Chef Anthony Bourdain on Eating Without Fear Hard-drinking, tough-talking chef, author and TV show host Anthony Bourdain is always game for a culinary adventure. In his new book, The Nasty Bits, Bourdain describes encounters with raw seal and fried bugs, and his beef with vegans.

Chef Anthony Bourdain on Eating Without Fear

Chef Anthony Bourdain on Eating Without Fear

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Chef Anthony Bourdain at the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru's Andes Mountains. Scroll down for an excerpt from The Nasty Bits. Tracey Gudwin hide caption

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Chef Anthony Bourdain at the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru's Andes Mountains. Scroll down for an excerpt from The Nasty Bits.

Tracey Gudwin

Hard-drinking, tough-talking chef, author and TV show host Anthony Bourdain is always game for a culinary adventure.

Bourdain is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan. But he spends fewer than four nights a month in New York. The rest of his year is spent globe-trotting for his TV show, No Reservations, or promoting one of his eight books.

Back from a trip to Ghana and Namibia, Bourdain talks about life on the road, encounters with raw seal and fried bugs, and his beef with vegans. His latest book is The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps and Bones.