Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain’s no-holds-barred account of sex, drugs and mad times working in restaurant kitchens, saw him going from New York chef to celebrity, back in the days when being a celebrity chef was still a novelty.
Since the release of his 2000 memoir, Anthony has written more books and entertained and informed millions of viewers worldwide with his TV shows A Cook’s Life and No Reservations. More recently, he has taken a turn for the serious, presenting CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.
Anthony was in Australia in 2011 to promote his then-latest book, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook. He was also a guest at the Sydney Writers Festival, which was where he was when I caught up with him by phone.
Medium Raw is written by Anthony Bourdain and published by Harper Collins.
Interview broadcasted on ArtSound FM.
Interview date: 21 May 2011.