Anthony Bourdain stars in his own food travel adventure series, Parts Unknown, but his extracurricular life also seems to involve some unknown parts: namely, championship-level martial arts chops. Bourdain surprised the food world this week by winning first prize in a jiu jitsu tournament. Who knew? We're not sure how he pulled that off with his indulgent diet and all, but we're jealous.
According to the Jiu Jitsu Times, Bourdain grabbed first place in the Blue Belt Masters 5 Middleweight Division at the IBJJF New York Spring International Open Championship on April 9. Bourdain, 59, has only been practicing Brazilian jiu jitsu since 2014 and was introduced to it by his wife Ottavia; he has a blue belt, while she has a higher-ranking purple belt.
Catch up on more important food headlines of the week, ICYMI:
•Conan O'Brien visits Noryangjin Fish Market in Korea, adopts octopus. [Team Coco]
•Spanish celebrity chef Ferran Adria creates Disney-inspired cookbook. [Eater]
•Chicago restaurant renamed Chi-Raq Cuisines raises eyebrows. [CBS]
•Baskin-Robbins introduces dessert pizza. [Foodbeast]
•Spiked water may be the new it drink. [Food52]
•Paula Deen launches fashion line. [WYD]
•America's Test Kitchen will launch a food science site. [Grub Street]
•The history of pizza can be told in eight slices. [PBS Idea Channel]
•World's cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant to open NYC location. [Village Voice]
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