Anthony Bourdain eBooks
Anthony Bourdain is an American chef, who is also known for his writing. Born in 1956 in New York, he grew up in New Jersey. After dropping out of Vassar College, he graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978. He went on to work in a number of New York kitchens before becoming the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in 1998.
In 2000, Bourdain published Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. It was an expansion of an article he had written for The New Yorker, and was an expose of the culinary world. The book, which also served as a memoir of Bourdain’s personal life, became a New York Times best seller.
Bourdain’s follow-up book came the next year. A Cook’s Tour was written as part of his television series, No Reservations. It was a travelogue and memoir of his travels around the world. A second volume associated with the show would be published in 2007.
Much like his first two books, The Nasty Bits, published in 2006, combined anecdotes and essays about food. Bourdain’s food writing has also included a cookbook in 2004 and 2010’s Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook.
Bourdain’s work has also included a hypothetical investigation of Typhoid Mary and three novels. His most recent publication was Get Jiro!, a graphic novel written with Joel Rose and illustrated by Langdon Foss.