Life Advice from Anthony Bourdain

Life Advice from Anthony Bourdain
Life Advice from Anthony Bourdain

They call him the most scandalous chef. He doesn't care at all if he offends anyone. He calls things by their real names, and his travels are a guide for every tourist who, in addition to beautiful places, also wants to touch really good food. Today in our Proverbs and Wisdom column we share some life advice from Anthony Bourdain

Anthony was born in 1956 in New York. He attended Vassar College for a short time and then continued his training as a professional chef at the Culinary Institute of America.

Bourdain works in some of the most elite restaurants in the world, writes books about food and travel, and most of us know him from the small screen. Here's what you can learn from him about food, luck and travel.


“If you are twenty-two, in good physical shape, thirsty for knowledge and want to be even better at it, I urge you to travel as far and as far as possible -different places if you have to sleep on the floor. Find out how other people live, eat and cook. Learn from them wherever you go.”

“Skills can be learned. However, you either have the character or you don't."

“Your body is not a temple, it is an amusement park. Enjoy the experience.”

“Context and memory play an important role in all great meals in a person's life.”

"Good food is very often, even most often, simple food."

“Don't lie! You made a mistake. Admit it and move on. But never do it again.”


“You learn a lot about someone when you share your food.”

“Without new ideas, success can become banal.”

“Travel changes you. As you go through this life, this world, you change things ever so slightly, you leave a mark behind you, even if it's a small one. And in return, life and travels leave a mark on you. Most of the time, these marks on your body or heart are wonderful. But they often bring pain.”

“The way you cook an omelet reveals your character.”

"Under 'Reasons for leaving last job', never share the real reason unless it's related to money or ambition."

“Open your mind. Get off the couch and move.”

"Luck is not a business model."

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