Chef Anthony Bourdain in South Korea
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Bourdain was born in New York City but grew up in Leonia, New Jersey. Bourdain has French ancestry on his father's side; his paternal grandfather immigrated to New York from France following World War I. Bourdain attended Vassar College, and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978. Currently, Bourdain is honorary Chef-at-Large of Brasserie Les Halles, where he held the title of executive chef for nearly a decade. When he is not traveling, Bourdain lives in Manhattan.
Bourdain married his highschool girlfriend, Nancy Putkoski, in the 1980s, and they remained together for two decades before divorcing; Bourdain has cited the irrevocable changes that come from traveling widely as the cause of the split. He currently lives with his second wife, Ottavia Busia. Together, they have one daughter, Ariane, born on April 9, 2007; the couple were wed on April 20, 2007.
Culinary training and career
In Kitchen Confidential, Bourdain describes how his love of food was kindled in France—when he tried his first oyster on an oyster fisherman's boat as a youth while on a family vacation. Later, while attending Vassar College, he worked in the seafood restaurants of Provincetown, Massachusetts, which sparked his decision to pursue cooking as a career. Bourdain graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978, and went on to run various restaurant kitchens in New York City—including the Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue, and Sullivan's—culminating in the position of executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles beginning in 1998. Brasserie Les Halles is based in Manhattan, with additional locations in Miami and, at the time of Bourdain's tenure, Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, Japan.
Bourdain gained immediate popularity from his 2000 New York Times bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. The book is an "unsparingly acerbic" and "pull-no-punches" exposé of the hidden and darker side of the culinary world, and is a partial memoir of Bourdain's personal and professional life.
Bourdain's articles and essays have appeared many places, including in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Observer, Gourmet, Maxim, Esquire (UK), Scotland on Sunday, The Face, Food Arts, Limb by Limb, BlackBook, The Independent, Best Life, the Financial Times, and Town & Country. On the Internet, Bourdain's blog for Season 3 of Top Chef was nominated for a Webby Award for best Blog – Cultural/Personal in 2008.
Video footage of Master Chef Anthony Bourdain taking the leap of faith into South Korea.
This aired on his Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations TV show.
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Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
"What would life be without Kimchi? I'm glad I came to this country. Honestly I don't know what took me so long"
- Chef Anthony Bourdain comments on his visit to South Korea.
Thank you Chef Bourdain! Your visit and review of South Korean food was wonderful! Thank you sir.
One of my all-time favorite cooking shows is hosted by a Master French style chef named Anthony Bourdain. Each episode is jammed full of his travels and dinning experiences all over the world. To watch a French style chef, like Anthony, travel to, sit and dine with foreigners, is an experience well worth watching! This man has no prejudice nor fear of sitting at the foreign table for a taste test especially when most would pass on the "delicacies" offered him.
Below, from Wikipedia, a few more details about the Chef followed by video of his travel and adventures in South Korea.
Thank you Chef!
The irreverent and irascible Anthony Bourdain is out of the kitchen, out of the hotel, past the tourists, and headed out for culinary adventure. He's on a globe-hopping journey, hitting the streets in search of authentic flavors and experiences. Willing to go anywhere and try anything, Anthony - featured exclusively on Travel Channel - is out to experience destinations from the streets and local point of view. With food as his passport, Anthony gains entry to cultures around the world: with No Reservations.
Episode 7: Nari, an employee at Anthony's office, has been bothering him to do a show on her native Korea. Anthony gives in to the pressure and next thing you know they're in Seoul and the adventure begins. This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.