Anthony Bourdain. He's become an institution all to himself. A writer/traveler/ex-chef with a successful Travel Channel show and numerous bestselling books. In the age of the celebrity chef and the reality TV star, why shouldn't we have a celebrity ex-chef and travel host/author? People who aren't fans of food or travel seem to enjoy Tony Bourdain. His appeal owes as much to his intelligence, frankness and underlying humanity as to his ability to skewer people and places like a roving Simon Cowell. Sure, he's not a fan of vegetarians, or Rachael Ray, but nobody's perfect.