MvVO Art Launches AD ART SHOW
Food and Drink

Another Celebrity Hangs Themselves. This Time It’s Anthony Bourdain

Another Celebrity Hangs Themselves. This Time It’s Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain, 61, was found dead today in his room at Le Chambard, France. Like Kate Spade he hung himself.  Bourdain had traveled to Strasbourg, France, near the border with Germany, with a television production crew to film an episode of his show “Parts Unknown” on CNN.

Anthony Michael Bourdain was born June 25, 1956, the oldest son of Pierre Bourdain,  an executive in the classical-music recording industry, and Gladys Bourdain, a longtime copy editor at The New York Times. He attended Vassar College, dropping out after two years. Spending summers in Provincetown, he started working as a dishwasher at a seafood restaurant and closely watched the cooks, men who dressed like pirates, with gold earrings and turquoise chokers. He enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America and worked in the Rainbow Room, the W.P.A.. Gianni’s and Bourdain, before he became an executive chef in the 1990s at Brasserie Les Halles for eight years. The Bordain sent an unsolicited article to The New Yorker about the dark side of the restaurant world and its deceptions. It resulted in “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly,” a memoir that elevated Bourdain to a celebrity chef and a new career on TV. “Kitchen Confidential” hit the best-seller lists in 2000 and sold over a million copies.

In 2011, Bourdain,  began his own publishing imprint at HarperCollins, editing books by chefs Roy Choi, Wylie Dufresne and Danny Bowien.

In 2012, he joined CNN and spent eight seasons as the globe-trotting host of “No Reservations” on the Travel Channel, highlighting obscure cuisine and unknown restaurants. Then he started “Parts Unknown,” going to different countries around the world exploring the politics and history over plates of food and drinks. President Barack Obama appeared on an episode of “Parts Unknown” in Vietnam in 2016.

Mr. Bourdain had been dating the actor Asia Argento, who went against Harvey Weinstein.

Mr. Bourdain leaves behind a daughter, Ariane, who is 11

Food and Drink

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

More in Food and Drink

Tom & Jenny's

Countdown To Christmas: Sweet Treats For All

Suzanna BowlingDecember 4, 2018

Beyond Sushi in Midtown is Vegetarian Bliss and More

ElizaBeth TaylorDecember 4, 2018

Places That Deliver Food In Corpus Christi

WriterDecember 4, 2018

Midtown’s Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Has Meals To Make it A Contender In The Fine Dining Sweepstakes

Brad BalfourNovember 27, 2018

Concerts, Tree Lighting, Holiday Marts, Ballet, Music and More All In The Event Section This December

Suzanna BowlingNovember 25, 2018

Christmas in New York

Suzanna BowlingNovember 25, 2018

Carnegie Deli is Back For One Week Thanks to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Suzanna BowlingNovember 24, 2018

Join Kyle Jenner With The Kylie Kocktail

Suzanna BowlingNovember 21, 2018

Thanksgiving is Coming NYC Style

Suzanna BowlingNovember 19, 2018