‘Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts’ Is a Collection of Eerie Food Tales Steeped in Samurai Lore

While Anthony Bourdain will always be remembered for changing the television landscape with his shows No Reservations and Parts Unknown, it goes without saying he has left behind a great literary legacy. And now, fans of the late author/TV host can explore one of his literary passion projects in the form of a new comic book collection called Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts.


Before he became the best-selling author of Kitchen Confidential, a behind-the-scenes look at restaurant life, Bourdain had already published a number of crime novels. And somewhere in between his cookbooks, memoirs, and other non-fiction work, the brilliant globetrotter took a turn at the comic book genre.

In 2012, Bourdain joined co-writer Joel Rose to produce the ultra-violent Get Jiro! (and its follow-up Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi). The graphic novel, which takes place in a not-too-distant future version of Los Angeles where master chefs rule the city like crime lords and people literally kill for a seat at the best restaurants, was a send-up of the “foodie” culture Bourdain so enjoyed diminishing. It also added fuel to a new era of food comics, which would eventually see the likes of Brian Wood’s Starve and Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley.

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