executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in 1998.

In 1997, New Yorker published Boudain's new famous article called "Don't Eat Before Reading This," a honest look at the inner working of the restaurants, specifically in their kitchens. His credibility as a renowned chef the article carried much weight and led to other writing projects. In 2000, the bestselling book "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, a vast expansion of the New Yorker article," came out to be great popularity.

2002, Anthony started his two-season run on the Food Network's "A Cook's Tour," a series where Bourdain travels around the world looking for culinary adventures. In 2004. Anthony released "Anthony Bourdain's Les Halls Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking, and in 2006, The Nasty Bits. Both books went on to become New York Times bestsellers. In 2005, Bourdain premiered a new Travel Channel TV series, "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations," which explore similar themes as "A Cook's Tour." The show shot its seventh seventh season in 2011, and enjoyed a wide audience. Also in 2005, because of huge popularity of Kitchen Confidential, Fox aired a short-lived sitcom based on the book. ON the show, the Character "Jack Bourdain" was loosely base on Anthony

While maintaining his "No Reservations schedule," Anthony has also appeared as a guest judge on "Brovo's Top Chef," cooking competition show several times, and was one of the main judges on the eighth season of "Top Chef All-Stars."

Always up for a new experience, He appeared in an episode of reality show "Miami Ink," on which he received a skull tattoo. He also had a brief cameo in the 2008 movie "Far Cry"and appeared on "Nick Jr.'s Yo Gabba Gabba!" as Dr. Tony. He also serves a writer and consultant for the HBO series "Treme Bourdain's latest book, "Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the Prople Who Cook," was published in 2010.

Anthony Bourdian's Cookbooks