9 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Anthony Bourdain

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Over the past couple of decades, chefs have evolved from underappreciated masters of their craft to bona fide celebrities. Thanks in large part to Food Network and shows like “Chef’s Table,” these men and women have emerged from hot kitchens and into a glaring spotlight highlighting the best of the best.

While he would never count himself among the culinary elite, it’s hard to underestimate the influence of Anthony Bourdain, who made a name for himself touring the world in search of experiences most people could only dream of.

You might have seen every episode of “No Reservations,” but how much do you really know about Bourdain? We dug up some surprising facts you might not know about the rock star chef.

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Bon appétit.