Get the Anthony Bourdain Eat T Shirt . Anthony Bourdain (June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018) was an American celebrity chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. He was considered one of the most influential chefs in the world. 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. He first became known for his bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000). His first food and world-travel television show, A Cook’s Tour, ran for 35 episodes on the Food Network in 2002 and 2003. In 2005, he began hosting the Travel Channel‘s culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005–2012) and The Layover (2011–2013). In 2013, he began a three-season run as a judge on The Taste, and concurrently switched his travelogue programming to CNN to host Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.
Get the Anthony Bourdain Eat T Shirt . Though best known for his culinary achievements and television presentations, along with several books on food and cooking and travel adventures, Bourdain also wrote both fiction and historical nonfiction. On June 8, 2018, Bourdain committed suicide while on location in France for Parts Unknown. Anthony Bourdain was born June 25, 1956 in New York City. He was the older of two sons born to Pierre and Gladys (née Sacksman) Bourdain. Although Bourdain was not raised in a specified religion, his father was Catholic and his mother Jewish. Bourdain has stated that even though considered Jewish by the teachings of Judaism, “I’ve never been in a synagogue. I don’t believe in a higher power. But that doesn’t make me any less Jewish…”. Bourdain also stated that his family was not religious. At the time of Bourdain’s birth, his father was a salesman at a New York City camera store as well as a floor manager at a record store. The elder Bourdain later became an executive for Columbia Records, and his mother was a staff editor at the New York Times. Bourdain’s paternal grandparents were French; his paternal grandfather emigrated from Arcachon to New York following World War I. Bourdain’s father spent summers in France as a boy and grew up speaking French.
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