Anthony Bourdain Quotes Archive

This is a collection of quotes about food from Anthony Bourdain.

Posted April 9, 2021

“When I’m back in New York – and this is a terrible thing to complain about – I eat a lot more really, really good food than perhaps I’d like to. So many of my friends are really good chefs. It’s kind of like being in the Mafia.”

Anthony Bourdain
Posted January 22, 2021

“I’m very proud of the Rome episode of ‘No Reservations’ because it violated all the conventional wisdom about making television. You’re never, ever supposed to do a food or travel show in black and white.”

Anthony Bourdain
Posted April 29, 2020

“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them wherever you go.”

Anthony Bourdain
Posted April 24, 2020

“I would like to see people more aware of where their food comes from. I would like to see small farmers empowered. I feed my daughter almost exclusively organic food.”

Anthony Bourdain
Posted April 20, 2020

“Our movements through time and space seem somehow trivial compared to a heap of boiled meat in broth, the smell of saffron, garlic, fish bones and Pernod.”

Anthony Bourdain
Posted February 6, 2020

“People are generally proud of their food. A willingness to eat and drink with people without fear and prejudice… they open up to you in ways that somebody visiting who is driven by a story may not get.”

Anthony Bourdain
Posted December 4, 2019

“Good food is very often, even most often, simple food.”

Anthony Bourdain
Posted November 21, 2019

“I, personally, think there is a really danger of taking food too seriously. Food should be part of the bigger picture.”

Anthony Bourdain
Posted November 8, 2019

“Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh. You don’t deserve to eat garlic.”

Anthony Bourdain
Posted September 20, 2019

“Meals make the society, hold the fabric together in lots of ways that were charming and interesting and intoxicating to me. The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food itself.”

Anthony Bourdain
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