The Renegade Gourmet

Kitchen Confidential author Anthony Bourdain is back with a new book and a Food Network show

Anthony Bourdain doesn't get to eat anything fun at home. "My wife is the most unimaginative eater ever. She doesn't even like tomatoes," he says. So Bourdain, 45, the chef who wrote 2000's restaurant tell-all, Kitchen Confidential, got himself a TV deal and book contract to travel around the world eating lamb testicles, duck embryo and a still-beating cobra heart ("like an aggressive oyster," he says). For this interview, he escapes from his Upper West Side apartment to a signless Japanese restaurant in the basement of a midtown Manhattan office building. He orders sea urchin roe and clam abductor muscle, smokes...

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