Category: Bourdain

The life and legacy of Anthony Bourdain

Sharing a meal

Bourdain cooking
Bourdain eating in Asia

One of his famous quotes, from Parts Unknown – Charleston episode, Bourdain said :

You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal

Traveling the world, gave him the opportunity to seat at most unusual tables learning and experiencing cultures the best way, sharing a meal.

Bourdain in pictures

Bourdain & rooster

So much to talk about, so little inspiration to write down my words. Somehow it might make it all different to process Bourdain’s passing. For now I’m choosing to share a some pictures I’ve been gathering here and there in between a Facebook group I’ve joined and Pinterest.

Bourdain & Eric
A true friendship
Sarcastic Bourdain
No need for captions here 🙂
When he was a chef
From when he was a chef / courtesy of George Calombaris Instagram
Bourdain & his trade mark boots
Bourdain & his trade mark boots
Mysterious Bourdain
Always with intriguing eyes
Bourdain smile
that smile

Happy Birthday Bourdain June 25th 2018

Celebrating Bourdain

Celebrating Bourdain

@anthonybourdain Instagram 11 December 2016 “@Giancarlo_shark Nearly every day. there’s jiu Jitsu almost everywhere, Even here in Oman.”

So, I just went and opened your Instagram.
Looked back on old post dated late 2016 when you visited Oman. I want to go there too.
It made me smile looking at that post of your empty page on your screen with the caption

“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” – Nabokov

Celebrating Bourdain

@anthonybourdain Instagram 10 March 2018 “The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” – Nabokov “

Funny feeling eh?
Nothing I could write about you, Anthony Bourdain, Tony, would be new to the infinite words that has been written since June 8th.
To say “I miss you” is an understatement.
(this sentence keeps repeating in my head ever since….not even on a break up! – I’m laughing!)
Reading you all over again.
Watching you all over agin.
Listening to your audibles and that’s a new one.
No Instastories and that’s a bummer. Loved it. Plain. Musical quality to its best. Your wake ups all over the world. Nope I won’t go into it.

I decided that I want to celebrate you.
a) Because today is your birthday.
b) Because you are simply worth celebration.

Celebrating Bourdain

@anthonybourdain Instagram 18 february 2017 “Dangerous Women of Porto DeezNuts (guard them)”

My heart is so tight. I’m tearing now.
The Stones is playing – Gimme shelter.

Celebrating Bourdain

@anthonybourdain Instagram 7 March 2017 “The Revenge of The Ripper: in which mountain raised Alpinist, Eric Ripert exacts Terrible Payback for his sufferings in Sichuan Province. #Chamonix “

I have one, just one selfish regret I must admit. Not have asked you to be part of my “Kitchen Stories” collection here. Why did I never send you that email…I’m pretty sure you would have answered. I was “saving” to do it in person in NYC when your “Bourdain Market” project opened in 2019.

Celebrating Bourdain

@anthonybourdain Instagram 20 January 2017 “THANK you @United employee Divina Reyes #052843 for your heroic assiatnce in gettine me out of Newark and onwards to Antartica . Your broken field running was amazing. Never could have done it without you!”

To me you always been Bourdain and forever will be.

Celebrating Bourdain

@anthonybourdain Instagram 27 January 2017 “Alpha Bravo”

Tonight – Iggy Pop
Love in vain – Stones

Celebrating Bourdain

@anthonybourdain Instagram 16 May 2017 “My kitchen thanks you @brad__phillips

Bourdain’s latest Parts Unknown work is simply gold!

Bourdain & Obama in Parts Unknown

Parts Unknown logo

It has been out over a week now but just this afternoon I sat down to browse through Explore Parts Unknown
Created in collaboration with Roads & Kingdoms and CNN, Explore Parts Unknown is bound to become the new digital encyclopedia to the world of travel, culture and food.

At “Parts Unknown,” we try to show how other people live, to encourage people to walk in others’ shoes. To that end, we’ve created a new digital experience where we will tell more stories, take deeper dives, and take you further into the world of the show.

Beyond Borders: Big night in Kashmir

Beyond Borders: Big night in Kashmir

As episodes are aired, the site is updated so you can have extra contents, more detailed interviews and stories of each location.
It is priceless. I’m not kidding when I say I spent over an hour reading some bits, without realising time passing by.
Pictures are stunning, writing is impecable.

You have short videos, recipes, storytelling to name a few. One section is geniusly called “KNOW – you’ll want to read this” and you rest assured you will click on it right away!

One of the things that I try to do with “Parts Unknown” is to show how other people live, to hopefully encourage them to go out and look at the world, to walk in someone else’s shoes for awhile. To that end, we’re launching a new digital experience to complement the show: “Explore Parts Unknown.” This space gives us the opportunity to dive deeper into locations that we’ve visited—we’re going to be launching original content around every PU episode, both past and future—allowing me to do more of what I do: tell stories. If this inspires people to follow their curiosity around the world, and get their passports renewed, then we’ve done our job. – Anthony Bourdain

A couple of hours after it was announced on Bourdain’s Instagram profile, I googled to check what it was being said…..there were shockinly more than 12 articles posted already!
Yes it is a big deal and it will only get bigger. I’m already addicted to UnknowParts Instragram account as well! Everyday a new photo with a short story.

Beyond Borders: Vanilla is expensive, but labor is cheap

Beyond Borders: Vanilla is expensive, but labor is cheap

Well if you are a Bourdain fan you would know what I’m takling about. As usual spot on perfection on quality of work!
And in case you are new to his work or at least about this incredible series, on its fourth season, go on and get crazy by spending some hours of your day exploring & “traveling” Unknow Parts.