Already a celebrity chef, Bourdain’s profile increased in 2000 with his best-selling memoir, Kitchen Confidential. He later became a celebrity host for popular television travel shows, including Parts Unknown on CNN and No Reservations on the Travel Channel, which sought to debunk the exclusivity and snobbishness of high-end foodie culture by celebrating pleasures like local street food. Bourdain’s SXSW appearance was enthusiastically received, and many were devastated by his untimely death in 2018.
TV Producer, Writer, Chef
Chief Editor & Publisher, Roads & Kingdoms.
Co-founder and publisher of Roads & Kingdoms, a new media startup backed by Anthony Bourdain and powered by journalists around the world.
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