Public Figure Profiles

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Michael Bourdain (June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018) was an American celebrity chef, author and travel documentarian who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. Bourdain was a 1978 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of many professional kitchens during his career, which included several years spent as an executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan. He first became known for his bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000).

Bourdain's first food and world-travel television show A Cook's Tour ran for 35 episodes on the Food Network in 2002 and 2003. In 2005, he began hosting the Travel Channel's culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005–2012) and The Layover (2011–2013). In 2013, he began a 3-season run as a judge on The Taste and consequently switched his travelogue programming to CNN to host Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Although best known for his culinary writings and television presentations, along with several books on food and cooking and travel adventures, Bourdain also wrote both fiction and historical nonfiction. On June 8, 2018, Bourdain died by suicide while on location in France, filming for Parts Unknown.

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Some of their strengths

Anthony Bourdain has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intuitive, Imaginative, Loyal, Smart, Generous, Optimistic, and Confident.

Intuitive and Imaginative

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Anthony Bourdain is someone who is a highly intuitive, creative and imaginative person who is very loyal, caring and compassionate to others. A person who is a bit of a "lone wolf".

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Anthony Bourdain well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Imaginative and Sentimental

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Anthony Bourdain as someone who is imaginative, sentimental, and in touch with emotions.

A person who has extremely good memory and analytical skills, likes to make sure that everyone gets along, enjoys all kinds of situations and people, has a talent for travel and languages, and who makes lifelong friends.

Social and Intuitive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Anthony Bourdain is someone who values forming deep friendships and relationships, and who has strong intuition and reasoning skills .

They are also someone who is mysterious, intuitive, and diplomatic, and who has a keen intuition, charisma, and a focus on balance and partnership.

Traditional and Patient

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Anthony Bourdain tends to be someone who is a patient person that is very emotional, has a very sharp memory, has an ability to understand people, and who tends to be traditional and frugal.

Some of Anthony Bourdain's challenges

While Anthony Bourdain has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Anthony Bourdain can be Stubborn, Arrogant, Emotional, Standoffish, Suspicious, Status-seeking, and Irritable.

Emotional and Standoffish

One of Anthony Bourdain's key challenges is that they are someone who can be emotional and standoffish.

Irritable and Moody

Anthony Bourdain is someone who can be irritable and moody, have a tendency to experience self-doubt, be too secretive, can take too many risks, and who can have an extreme approach to managing personal finances.

Sensitive and Money-oriented

Finally, Anthony Bourdain also can have mood swings, be overly sensititive, and be a bit rigid and materialistic.

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