Get the Anthony Bourdain Travel T Shirt . Anthony Bourdain wrote that his love of food was kindled in his youth while on a family vacation in France, when he tried his first oyster on a fisherman’s boat. He 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. He worked in seafood restaurants in Provincetown, Massachusetts, while attending Vassar, which inspired his decision to pursue cooking as a career. Bourdain attended The Culinary Institute of America, graduating in 1978. From there he went on to run various restaurant kitchens in New York City—including the Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue, and Sullivan’s.
Get the Anthony Bourdain Travel T Shirt . In 1998, Bourdain became executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles. Based in Manhattan, at the time the brand had additional restaurants in Miami, Washington, D.C., and Tokyo.Bourdain remained executive chef there for many years, and, even when no longer formally employed at Les Halles, maintained a relationship with the restaurant, which described him in January 2014 as their “chef at large.” Les Halles closed in 2017, after filing for bankruptcy.
Get the Anthony Bourdain Travel T Shirt . In May 2012, Bourdain announced that he would be leaving the Travel Channel. In December he explained on his blog that his departure was due to his frustration with the channel’s new ownership using his voice and image to make it seem as if he were endorsing a car brand, and the channel’s creating three “special episodes” consisting solely of clips from the seven official episodes of that season. He went on to host Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown for CNN. The program focuses on other cuisines, cultures and politics and premiered April 14, 2013.
President Barack Obama was featured on the program in an episode filmed in Vietnam that aired in September 2016. The show was filmed and is set in places as diverse as Libya, Tokyo, the Punjab region, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Armenia
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