Anthony Bourdain

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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.

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Trivia (30)

  • In 2015, Anthony won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series or Special in his work on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

  • 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 AskMen.com. 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.

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