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Remembering Anthony Bourdain
I’m guessing you don’t know who Anthony Bourdain was. It’s OK if you don’t. For people who aren’t particularly interested in food, cooking and being a “foodie”, he isn’t a household name. But for any American (at least) over age 30 who’s spent time working in restaurants and enjoys cooking/ eating out/ the world of chefdom, Mr. Bourdain was a legendary figure. His first book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly skyrocketed him to fame. It was a type of autobiography that shared his intimate knowledge and experience of the restaurant world.
After the success of his book, he was on several TV shows including A Cook’s Tour, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (which did an episode in Sapporo in 2011) and Parts Unknown. His sequel to Kitchen Confidential was Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook. He was also the author of several other books and countless essays and articles published in world famous newspapers and magazines.
Tony – has he was affectionately known to many – was a true renaissance man. A trained chef, a world-traveler and a master storyteller, he had a love of life and people and zero tolerance for falsity and pretense. Sadly, Mr. Bourdain hung himself in France earlier this month. He was a unique voice in the world of food writing and will be sorely missed.
Read one of his books if you have the chance. Or, at least, watch one of his shows on Youtube. Anthony had a special love for Japanese food and was quoted saying that if there was one city he could spend the rest of his life eating in, it was Tokyo.