Anthony Bourdain Quotes

Anthony Bourdain Quotes: I'm evangelical on the subject of some chefs and writers.
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Anthony Bourdain Quote: On the plane, I like to read fiction set in the location I'm going to. Fiction is in many ways more useful than a guidebook, because it gives you those little details, a sense of the way a place smells, an emotional sense of the place. So, I'll bring Graham Greene's The Quiet American if I'm going to Vietnam. It's good to feel romantic about a destination before you arrive.
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Quotes about Anthony Bourdain: My house is run, essentially, by an adopted, fully clawed cat with a mean nature.
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Quote about Anthony Bourdain: Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life - and travel - leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks - on your body or on your heart - are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.
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Anthony Bourdain Sayings: I think it's a universal truth that most chefs I know are happiest eating simple, unadorned good things.
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Anthony Bourdain Saying: When my father passed, I was still an unsuccessful cook with a drug problem. I was in my mid-thirties, standing behind an oyster bar, cracking clams for a living when he died. So, he never saw me complete a book or achieve anything of note. I would have liked to have shared this with him.
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Sayings about Anthony Bourdain: I could do nothing but Brooklyn shows for the rest of my career, and I could die ignorant.
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Saying about Anthony Bourdain: I'm not trying to explain other cultures, or to give a fair and balanced account of a country, or the top ten things you need to know. I'm not trying to spread world peace and understanding. I'm not an advocate or an activist or an educator or a journalist. I'm out there trying to tell stories the best I can.
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Anthony Bourdain Quotes: The bible of cooking. The all-time argument ender. Early in my cooking career, I wielded my Larousse like a weapon and it never let me down.
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Anthony Bourdain Quote: 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.
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Quotes about Anthony Bourdain: I'm always secretly the most pleased when a show just really, really looks good and when my camera guys are really happy with the images they got.
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Quote about 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.
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Anthony Bourdain Sayings: It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn. Maybe that's enlightenment enough - to know that there is no final resting place of the mind, no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom, at least for me, means realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.
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Anthony Bourdain Saying: At the end of the day, the TV show is the best job in the world. I get to go anywhere I want, eat and drink whatever I want. As long as I just babble at the camera, other people will pay for it. It's a gift.
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Sayings about Anthony Bourdain: Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one's life.
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Saying about Anthony Bourdain: Few things are more beautiful to me than a bunch of thuggish, heavily tattooed line cooks moving around each other like ballerinas on a busy Saturday night. Seeing two guys who'd just as soon cut each other's throats in their off hours moving in unison with grace and ease can be as uplifting as any chemical stimulant or organized religion.
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Anthony Bourdain Quotes: My French definitely improves the more I drink, as I worry less and less about absolutely perfect grammar. I do speak and understand the language, just not particularly well.
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Anthony Bourdain Quote: Cooking professionally is a dominant act, at all times about control. Eating well, on the other hand, is about submission. It's about giving up all vestiges of control, about entrustingyour fate entirely to someone else. It's about turning off the mean, manipulative, calculating, and shrewd person inside you, and slipping heedlessly into a new experience as if it were awarm bath. It's about shutting down the radar and letting good things happen. Let it happen to you.
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