It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of the restaurant industry treasure, Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain passed away in his hotel room in France, as it was reported by CNN earlier this morning
; and now fellow chefs, restaurant owners, travelers, writers, and food-lovers all mourn the loss of this revered man.
Known for his food and travel writing and programming, like the book Kitchen Confidential
and his CNN program "Parts Unknown," Bourdain brought all of the best and most daring parts of dining around the world to the masses. He was known to inspire wanderlust and an adventurous spirit, encouraging everyone to see the world around them, and to experience it. For Bourdain, that was through food and the culture that is created through food.
"Move," Bourdain was quoted. "As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move."
Bourdain's legacy will largely include how accessible he made the world to others, and the importance the role of food and dining plays in understanding cultures that are different from our own.