A never-before-aired, recently rediscovered interview with Anthony Bourdain, whom we lost a year ago this week. On April 29, 2014, Tony was kind and generous enough to sit down over lunch with Andrew for a two-part conversation, covering everything from his early days as a cook to his transition to a writer and television icon, to coping with fame, meeting his idols, how the industry has changed over the years, and speaking his mind. Originally recorded for print use in a busy restaurant, the audio quality isn’t world class (though we’ve doctored it to the best of our abilities), here’s a rare chance to hear approximately 90 “new” minutes with one of the most influential and transformative figures the industry has ever known, in a very casual, relaxed dialogue. Hope it help listeners remember a peak career moment in his life. Special thanks to Julia Sexton–a cook-turned-writer/editor who was inspired by Bourdain (as we all were)–for joining Andrew for the introduction. Cook free or die!

Anthony Bourdain shooting ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’ on location in Salvador, Brazil on January 9, 2014.

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