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Anthony Bourdain Quotes in English

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Anthony Michael Bourdain was an American celebrity chef, author, travel documentarian, and television personality who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. He was considered one of the most influential chefs in the world. We come here with some of his best quotes for you.

 

Without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive and moribund

Our body is not a temple. It’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride

You take something with you. Hopefully you leave something good behind

There’s something wonderful about drinking in the afternoon. A not too cold pint, absolutely alone at the bar – even in this fake-ass Irish pub

Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don’t have

Maybe that’s enlightenment enough to know that there is no final resting place of mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom is realizing how small i am and unwise and how far I have yet to go

Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history , your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get go

To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living

Open your mind get up off the couch, move

You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together

Its that show friends. Ruined coffee forever

There is on final resting place of the mind

Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but its a start

 

Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don’t have.

I don’t have to agree with you to like you or respect you

Basic cooking skills are a virtue… the ability to feed yourself and a few others with proficiency should be taught to every young man and woman as a fundamental skill. [It’s] as vital to growing up as learning to wipe one’s own ass, cross the street by oneself, or be trusted with money.

there’s something wonderful about drinking in the afternoon. A not-too-cold pint, absolutely alone at the bar — even in this fake-ass Irish pub.

Without new ideas success can become stale

You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.

To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.

Your body is not a temple. It’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride

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

Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown

Anyone who’s a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: ‘Is it good? Does it give pleasure?

The way you make an omelet reveals your character

Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one’s life

Maybe that’s enlightenment enough: to know that there is no final resting place of the mind; no moment of smug clarity. Perhaps wisdom…is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go

Don’t lie about it. You made a mistake. Admit it and move on. Just don’t do it again

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

I always entertain the notion that I’m wrong, or that I’ll have to revise my opinion. Most of the time that feels good; sometimes it really hurts and is embarrassing

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

I am not a fan of people who abuse service staff. In fact, I find it intolerable. It’s an unpardonable sin as far as I’m concerned, taking out personal business or some other kind of dissatisfaction on a waiter or busboy.

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

I think food, culture, people and landscape are all absolutely inseparable.

I learned a long time ago that trying to micromanage the perfect vacation is always a disaster. That leads to terrible times

Without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, and moribund.

When dealing with complex transportation issues, the best thing to do is pull up with a cold beer and let somebody else figure it out

Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.

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