One of the great storytellers of our time who connected with so many. My love and prayers are with his family, friends and loved ones.”Ms. Ripert had told her that “Tony had been in a dark mood these past couple of days,” but she had no idea why he might have decided to kill himself. The article eventually became “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly,” a memoir that elevated Mr. “Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? “His prose voice was instant and unmistakable,” said Daniel Halpern, the Harper Collins editor who became Mr. Especially during his early years as a food writer, he could be awkward and withdrawn, she said.“Behind that swagger, there was always that tortured shy guy.”Anthony Michael Bourdain was born on June 25, 1956, in New York, and grew up in Leonia, N. His father, Pierre Bourdain, was an executive in the classical-music recording industry whose parents were born in France.
Bourdain to a celebrity chef and a new career on TV.“Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and Mc Donalds? Bourdain’s friend, fellow eater and literary collaborator. He first became conscious of food in fourth grade, he wrote in “Kitchen Confidential.” Aboard the Queen Mary on one of the family’s frequent trips to France, he sat in the cabin-class dining room and ate a bowl of vichyssoise, a basic potato-leek soup that held the delightful surprise of being cold.
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Bourdain called her speech a nuclear bomb.“I was so proud of her,” he said “It was absolutely fearless to walk right into the lion’s den and say what she said, the way she said it. I am honored to know someone who has the strength and fearlessness to do something like that.”Mr. Batali’s plans to attempt a comeback came to light, Mr. Bourdain never stopped marveling at the unlikeliness of his own success. “I feel like I’ve stolen a car — a really nice car — and I keep looking in the rearview mirror for flashing lights.”Correction: An earlier version of this obituary misstated when Anthony Bourdain and Asia Argento were together in Hong Kong, shooting “Parts Unknown.” It was January, not last weekend. Reporting was contributed by Neil Genzlinger, Laura M. Here’s what you can do when a loved one is severely depressed.
“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” said He also shared that his attempts at retirement had been fruitless, explaining “I gave up on that. I just think I’m just too nervous, neurotic, driven,” he said.
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Before he joined CNN in 2012, he spent eight seasons as the host of “No Reservations” on the Travel Channel, highlighting obscure cuisine and unknown restaurants. He explored politics and history with locals, often over plates of food and drinks. Over grilled pork, noodles and beers at a restaurant in Hanoi, they discussed Vietnamese-American relations, Mr. He closely watched the chefs, who dressed like pirates, with gold earrings and turquoise chokers. The experience solidified his determination to make cooking his life’s work. In the 1990s, when he was at the helm of the two Les Halles restaurants in Manhattan, the dining rooms were jammed nightly.
Obama’s final months in office and fatherhood.“‘Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.’ This is how I’ll remember Tony,” Mr. “He taught us about food — but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. Affordable but atmospheric French steakhouses modeled on the Paris bistro, they reflected Mr. Bourdain was not particularly determined to put his own stamp on American cooking, and he is rarely cited as a culinary influence by other chefs.