We have Anthony Bourdain to thank for so much, including:
- His brilliant Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, published back in 2000, that blew the lid off of what went on behind restaurant kitchen doors.
- The multiple Emmy-award-winner has introduced us to a lot of new foods and cities and reminded us of old favourites worth revisting. Taking us to new places first in A Cook’s Tour (2002-2003), Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005-2012), The Layover (2011-2013) and then Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown in 2013 to present day.
- The new food hall he's opening in NYC next year. The indoor food market open year round will hopefully influence other cities to do the same.
- His Les Halles Cookbook, that gave us the recipes from his NYC restaurant including chapters on "Blood & Guts" and "Miscellaneous Meez & Other Useful Recipes."
And now for the first time in ten years, Bourdain's releasing a new cookbook called Appetites, and setting off on a 11-city tour The Hunger, launching October 25 in NYC and going across North America.
And one of the stops will be here in Toronto.
Bourdain will be at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts for one night only on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Presale starts Monday May 2, and tickets for the general public go on sale Friday May 20 at 10am. Prices range from $300 (VIP ticket including a copy of Anthony Bourdain’s latest book, "Appetites" and a post-show meet & greet) $125 (premium ticket and book), $80, $70 and $60. Prices include tax and facility fees, but additional service charges may apply. Single tickets can be purchased in person at the Sony Centre Box Office, over the phone at 1-855-872-SONY(7669), or online.
Now through May 1, fans can register to receive a presale code to purchase tickets before the May 20 general public ones go on sale.
Appetites, published by Ecco, will hit shelves on October 25, coinciding with the tour launch.
For more information including tour dates and tickets, visit www.AnthonyBourdainOnTour.com.
And stay tuned. There's more to come.