Anthony Michael Bourdain is an American professional chef, television personality and author, who has risen to prominence as a celebrity chef and is counted among the most distinguished figures in the world of culinary arts. After discontinuing his education at Vassar College, he graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. Prior to that he had worked part time in some restaurants as from an early age he had been interested in becoming a chef. Bourdain is a former executive chef at the famous Brasserie Les Halles restaurant lo-cated in Manhattan, New York. However, he became particularly famous after he penned down the book ‘Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Kitchen Underbelly’ and followed it up with work such as ‘Nasty Bits’, ‘A Cook’s Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal’ and ‘No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach’ among others. Additionally, he has also carved a niche as a television personality with shows like ‘Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations’ and ‘The Layover’. Anthony Bourdain is also a great orator and has expressed his thoughts on food, travel, kitchen, dining, humour, attitude and life on various platforms. We bring to you a collection of sayings and thoughts by Anthony Bourdain which have become popular quotes just like his cuisines.
Only desperation can account for what the Chinese do in the name of 'medicine.' That's something you might remind your New Age friends who've gone gaga over 'holistic medicine' and 'alternative Chinese cures.
Food is everything we are. It's an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It's inseparable from those from the get-go.
Only one in four has a chance at making it.... And right there, I knew that if one of us was getting off dope, and staying off dope, it was going to be me. I was going to live. I was the guy.
Having a sous-chef with excellent cooking skills and a criminal mind is one of God's great gifts.
I've assembled a pretty good collection of mid-'70s New York punk classics on tape: Dead Boys, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Heartbreakers, Ramones, Television and so on,
Just because someone you work with is a miserable, treacherous, self-serving, capricious and corrupt asshole shouldn't prevent you from enjoying their company, working with them or finding them entertaining.