I met Bourdain a number of years ago, and had read "Kitchen Confidential" before that. Cool dude.
The official word: Internationally famous chef, author and television host, Anthony Bourdain, makes his first appearance at PlayhouseSquare, speaking at the State Theatre Friday, November 4th at 8 PM. Tickets to this one-night event are $57.50, $42.50 & $27.50, on sale now at 216-241-6000, playhousesquare.org or the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office.
Bourdain hosts the Emmy-nominated Travel Channel show, “No Reservations,” (currently in its sixth season) where he travels to the farthest reaches of the globe exploring cuisine and destinations from Laos to New Orleans.
Dubbed “the bad boy of cuisine” for his rock star looks and blunt observations about the world of restaurants, chefs and cooking, Bourdain is an author of both non-fiction and fiction. His current New York Times bestseller is Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and People Who Cook, an insider’s perspective on the changes in the restaurant business.
Bourdain’s other bestselling books include Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (that has been translated into over 28 languages); A Cook’s Tour, written in conjunction with his Food Network television series; Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook (the New York eatery where he was executive chef for many years); The Nasty Bits and No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach, an illustrated journal of Bourdain’s travels. Bourdain’s crime novels include, The Bobby Gold Stories, Gone Bamboo and Bone in the Throat.
A contributing authority for Food Arts magazine, Bourdain’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Times of London, The New York Times and Gourmet. He has shared his insights about team building and crisis management with the Harvard Business Review, been profiled by “CBS Sunday Morning” and “Nightline” and appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
(Anthony Bourdain’s tour is presented by Jam Theatricals and the Seattle Theatre Group.)