Author, TV producer and host Anthony Bourdain is best known for traveling the globe on his stomach, on his TV show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, on CNN. He has established himself as a professional gadfly, bête noir, advocate, social critic, and pork enthusiast, recognized for his caustic sense of humor worldwide. He is as unsparing of those things he hates as he is evangelical about his passions.
Bourdain is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, a candid, hysterical, and sometimes shocking portrait of life in restaurant kitchens that has been translated into more than 28 languages – as well as the travel journal, A Cook’s Tour, the non-fiction Medium Raw, three crime novels, two cookbooks, a biography of Typhoid Mary, two bestselling graphic novels, and more.
His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Times of London, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Vanity Fair, Lucky Peach and many other publications. He has shared his insights about team building and crisis management with the Harvard Business Review. He has been profiled by Sunday Today, CBS Sunday Morning and Nightline, and has been a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, TODAY, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, Charlie Rose, The Colbert Report, and Real Time with Bill Maher.
Bourdain joined the writing staff of HBO’s Treme in 2011, contributing to the popular drama’s restaurant storylines. In 2012 he launched his own publishing line with Ecco, Anthony Bourdain Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. The first titles were released in 2013.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, which he made from 2004 – 2012, was widely popular all over the world, has won two Emmy Awards, with several other nominations. 2013 saw the premiere of two new television shows hosted by Bourdain: The Taste, a cooking competition series for ABC with Nigella Lawson, which ran for three seasons, and Parts Unknown, a travel docu-series for CNN, which won two Emmy Awards in 2013, and a Peabody Award and Emmy Award in 2014, and an Emmy in 2015 and 2016. He is an executive producer of Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent, a feature documentary about legendary chef Jeremiah Tower which made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2016, and had a theatrical release in April 2017.
Anthony Bourdain lives in New York City.