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Anthony Bourdain Isn’t Making TV About Food

Anthony Bourdain Isn’t Making TV About Food

It’s not difficult to imagine a version of Anthony Bourdain that’s filled with dread at the prospect of eating another meal while multiple cameras hover over him as he takes each bite. Ever since his hit memoir Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly dropped in 2000 and landed him a TV show in 2002, he’s been travelling the world, film crew in tow, eating and drinking for our entertainment. We haven’t gotten tired of it yet, and surprisingly, neither has he. “As long as I’m interested, I’ll keep doing it,” he told me. “If it’s not interesting to me, there’s no reason I should inflict it on you. That would be a living hell like on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, where that poor bastard is standing there, feigning interest jamming food in his face saying ‘Oh, hey! A Denver omelette, that’s off the hook! What do you put in that?’ Inside he’s got to be like, ‘Kill me now, oh please.’” How does he stave off such suicidal thoughts? While many of his fans flock…