Anthony Bourdain: All You Need to Know; Wife, Daughter, Tour and Restaurant

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Anthony Bourdain: All You Need to Know; Wife, Daughter, Tour and Restaurant

Rare are the people, who can bring food and culture in one place, crossing boundaries of cultures and nations. 

But then again, American chef, Anthony Bourdain was no ordinary man, who is an author, a television personality, a food critic and a traveler. But food had been Anthony's ultimate passion and he took his passion to his new food show, Parts Unknown.

And he had a family including his wife and daughter besides his passion. However, leaving a sad emptiness for his fans and foodies, Bourdain killed himself in June 2018. 

Why don't you unravel the whole story down below!

Married Life Of Two Decades; MMA Fighter Wife And Daughter

The talented chef leaves no space for unique taste inside his kitchen door but apart his love for food, Anthony is two times married man.

He first tasted marriage with his high-school girlfriend, Nancy Putkoski, which lasted for two long decades. The married couple ended up in divorce due to inevitable changes, and their endless traveling plays a certain role to it. 

But love found its way again in Anthony Bourdain’s life. 

He got married for the second time to Ottavia Busia on 20 April 2007. And his wife is no ordinary woman, she can beat a perfectly healthy male in one shot.

Because she is a fighter, the type that could whoop your backside without any difficulties. Ottavia Bourdain is a jujitsu player and an MMA fighter.


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She is the kind of girl that would rather dine on a plate load of steak rather than some fancy meal, ironically, she is a wife of a chef.

Caption: Anthony Bourdain and wife Ottavia Bourdain talk about MMA (Published on April 9, 2012)

Together Anthony and Ottavia have a daughter, Ariane, born in 2007. Following her mother’s footsteps, Anthon's daughter has also been training jujitsu. Ottavia has even influenced Anthony to take up jujitsu, resulting in Bourdain receiving a blue belt in Brazilian jujitsu in 2015 and winning a gold medal at the IBJJF New York Spring International Open Championship in 2016.

'It’s not much of a change of lifestyle, as we have lived separate lives for many years. More of a change of address.'

Moreover, he jokingly wrote,

'She’s an interesting woman. I admire her choices. But I married Sophia Loren. She turned into Jean-Claude Van Damme.' 

New Show Sparks New Love

Anthony Bourdain met Italian star, Asia Argento (42) when she made an appearance in Chef Bourdain's travel show "Antony Bourdain: Parts Unknown." This meeting initiated the relation of Anthony and Asia.

Taking out time for the busy schedule Anthony, flew to Italy to meet his love, Asia. On February 9, 2017, Anthony and Asia were spotted dining at restaurant Pommidoro, and after the dinner, they walked hand in hand. Further, they were spotted sharing a kiss too. Following which the couple returned to their hotel room.

Anthony Bourdain kisses Asia Argento after a dinner date on 9 February 2017 (Photo: )

Neither Anthony nor Asia has commented on their relationship yet, but talking about Asia in an interview Anthony said,

'The episode would not have been possible — or be anything like it is without the truly magnificent Asia Argento,'

Moreover, Anthony even stated,

'Always honest, completely unsparing. If you ask Asia a question, you are going to get an answer - and she doesn’t care if it reflects badly on you - or on herself. She’s going to give it to you straight.'

Soon after shooting, the episode of Anthony's travel shows, the news regarding the separation with his wife Ottavia circulated in the media. 

Suicide At 61; Signs Of Trouble

The celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain was found hanged at Le Chambard, a five-star hotel in a cozy, converted 18th-century mansion in Kaysersberg, France at 9:10 a.m.on 8 June 2018. CNN reported Bourdain was in-between the works for the upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, "Parts Unknown" in France.

Anthony's close friend Eric Ripert found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning and later, gave his condolences via a tweet. CNN's president, Jeff Zucker quoted Anthony as an "exceptional talent," writing an email to his employees. 

The chef was already showing the signs of trouble before his suicide. He skipped his rustic French meal on the hotel on Thursday night. 

Anthony Bourdain’s Short Bio:

Now to the more known fact, Anthony Bourdain’s life, that is almost an open book. We all know very well that Bourdain is a foodie. He has traveled many places, tasting out food from around the world.

He is a celebrity chef who worked as an executive chef in a restaurant named Brasserie Les Halles, in Manhattan. He is a television personality and an avid traveler, who had the opportunity to tour the different corners of the world, experimenting with the food culture of the world.

His television series include A Cook’s Tour, No Reservations, The Layover, and Parts Unknown. He is also an author. He has written four books, all revolving around food. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook (2010), A Cook’s Tour (2001) and The Nasty Bits (2006). He has also written articles and essays that have appeared in many magazines and newspapers.


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In his early years, the “culinary bad boy” was a drug addict, and he has always been very honest about it. He is known for his sarcasm, use of profanity and sexual references even in his television shows, and has never been apologetic.

Anthony Bourdain was born on June 25, 1956, in New York City, New York. He attended Vassar College but dropped out after two years. He then went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America and graduated in 1978. He is an author, a celebrity chef, and a television personality. 

Along with Anthony celebrity chef including Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal and Adriano Zumbo are inspiring many to follow their dreams and make big in the food industry.