101 Facts About Anthony Bourdain

1. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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2. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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3. Anthony Bourdain back in the kitchen during a 2005 visit to Sydney.

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4. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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5. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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6. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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7. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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8. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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9. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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10. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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11. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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12. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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13. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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14. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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15. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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16. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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17. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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18. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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19. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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20. Anthony Bourdain began hosting Parts Unknown in 2013 after leaving Travel Channel, but he wasn't just the star of the show.

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21. Anthony Bourdain began dating actress and director Asia Argento in early 2017.

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22. Anthony Bourdain made the switch to CNN in 2013 to head up Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, which is still filming new episodes.

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23. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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24. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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25. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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26. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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27. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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28. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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29. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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30. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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31. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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32. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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33. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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34. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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35. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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36. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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37. Anthony Bourdain was quoted in a conversation with Bon Appetit, saying that he never eats while up in the air.

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38. Anthony Bourdain started to pursue an education at Vassar College, but dropped out in the midst of struggling with a drug addiction.

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39. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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40. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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41. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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42. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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43. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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44. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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45. In 2015, Anthony Bourdain attained a blue belt in the discipline, and in 2016 he won a BJJ tournament in New York in a 56 and older age division.

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46. Anthony Bourdain describes this life-changing experience in vivid detail in Kitchen Confidential.

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47. On June 8, 2018, Anthony Bourdain took his own life in a hotel room in the French town of Kaysersberg.

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48. Anthony Bourdain was determined to bring that experience closer to home.

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49. Anthony Bourdain was a lifelong fan of comic books and graphic novels.

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50. Anthony Bourdain helped with developing the character of Janette Desautel, a New Orleans chef trying to resume her career after her restaurant was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

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51. Anthony Bourdain was a member of the writing staff for the HBO series Treme.

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52. In 2005, Anthony Bourdain's bestselling book Kitchen Confidential was adapted into a sitcom for Fox.

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53. Anthony Bourdain made his television debut on the Food Network with A Cook's Tour.

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54. Anthony Bourdain made an appearance in the Oscar-nominated film The Big Short.

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55. In 2007, Anthony Bourdain married his second wife, Italian mixed martial artist Ottavia Busia.

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56. Anthony Bourdain was born on June 25, 1956 in New York City to Pierre Bourdain, an executive with Columbia Records, and Gladys Bourdain, an editor with the New York Times.

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57. Anthony Bourdain has appeared as a guest judge on various seasons of the popular cooking competition series Top Chef.

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58. Anthony Bourdain made his appearance in 2010, playing the part of "Dr Tony.

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59. Anthony Bourdain achieved this hallowed milestone in 2011 when he appeared as himself in the season 23 episode "The Food Wife.

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60. In 2011, Anthony Bourdain received his own publishing line with HarperCollins imprint Ecco Press.

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61. In 1990, Anthony Bourdain received an advance from Random House to write a crime novel that takes place in the restaurant world.

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62. In 2013, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown received a prestigious Peabody Award, which honors the most enlightening and evocative forms of storytelling in electronic media.

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63. Anthony Bourdain has travelled extensively throughout his long career as television travel host.

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64. Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his room in Le Chambard luxury hotel in Kaysersberg today.

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65. Anthony Bourdain is one of the most familiar faces in the food world these days, both on television on CNN's Parts Unknown, and in print and online as someone who's never afraid to voice his opinion on any range of topics.

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66. Anthony Bourdain had made positive posts about Argento on Instagram recently, though.

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67. Anthony Bourdain considered them talented chefs and invaluable cooks, underpaid and unrecognized even though they have become the backbone of the US restaurant industry.

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68. Anthony Bourdain championed industrious Spanish-speaking immigrants—from Mexico, Ecuador, and other Central and South American countries—who are cooks and chefs in many US restaurants, including upscale establishments, regardless of cuisine.

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69. Anthony Bourdain praised the quality of freshly prepared street food in other countries—especially developing countries—compared to fast-food chains in the US.

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70. Anthony Bourdain was traveling with his friend Eric Ripert, who became worried when Bourdain missed dinner and breakfast.

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71. In 2017, Anthony Bourdain began dating the Italian actress Asia Argento, whom he met when she appeared on the Rome episode of Parts Unknown.

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72. Anthony Bourdain featured contemporary band Queens of the Stone Age on No Reservations several times, and they composed and performed the theme song for Parts Unknown.

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73. Anthony Bourdain said that the playing of music by Billy Joel, Elton John, or the Grateful Dead in his kitchen was grounds for firing.

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74. Anthony Bourdain declared fond appreciation for their music, as well that of other early punk bands such as Dead Boys, and The Voidoids.

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75. Anthony Bourdain said he considered vegetarianism, except in the case of religious strictures as in India, a "First World luxury".

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76. Anthony Bourdain spoke very highly of Julia Child's influence on him.

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77. Anthony Bourdain voiced a "serious disdain for food demigods like Alan Richman, Alice Waters, and Alain Ducasse.

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78. Anthony Bourdain declared that the unwashed warthog rectum he ate in Namibia was "the worst meal of [his] life", along with the fermented shark he ate in Iceland.

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79. Anthony Bourdain was quoted as saying that a Chicken McNugget was the most disgusting thing he ever ate, despite his fondness for Popeyes chicken.

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80. Anthony Bourdain was known for consuming exotic local specialty dishes, having eaten "sheep testicles in Morocco, ant eggs in Puebla, Mexico, a raw seal eyeball as part of a traditional Inuit seal hunt, and an entire cobra—beating heart, blood, bile, and meat—in Vietnam".

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81. Anthony Bourdain appeared in a 2013 episode of the animated series Archer, voicing chef Lance Casteau, a parody of himself.

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82. Anthony Bourdain was a consultant and writer for the television series Treme.

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83. On October 20, 2008 Anthony Bourdain hosted a special, At the Table with Anthony Bourdain, on the Travel Channel.

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84. Anthony Bourdain made a guest appearance on the August 6, 2007 New York City episode of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, and Zimmern himself appeared as a guest on the New York City episode of Bourdain's No Reservations airing the same day.

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85. Anthony Bourdain was one of the main judges on Top Chef All-Stars.

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86. Anthony Bourdain wrote weekly blog commentaries for many of the Season 3 episodes, filling in as a guest blogger while Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio was busy opening a new restaurant.

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87. In May 2012, Anthony Bourdain announced that he would be leaving the Travel Channel.

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88. Anthony Bourdain wrote two more bestselling nonfiction books: A Cook's Tour, an account of his food and travel exploits around the world, written in conjunction with his first television series of the same title, and The Nasty Bits (2006), another collection of essays centered on food.

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89. Anthony Bourdain worked in seafood restaurants in Provincetown, Massachusetts, while attending Vassar, which inspired his decision to pursue cooking as a career.

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90. Anthony Bourdain graduated from the Dwight-Englewood School—an independent coeducational college-preparatory day school in Englewood, New Jersey—in 1973, then enrolled at Vassar College, but dropped out after two years.

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91. Anthony Bourdain was the older of two sons born to Pierre and Gladys Bourdain.

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92. Anthony Bourdain was a 1978 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of a number of professional kitchens in his long career, which included many years spent as executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan.

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93. Anthony Bourdain explores places he used to buy heroin in final episode of Parts Unknown.

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94. On the final episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, the late host enjoyed a very simple meal.

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95. Anthony Bourdain was the quintessential New Yorker, and has always been a little punk rock.

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96. In the final episode of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown", the late chef explores Manhattan's Lower East Side.

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97. Anthony Bourdain lived his life valuing these things more than anything else.

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98. Anthony Bourdain once said the fruit was "indescribable, something you will either love or despise.

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99. Anthony Bourdain was found dead of suicide in his hotel room in Kaysersberg, France.

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100. Anthony Bourdain once said he'd only order them if he knew the chef personally.

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101. Anthony Bourdain showed solidarity with the Palestinian people for years.

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