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Old 06-18-2018, 03:39 PM
 
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I really am regretting I wasn't much aware if him, beyond the name and reputation.


Anthony Bourdain: The Man Who Ate the World
By James Poniewozik

Anthony Bourdain understood that eating was simply a way of taking the world inside you.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/08/a...ain-death.html
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Old 06-18-2018, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Under Moon & Star
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It's clear that Bourdain had no idea how much the world loved him. He clearly would have been surprised by the degree of outpouring of love and grief over the last ten days.
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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It's clear that Bourdain had no idea how much the world loved him. He clearly would have been surprised by the degree of outpouring of love and grief over the last ten days.
I know it's not how depression works, but I wonder if he'd have been able to see the effect he had on people if it would have made any difference.

I didn't think I was a big fan before he died, but I listened to a 2011 interview with Bourdain on Marc Maron's podcast (REPOST - Anthony Bourdain from 2011), and I can't believe he's not around to talk about food anymore.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:19 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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I've been a fan since I got his book, Kitchen Confidential, well before No Reservations. I watched the entire series of NR on Netflix, absolutely loved his perspective. His interview where he talks about Sandra Lee and her Kwanzaa cake is hilarious, too.

The thing is, he was more than aware of how popular and successful he was. Depression is a terrible affliction, and success isn't a cure for it.
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Old 06-19-2018, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I've been a fan since his days at Les Halles and his first book. Being that my husband is in the business, we actually met him through a mutual friend.

The world is truly a lesser place without him.
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Old 06-19-2018, 12:33 PM
 
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I was stunned at my own reaction when I heard the news. I worked for a consultant company in NYC that helped any and all food service establishments and my H got me Kitchen Confidential for a gift. Our company president was reading it, too, and it put Anthony Bourdain on my radar. Especially as I knew someone with a friend who was a regular at the Rainbow Room and stuck up about it. (hee hee)

I watched some No Reservations and found them interesting, was surprised CNN picked him up, but was always interested by the show. It was a better look at the world than all the political stuff put together. And there were lots of shows, always there for a late night fill-in if you were up. And that's how I felt when I heard he was gone: no, you can't be gone, you're supposed to be there. I was also surprised by the outpouring of love and heartbreak for him. I'm glad not to be alone in feeling this.

But no, none of it would have saved him. None of it did. RIP.
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Old 06-19-2018, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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I'll miss him enormously.
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:31 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I've been a fan since I got his book, Kitchen Confidential, well before No Reservations. I watched the entire series of NR on Netflix, absolutely loved his perspective. His interview where he talks about Sandra Lee and her Kwanzaa cake is hilarious, too.

The thing is, he was more than aware of how popular and successful he was. Depression is a terrible affliction, and success isn't a cure for it.

I think success and acclaim can often work against creative types who are never satisfied with what they've created and often feel the success and acclaim is unwarranted.
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Old 06-19-2018, 02:55 PM
 
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My husband and I are not fond of too many foreign foods, but we love travelogue programs! A Bourdain's programs were very educational and he often went to places way off the beaten path. Eating is something we all need to do, and his low-key, genuine way of talking to people about the food they eat was a gift and a great learning experience. R.I.P., Anthony.
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:07 PM
 
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I really am regretting I wasn't much aware if him, beyond the name and


reputation.

I am like you, I watched some of his shows, and liked him, but really never knew much about the man. Wish I had.


Anthony Bourdain: The Man Who Ate the World
By James Poniewozik

Anthony Bourdain understood that eating was simply a way of taking the world inside you.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/08/a...ain-death.html
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It's clear that Bourdain had no idea how much the world loved him. He clearly would have been surprised by the degree of outpouring of love and grief over the last ten days.
I was just thinking about this the other day, how many truly talented, loved, and gifted people have taken their own lives. Robin Williams, Belushi (through drugs), Marilynn Monroe, and now Tony Burdain, and so many more. It is sad and amazing that they get to the point where they just want out.
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