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Anthony Bourdain may have started off as a chef, but his quirky style and way with words have helped him transcend the kitchen and branch into books and television. Take our quiz to see how much you know about Bourdain's life and works.

An article in this magazine helped make Anthony Bourdain a household name.

  • Bon Appetit
  • The New Yorker
  • People

What was the name of Bourdain's first food-related book?

  • "No Reservations"
  • "Chef's Table"
  • "Kitchen Confidential"

True or false: Bourdain kicked off his writing career penning cookbooks.

  • true
  • false

What was the name of Bourdain's follow-up to "Kitchen Confidential"?

  • "Behind the Apron"
  • "Bad Sushi"
  • "A Cook's Tour"

What year did Bourdain's first TV show premiere?

  • 2002
  • 2005
  • 2008

What city did Bourdain explore on the very first episode of "A Cook's Tour"?

  • New York City
  • Tokyo
  • Paris

Bourdain penned a history of this notorious figure in 2001.

  • Jack the Ripper
  • Typhoid Mary
  • Adolf Hitler

What restaurant did Bourdain work at when his writing career took off in the late '90s?

  • Tavern on the Green
  • Mesa Grill
  • Les Halles

What food was the focus of Bourdain's 2004 cookbook?

  • pasta
  • meat
  • vegetables

What year did "No Reservations" premiere?

  • 1999
  • 2002
  • 2005

What year did Bourdain stop making new episodes of "No Reservations"?

  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2016

What country did Bourdain visit in the first episode of "No Reservations"?

  • Ireland
  • France
  • China

What country did Bourdain choose for the second episode of "No Reservations"?

  • Vietnam
  • New Zealand
  • Iceland

What city did Bourdain choose for the last episode of "No Reservations"?

  • Miami
  • San Francisco
  • New York

How did Bourdain organize his 2006 book "The Nasty Bits"?

  • colors
  • flavors
  • cities

What did Bourdain name his 2010 release?

  • "Sacred Meal"
  • "Well Done"
  • "Medium Raw"

True or false: Bourdain inspired a 2005 sitcom.

  • true
  • false

Who played Bourdain's character on the TV version of "Kitchen Confidential"?

  • Bradley Cooper
  • Matthew Perry
  • Matthew Fox

What literary genre did Bourdain attempt in 2013?

  • romance novel
  • poetry
  • comic book

What is "Get Jiro!" about?

  • a sushi chef
  • zombies
  • the film industry

True or false: Bourdain appeared on "Miami Ink."

  • true
  • false

What is the best advice Bourdain ever got?

  • Don't steal.
  • Get married.
  • Be early.

What title did Bourdain give his 2016 cookbook?

  • "Appetites: A Cookbook"
  • "Cuisine"
  • "Everyday Meals"

What type of food is the focus of "Appetites"?

  • classic meals
  • Asian fusion
  • Italian dishes

What channel is host to Bourdain's series "Parts Unknown"?

  • Travel Channel
  • Food Network
  • CNN

What location did Bourdain choose to open "Parts Unknown"?

  • Myanmar
  • Cuba
  • North Korea

What year did "The Layover" premiere?

  • 2009
  • 2011
  • 2013

Where did Bourdain kick off season one of "The Layover"?

  • Seattle
  • Singapore
  • Australia

True or false: Bourdain largely stayed in the U.S. during season two of "The Layover."

  • true
  • false

How many days did Bourdain travel each year while filming "The Layover"?

  • 100
  • 200
  • 300