Anthony Bourdain 4

The celebrity-chef thing, even at its worst, its most annoying, its silliest, its goofiest, its most egregious and cynical, has been a good thing.
Anthony Bourdain

I love New York. I’m a guy for whom a New York accent is a comforting thing.
Anthony Bourdain

I’m definitely looking forward to the day when I stop working – if I ever stop working. I like the idea of keeling over in my tomato vines in Sardinia or northern Italy.
Anthony Bourdain

What you’re going to be eating in the next year is decided by chefs. If the consensus is that pot-bellies are in next season, that’s what’s on your plate. And I think that’s a good thing, because we know, obviously, about food.
Anthony Bourdain

Those places I don’t understand, just doing bad food. It takes some doing. Making good pasta is so much easier than making bad stuff. It actually takes quite an effort to make poor linguine pomodora.
Anthony Bourdain

In too much of the West, everyone wants the guarantee of safety, and never having to make any decisions.
Anthony Bourdain

I do not have a merchandise line. I don’t sell knives or apparel. Though I have been approached to endorse various products from liquor to airlines to automobiles to pharmaceuticals dozens of times, I have managed to resist the temptation.
Anthony Bourdain

To the extent I am known, I think I am known as a person who expresses his opinion freely about things – and I was sensitive to the possibility that if I was seen taking money for saying nice things about a product, my comments and choices and opinions would become, understandably, suspect.
Anthony Bourdain

I’m a control freak. If you’re going to slap my name on something, I would like to control it.
Anthony Bourdain

I do my very best to avoid shark fin.
Anthony Bourdain

I’m very proud of the Rome episode of ‘No Reservations’ because it violated all the conventional wisdom about making television. You’re never, ever supposed to do a food or travel show in black and white.
Anthony Bourdain

I can unload my opinion on anybody at anytime.
Anthony Bourdain

Nobody in Singapore drinks Singapore Slings. It’s one of the first things you find out there. What you do in Singapore is eat. It’s a really food-crazy culture, where all of this great food is available in a kind of hawker-stand environment.
Anthony Bourdain

Every chef I know, their cholesterol is through the roof. And mine’s not so great.
Anthony Bourdain

Since the very beginning, Emeril’s had a sense of humor about me calling him names and poking fun at him.
Anthony Bourdain

People’s choice to become vegan, from people I’ve spoken to, seems motivated by fear.
Anthony Bourdain

I’m a radical environmentalist; I think the sooner we asphyxiate in our own filth, the better. The world will do better without us. Maybe some fuzzy animals will go with us, but there’ll be plenty of other animals, and they’ll be back.
Anthony Bourdain

I don’t think people should be encouraged to look like Kate Moss; I think that’s unreasonable. I think the normal human body should be glorified. By the same token, if you need a stick to wash yourself, you’re not healthy.
Anthony Bourdain

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