This morning at 6:50 am...While at my desk in my home office, reading my work emails
I got the news that Anthony Bourdain passed. That news shook me to the core.
I had never experienced that live of pain for someone I've never met.
I sat there at my desk unable to work anymore, just staring at my keyboard.
Then I got a text: Bourdain is dead! from my friend M.
I don't remember how exactly I heard of Anthony Bourdain....Maybe it was when we got a channel unlock and we got the travel channel....or was it from a book review?
all I know is that he took my culinary knowledge to the next level! I know most of the strange and exotic ingredients because of him and my curiosity.
I watched all the No Reservations episodes, then I found A Cook's Tour, The Layover, Parts Unknown and I read all his books....some multiple times.
I loved his curiosity...He wanted to visit countries we never heard of or did not want to visit....He ate weird stuff, he visited families in their homes and was always appreciative and gracious about it.
He really appreciated the time and effort that was put in a meal.
I loved that he was a load mouth opinionated man that did not care for mediocrity.
His tweets were legendary.
I am so sad for his family, his little girl, his girlfriend...
no little girl should loose her Dad.....
Bye for now