PLEDGE NOW
Anthony Bourdain on "Medium Raw"

A decade after “Kitchen Confidential” lifted the lid on the drug-fuelled kitchens of NYC, Anthony Bourdain is dishing again.

Anthony Bourdain in his show "No Reservations" cutting steak. (Credit: TravelChannel.com)

Ten years ago, professional chef and sharp-edged raconteur Anthony Bourdain took out his literary boning knife and went to work on the hidden world of the professional kitchen.

His bestselling “Kitchen Confidential” told wild stories – way out of school – of sex, drugs and scary hygiene in the realm of the tony restaurant and haute cuisine.

Then Bourdain went big. Book after book, and a big TV show – “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” — that took his wicked wit and eye all over the world.

Now he’s looking back. Still tough.

This Hour, On Point: Anthony Bourdain.

Guest:

Anthony Bourdain, chef, television host and best-selling author. He’s author of the megaseller “Kitchen Confidential” and host of the Travel Channel show Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. His new book is “Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook.” You can read an excerpt.

More:

Here’s Bourdain in a New York restaurant (Credit: AP):

Here he is in Provence, France, trying the local cuisine (Credit: TravelChannel.com):

And here’s some video from Bourdain’s Travel Channel show “No Reservations”:

**Check out more of On Point’s food coverage:

Mark Bittman on Intelligent Eating; Michael Pollan’s ‘Food Rules’; Gourmet’s Ruth Reichl: “Not Becoming My Mother”; Food Critic Frank Bruni Talks “Born Round”; Sweet Lightning: Extreme Chocolate.

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
ONPOINT
TODAY
Jun 29, 2015
People walk on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Saturday April 26, 2014. Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device. Is it a critical tool for a criminal or is it an American’s virtual home? How the justices answer that question could determine the outcome of the cases being argued Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (AP)

Same-sex marriage. Obamacare. Lethal injection. Voting rights. Redistricting. A big look at the Supreme Court term.

Jun 29, 2015
Bacteria under a microscope.

Can bacteria in your gut influence your brain? Your mood? Your emotions? Top scientists say yes.

RECENT
SHOWS
Jun 26, 2015
The crowd celebrates outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday June 26, 2015, after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The Supreme Court decides in a 5-4 ruling: same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states.

 
Jun 26, 2015
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden speaks, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Washington, after the Supreme Court upheld the subsidies for customers in states that do not operate their own exchanges under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. (AP)

The Confederate Flag and funerals in Charleston. The Marathon bomber speaks. All eyes on the Supreme Court. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

On Point Blog
On Point Blog
Our Week In The Web: June 19, 2015
Friday, Jun 19, 2015

Why our broadcast changed in different markets this week, and a closer look at a puppet theatre vandalism in rural Norway. (Really).

More »
Comment
 
Quick Note On Rebroadcasting Today
Thursday, Jun 18, 2015

A quick note regarding today’s shifting schedule of broadcasts.

More »
2 Comments
 
How To Follow Team USA At The Women’s World Cup
Monday, Jun 15, 2015

Good news! You can watch the 2015 Women’s World Cup on basic broadcast TV. Bad news: we can’t quite predict if the American team is going to make it all the way to the July 5 championship game.

More »
2 Comments