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Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain was born in New York City. He attended The Englewood School for Boys in New Jersey, Vassar College (for two years) and is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. He began his career in the food industry over twenty years ago as a dishwasher, gradually working his way up through preparation, to line cook, to sous chef, and ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Bone In The Throat (based on the book by) (pre-production)
  Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2013) (writer - 15 episodes, 2013)
- Tokyo Nights (2013)
- Detroit (2013) ... (writer)
- Parts Unknown Last Bite (2013) ... (writer)
- Sicily (2013) ... (writer)
- South Africa (2013)
 2011-2012 Treme (TV Series) (story - 4 episodes)
- Tipitina (2012) ... (story)
- Knock with Me - Rock with Me (2012) ... (story)
- Do Watcha Wanna (2011) ... (story)
- Accentuate the Positive (2011) ... (story)
 2011 The Layover (TV Series)
 2009-2011 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (TV Series documentary) (3 episodes)
- Nicaragua (2011)
- Cambodia (2011)
- Chile (2009)
 2005-2006 Kitchen Confidential (TV Series) (book - 13 episodes)
- Praise Be Praise (2006) ... (book)
- Power Play (2006) ... (book)
- The Robbery (2006) ... (book)
- Teddy Takes Off (2006) ... (book)
- Let's Do Brunch (2006) ... (book)
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Other Works:

Book: "A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal", 2001. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Chef Anthony Bourdain | Tony Bourdain


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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The organic movement has good intentions, but I doubt in the long term that it'll be sustainable. It's helping people learn where their food comes from and being more aware of what junk corporations put into it, and that's good. My daughter has only been given organic and natural foods since she's been born. See more »


His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Times, The Observer, Scotland on Sunday, The Face, Limb by Limb, Black Book, and The Independent, and he is a contributing authority for Food Arts magazine. See more »


Liberal use of swear words and sexual innuendo when describing food



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