Today and for the rest of my life, I will think of Anthony Bourdain often and fondly.
— PIERCE, Marin County
I shall miss you dearly Anthony. And will travel till I drop and meet all sorts of people and discover our humanity, as you invited us to do. Rest in peace!
— NICHOLAS, Bordeaux
This is beyond sad for me and my boyfriend. We followed Anthony and Andrew Zimmern like a Catholic follows the Pope. We planned our vacations around what, where, and who either of them recommended.
I lived vicariously through Anthony on his travels to Paris, Asia and other parts of the world. He took me there. I learned so much.
— LYNDA ANDERSON, Charlotte, N.C.
I was a fan from his earliest publications and shows and have made some of the strangest dishes thanks to him. He was the epitome of cool and even though he was a bit of the bad boy/part of the boy’s club, his value and respect for the cultures and peoples of the places he traveled to earned my respect and my regard.
I have traveled extensively myself and have approached the food of the many different places I have been fortunate to visit as a really important part of any adventure, thanks to him. The circumstances of his death make me want to send a message out there to the world just to say: “PLEASE!!!! don’t do it, we love you, it can be better.”
— KIERAN CLIFFORD, Ireland
Bourdain was a man who broke down the walls between “high cuisine” and the mass culinary world of the “everyday.” I often would Google and search places he went and ate at before going to a country. He was a large reason why I started really valuing street food as a main highlight of culinary art around the world, rather than fancy restaurants and stars. For that, I will always admire Bourdain.
— LIDIA TUTARINOVA, Rome