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I’m evangelical on the subject of some chefs and writers.
Anthony Bourdain

I’m a comic nerd. I’m a former serious collector for much of my childhood and early teen years I wanted to draw underground comics.
Anthony Bourdain

I’ve sat in sushi bars, really fine ones, and I know how hard this guy worked, how proud he is. I know you don’t need sauce. I know he doesn’t even want you to pour sauce. And I’ve seen customers come in and do that, and I’ve seen him, as stoic as he tries to remain, I’ve seen him die a little inside.
Anthony Bourdain

Doing graphic novels is cool! It’s fun! You get to write something, and then see it visually page by page, panel by panel, working with the artist, you get to see it fleshed out.
Anthony Bourdain

Going to Southeast Asia for the first time and tasting that spectrum of flavors – that certainly changed my whole palate, the kind of foods I crave. A lot of the dishes I used to love became boring to me.
Anthony Bourdain

Sometimes the greatest meals on vacations are the ones you find when Plan A falls through.
Anthony Bourdain

Being a vegan is a first-world phenomenon, completely self-indulgent.
Anthony Bourdain

The notion that before you even set out to go to Thailand, you say, ‘I’m not interested,’ or you’re unwilling to try things that people take so personally and are so proud of and so generous with, I don’t understand that, and I think it’s rude. You’re at Grandma’s house, you eat what Grandma serves you.
Anthony Bourdain

I’m a pretty decent writer. It comes easy to me. I don’t agonize over sentences. I write like I talk. I try to make them good books.
Anthony Bourdain

The Kobe craze really annoyed me. Most of the practitioners had no real understanding of the product and were abusing it and exploiting it in terrible and ridiculous ways. Kobe beef should not be used in a hamburger. It’s completely pointless.
Anthony Bourdain

I like the fact that Melbourne always seems to support their chefs and promote them in ways I find really admirable.
Anthony Bourdain

I’ve seen zero evidence of any nation on Earth other than Mexico even remotely having the slightest clue what Mexican food is about or even come close to reproducing it. It is perhaps the most misunderstood country and cuisine on Earth.
Anthony Bourdain

I think fine dining is dying out everywhere… but I think there will be – and there has to always be – room for at least a small number of really fine, old-school fine-dining restaurants.
Anthony Bourdain

I don’t snack. I don’t generally eat sweets or drink soda. I never eat between meals or even before big ones.
Anthony Bourdain

I did go into the Amazonian region of Brazil. They have prehistoric river fish that weigh in at around 600 pounds, which you don’t see anywhere else. And foods that cannot be exported or even found in other parts of Brazil.
Anthony Bourdain

I love the masochistic aspect of eating seething, real Sichuan food in Sichuan Province.
Anthony Bourdain

Oh yes, there’s lots of great food in America. But the fast food is about as destructive and evil as it gets. It celebrates a mentality of sloth, convenience, and a cheerful embrace of food we know is hurting us.
Anthony Bourdain

To be treated well in places where you don’t expect to be treated well, to find things in common with people you thought previously you had very, very little in common with, that can’t be a bad thing.
Anthony Bourdain

One of the things is challenging yourself to do a Rome show when everybody’s done a Rome show. To find some aspect of food culture or chef culture that people can look at in a new way.
Anthony Bourdain

I could do nothing but Brooklyn shows for the rest of my career, and I could die ignorant.
Anthony Bourdain

Jiro Ono serves Edo-style traditional sushi, the same 20 or 30 pieces he’s been making his whole life, and he’s still unsatisfied with the quality and every day wakes up and trains to make the best. And that is as close to a religious experience in food as one is likely to get.
Anthony Bourdain

Anyone who doesn’t have a great time in San Francisco is pretty much dead to me.
Anthony Bourdain

You’d have a hard time finding anything better than Barcelona for food, as far as being a hub. Given a choice between Barcelona and San Sebastian to die in, I’d probably want to die in San Sebastian.
Anthony Bourdain

Southeast Asia has a real grip on me. From the very first time I went there, it was a fulfillment of my childhood fantasies of the way travel should be.
Anthony Bourdain

I just do the best I can and write something interesting, to tell stories in an interesting way and move forward from there.
Anthony Bourdain

I think that if all kids aspire to reach a point where they could feed themselves and a few of their friends, this would be good for the world surely.
Anthony Bourdain

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