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Anthony Bourdain Is Planning Something ‘Big’ in Detroit

The ‘Parts Unknown’ star says he has future plans in the Motor City

The back cover of 'Appetites: A Cookbook' by Anthony Bourdain
The back cover of 'Appetites: A Cookbook' by Anthony Bourdain
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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Next month, Anthony Bourdain’s first cookbook in 10 years, Appetites, hits shelves and the publicity wheels are already turning in preparation for the celebrity chef’s fall book tour. The tour will bring Bourdain to Detroit for possibly the first time since filming his controversial Parts Unknown episode in 2013. But in an interview with Detroit Free Press restaurant critic Mark Kurlyandchik, the chef suggests that he has more plans for Detroit in the works.

“I love going to Detroit. I'm hoping to do another project there sometime soon. I can't really talk about it — but a pretty major big one,” he says, adding: “I can't really talk about it. But it's a fairly sizeable project that would encompass more than an hour of television.”

One thing is for sure: Bourdain likes to keep busy. When the chef, author, and TV personality isn’t slurping noodles with the president for his award-winning travel show Parts Unknown or taking down the pumpkin spice craze, he’s working on developing an enormous New York City food hall Bourdain Market. You can catch the chef when he comes through Detroit on October 30 during his “The Hunger” tour.

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