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Anthony Bourdain, RIP

From Barack Obama

“Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.” This is how I’ll remember Tony. He taught us about food — but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We’ll miss him.


4 comments for “Anthony Bourdain, RIP”

  1. Lisa Miller says:

    I loved watching and h airing Anthony Bourdain. Just a little while ago, he had an episode about West Virginia. I was struck about how compassionate he was in his dealing with the people. Never judgemental yet managed to show all the problems. I was amazed that he needed to do an episode about a state in the US. Maybe we aren’t that much different from this far away places most of us will never see except through his eyes. I talked about this episode for weeks after it.
    I also read (actually listened to) his first book – Kitchen Confidential and was amazed at his writing skills.
    I don’t know why my eyes fill up with tears as if I’d lost a good friend. Maybe I have.

    • wendy says:

      Bourdain was vulnerability and fearless. Such a winning combination. Did you see his episode on The Bronx?

  2. Amy says:

    This one got me. I totally broke down watching all the tributes. I think it is because he was such an authentic person, what you see is what you get, and people love that. I will miss him so much.

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