Anthony Bourdain

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (15)

  • Anthony: I have, to date, endorsed no products, I have no line of merchandise not yet. You know, never say never. ... (But) I gotta wake up tomorrow, look at myself in the mirror. Life is good, do I really need to endorse cat food? No.

  • Anthony: My whole life, cooking has been about control. Traveling and eating are about letting things happen.

  • Anthony: (advice to vegetarians) Try bacon. It's the gateway protein.

  • Anthony: (about Rachael Ray) She's got a magazine, a TV empire, all these best-selling books - I'm guessing she's not hurting for money. She's hugely influential, particularly with children. And she's endorsing Dunkin' Donuts. It's like endorsing crack for kids.

  • Anthony: Is there a sharper commentary on American culture and the world than The Simpsons? Is there anything more relevant? I don't think so.

  • Anthony: (about "Top Chef") I'm a guest chef now and again because I'm a fan. It's fun. I like doing it. I like hanging out with Colicchio and the other guest judges. It's fun for me. It's like going to a really exciting ballgame. When I'm not on the show, I watch the show.

  • Anthony: You see the snail tracks of fast food ... from Tulsa to Tokyo. Wherever you see fast food, you see fat people.

  • Anthony: I was a rotten kid with a big vocabulary.

Show More Quotes

Trivia (29)

  • In 2014, Anthony won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Culinary Program in his work on The Mind of a Chef and Outstanding Informational Series or Special in his work on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

  • In 2013, Anthony won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series or Special in his work on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

  • Anthony quit smoking after his daughter was born, but he swears he will always drink.

  • Anthony was a consultant on the Pixar animated film, Ratatouille, and considers it to be one of the best food films ever made.

  • In 2006, Anthony was named number 19 on the list of top 49 men of the year by He said, "While strangely uncomfortable with the term 'man's man' I am honored to be included."

  • Anthony has one daughter (born in April of 2007) named Arianne.

  • Kitchen Confidential spent 44 weeks on the Bestseller list and has been translated into 22 languages.

  • Anthony claims the two worst things he's ever eaten are fermented shark in Iceland and warthog rectum in Namibia. He also claims that the warthog was the only food that has caused him to see a doctor after eating it.

Show More Trivia