Discern nothing from this initial list—other than a general affection for people who cook food and like food.The ability to kick people in the head is just as compelling to us—as long as that's coupled with an ability to vividly describe the experience.
As a further result of the immense popularity of Kitchen Confidential, the Fox sitcom Kitchen Confidential aired in 2005, in which the character Jack Bourdain is based loosely on his biography and persona.
His first food and world-travel television show, A Cook's Tour, ran for 35 episodes on the Food Network in 20.
In 2005, he began hosting the Travel Channel's culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005–2012) and The Layover (2011–2013).
Bourdain remained executive chef there for many years, and, even when no longer formally employed at Les Halles, maintained a relationship with the restaurant, which described him in January 2014 as their "chef-at-large".
His articles and essays appeared in many publications, including in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Times of London, the Los Angeles Times, The Observer, Gourmet, Maxim, and Esquire (UK) magazines; Scotland on Sunday, The Face, Food Arts, Limb by Limb, Black Book, The Independent, Best Life, the Financial Times, and Town & Country.
His third appearance was also in Season 3, as an expert on air travel, judging the competitors' airplane meals.