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quote by Anthony Bourdain: I admire vegetarians who refuse to eat nothing but vegetables in their homes, but I also admire those who put aside those principles or those preferences when they travel. Just to be a good guest. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

I admire vegetarians who refuse to eat nothing but vegetables in their homes, but I also admire those who put aside those principles or those preferences when they travel. Just to be a good guest.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: New Orleans is a glorious mutation. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

New Orleans is a glorious mutation.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: I'm excited by any food that's prepared by someone who's proud of what they're doing, who puts a personal imprint on food. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

I'm excited by any food that's prepared by someone who's proud of what they're doing, who puts a personal imprint on food.

--Anthony Bourdain


quote by Anthony Bourdain: You have to be a romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

You have to be a romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: Turning your nose up at a genuine and sincere gesture of hospitality is no way to travel or to make friends around the world. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

Turning your nose up at a genuine and sincere gesture of hospitality is no way to travel or to make friends around the world.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: Without Montreal, Canada would be hopeless. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

Without Montreal, Canada would be hopeless.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: Without new ideas success can become stale. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

Without new ideas success can become stale.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: I can unload my opinion on anybody at anytime. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

I can unload my opinion on anybody at anytime.

--Anthony Bourdain

quote by Anthony Bourdain: It's that show Friends. Ruined coffee forever. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

It's that show Friends. Ruined coffee forever.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: Street food, I believe, is the salvation of the human race. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

Street food, I believe, is the salvation of the human race.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: The way you make an omelet reveals your character. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

The way you make an omelet reveals your character.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: An ounce of sauce covers a multitude of sins. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

An ounce of sauce covers a multitude of sins.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: As a chef I'm not your dietitian or your ethicist, I'm in the pleasure business. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

As a chef I'm not your dietitian or your ethicist, I'm in the pleasure business.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: Good food is very often, even most often, simple food. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: That without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, moribund. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

That without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, moribund.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: There is no Final Resting Place of the Mind. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

There is no Final Resting Place of the Mind.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: I urge you to travel -- as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

I urge you to travel -- as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: Regret is something you've got to just live with, you can't drink it away. You can't run away from it. You can't trick yourself out of it. You've just got to own it. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

Regret is something you've got to just live with, you can't drink it away. You can't run away from it. You can't trick yourself out of it. You've just got to own it.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: Drink heavily with locals whenever possible. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

Drink heavily with locals whenever possible.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: Everything important I learned, I learned as a dishwasher. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

Everything important I learned, I learned as a dishwasher.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: Open your mind, get up off the couch, move. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.

--Anthony Bourdain

quote by Anthony Bourdain: Todos os dias acordava, ficava um bocadinho na cama, chegava ao trabalho -- onde o serviço já ia a todo o vapor -- e procurava alguém para ser despedido. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

Todos os dias acordava, ficava um bocadinho na cama, chegava ao trabalho -- onde o serviço já ia a todo o vapor -- e procurava alguém para ser despedido.

--Anthony Bourdain


quote by Anthony Bourdain: The business, as respected three-star chef Scott Bryan explains it, attracts 'fringe elements', people for whom something in their lives has gone terribly wrong. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

The business, as respected three-star chef Scott Bryan explains it, attracts 'fringe elements', people for whom something in their lives has gone terribly wrong.

--Anthony Bourdain

quote by Anthony Bourdain: This book is about street-level cooking and its practitioners. Line cooks are the heroes. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

This book is about street-level cooking and its practitioners. Line cooks are the heroes.

--Anthony Bourdain



quote by Anthony Bourdain: Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance, as they say in the army -- and I always, always want to be ready. Just like Bigfoot. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance, as they say in the army -- and I always, always want to be ready. Just like Bigfoot.

--Anthony Bourdain

quote by Anthony Bourdain: I lurched away from the table after a few hours feeling like Elvis in Vegas -- fat, drugged, and completely out of it. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

I lurched away from the table after a few hours feeling like Elvis in Vegas -- fat, drugged, and completely out of it.

--Anthony Bourdain

quote by Anthony Bourdain: If you have a good experience in a restaurant, you tell 2 people. If you have a bad experience, you tell 10 people. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

If you have a good experience in a restaurant, you tell 2 people. If you have a bad experience, you tell 10 people.

--Anthony Bourdain




quote by Anthony Bourdain: The journey is part of the experience -- an expression of the seriousness of one's intent. One doesn't take the A train to Mecca. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

The journey is part of the experience -- an expression of the seriousness of one's intent. One doesn't take the A train to Mecca.

--Anthony Bourdain




quote by Anthony Bourdain: Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans ... are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans ... are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: No one understands and appreciates the American Dream of hard work leading to material rewards better than a non-American. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

No one understands and appreciates the American Dream of hard work leading to material rewards better than a non-American.

--Anthony Bourdain


quote by Anthony Bourdain: Don't be afraid to just sit and watch. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

Don't be afraid to just sit and watch.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: If I am an advocate for anything, it is to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

If I am an advocate for anything, it is to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: Open your mind. Get up off the couch. Move. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

Open your mind. Get up off the couch. Move.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: Perhaps wisdom…is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

Perhaps wisdom…is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

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

quote by Anthony Bourdain: I could do nothing but Brooklyn shows for the rest of my career, and I could die ignorant. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

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

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

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
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

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

quote by Anthony Bourdain: I love the masochistic aspect of eating seething, real Sichuan food in Sichuan Province. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

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

--Anthony Bourdain

quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

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
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

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

quote by Anthony Bourdain: I like the fact that Melbourne always seems to support their chefs and promote them in ways I find really admirable. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

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

--Anthony Bourdain

quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

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

quote by Anthony Bourdain: Being a vegan is a first-world phenomenon, completely self-indulgent. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

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

--Anthony Bourdain

quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

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

quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

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
quote by Anthony Bourdain: I'm evangelical on the subject of some chefs and writers. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

I'm evangelical on the subject of some chefs and writers.

--Anthony Bourdain

quote by Anthony Bourdain: I wish I could play bass like Larry Graham or Bootsy Collins. My God, I'd give up just about everything else for that. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

I wish I could play bass like Larry Graham or Bootsy Collins. My God, I'd give up just about everything else for that.

--Anthony Bourdain

quote by Anthony Bourdain: One of life's terrible truths is that women like guys who seem to know what they're doing. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

One of life's terrible truths is that women like guys who seem to know what they're doing.

--Anthony Bourdain

quote by Anthony Bourdain: I'm never a reliable narrator, unbiased or objective. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

I'm never a reliable narrator, unbiased or objective.

--Anthony Bourdain




quote by Anthony Bourdain: The worst, most dangerous person to America is clearly Paula Deen. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

The worst, most dangerous person to America is clearly Paula Deen.

--Anthony Bourdain

quote by Anthony Bourdain: I make friends faster and easier than journalists. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

I make friends faster and easier than journalists.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: I'm sure that at no point in my life could I ever have shown the kind of focus and discipline and commitment necessary to work a station at elBulli or Le Bernardin. No. That ain't me. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

I'm sure that at no point in my life could I ever have shown the kind of focus and discipline and commitment necessary to work a station at elBulli or Le Bernardin. No. That ain't me.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: I wasn't that great a chef, and I don't think I'm that great a writer. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

I wasn't that great a chef, and I don't think I'm that great a writer.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: When I was writing 'Kitchen Confidential,' I was in my 40s, I had never paid rent on time, I was 10 years behind on my taxes, I had never owned my own furniture or a car. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

When I was writing 'Kitchen Confidential,' I was in my 40s, I had never paid rent on time, I was 10 years behind on my taxes, I had never owned my own furniture or a car.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: I feel that if Jacques Pepin shows you how to make an omelet, the matter is pretty much settled. That's God talking. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

I feel that if Jacques Pepin shows you how to make an omelet, the matter is pretty much settled. That's God talking.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: Chefs are fond of hyperbole, so they can certainly talk that way. But on the whole, I think they probably have a more open mind than most people. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

Chefs are fond of hyperbole, so they can certainly talk that way. But on the whole, I think they probably have a more open mind than most people.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: I learned a long time ago that trying to micromanage the perfect vacation is always a disaster. That leads to terrible times. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

I learned a long time ago that trying to micromanage the perfect vacation is always a disaster. That leads to terrible times.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: My brain and body and nervous system, they see a plane ride, a long plane trip, as an opportunity to sleep with nothing coming in, nothing to do. I just go offline the minute I'm on the plane. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

My brain and body and nervous system, they see a plane ride, a long plane trip, as an opportunity to sleep with nothing coming in, nothing to do. I just go offline the minute I'm on the plane.

--Anthony Bourdain
quote by Anthony Bourdain: I'm really good at sleeping on planes. I mean, I smell jet fuel and I'm out; I'm asleep for takeoff. with background image: photo of author Anthony Bourdain with quote

I'm really good at sleeping on planes. I mean, I smell jet fuel and I'm out; I'm asleep for takeoff.

--Anthony Bourdain

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