Anthony Bourdain, My Demons, and How Both Shaped Me

*This post discusses suicidal ideation and sexual abuse. If these themes are too triggering for you to engage with right now, feel free to close this window* When I woke to the news that Anthony Bourdain was dead of suicide (and that's how I woke to it--not that he had "passed" or he was "no … Continue reading Anthony Bourdain, My Demons, and How Both Shaped Me

Traversing the Wormhole of the “Culinary Underbelly”: An Exploration of the Magician

In his book, Kitchen Confidential, chef/author/travelogue god Anthony Bourdain reveals in shocking detail the twenty-five years he spent as a chef and cook in the "culinary underbelly" of the restaurant industry. As one would expect, there are palatable tales: his incomparable dining experience at The French Laundry, for one. But Kitchen Confidential is not a book about food. … Continue reading Traversing the Wormhole of the “Culinary Underbelly”: An Exploration of the Magician