Cooking doesn’t get much bigger than Anthony Bourdain. Chef, author and television personality, he’s been lauded as the rock star of the culinary world, both for his ability to shock and entertain. And, like most rock stars, he draws a crowd. On Feb. 12, he’ll be turning up the heat at the Stamford Center for the Arts.

Most know Mr. Bourdain as host of the Travel Channel’s Emmy-nominated “No Reservations.” Others will have read his books, which the best-selling Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, described by Bourdain's camp as a "candid, hysterical and sometimes shocking portrait of his life in restaurant kitchens." And some of us have had the pleasure of dining at his “home base,” the Brasserie Les Halles in New York City.

However you know Mr. Bourdain, this is your chance to get better acquainted with him. He’s sure to share some secrets from his kitchen. He’s also likely to pepper the evening with tales of his travels abroad. And you can bank on lots of laughs from this gourmet giant.

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