“I don’t go out to restaurants when I’m not working,” Bourdain said. “Maybe just a few, a very tight cluster of regular places that I would never put on television — just to keep them mine.”
"When I’m on vacation, I live a very different life,” he said. “I cook because it makes me happy. I want to forget who I am and I want to go to places where no one knows who I am."
Bourdain utterly failed at going unnoticed earlier this month, when he was cornered by TMZ at Los Angeles International Airport. During the interview, the CNN host was asked about North Korea, and let the viewers know that he'd never take his show to the secretive state to film and episode. "Don't you think that'd be kind of bad taste?" he asked the interviewer.