Chef, world traveler, bestselling author, public speaker, and star TV host on The Travel Channel, Anthony Bourdain is a man of many talents (and endeavors). He graduated from the renowned Culinary Institute of America and spent years helming kitchens in New York City. He’s written articles on food and cooking for publications including The New York Times, Food Arts and The New Yorker. In fact, The New Yorker piece led to Bourdain’s hugely successful book, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly in 2000. The Travel Channel soon came courting, and Bourdain launched his popular TV series Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations in which he traveled the world eating local and often outrageous foods and discovering how people in different cultures live. After its successful run of nine seasons, No Reservations ended in fall 2012. In November 2011, the seasoned traveler added another series to his repertoire, The Layover. And in April 2013, he kicked off his new show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on CNN.