A man once on a mission to prepare food, but then overtaken with a desire to experience it, and the many different people who make it…
The late, great Anthony Bourdain could entertain as much as fascinate in writing and on camera. With wit he’d whet your appetite for the unknown as he traveled far away lands in search of new sights, sounds, experiences and, of course, flavors.
Over the course of his life he passed from chef to traveler to international icon – all in the name of food and adventure.
With his passing, the world loses one of its most intrepid foodies whose unique tastes and cultured perspectives spanned ramen to Ramones. Captured here are just a few of his most telling and touching insights.
“You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.” – Anthony Bourdain
“To be treated well in places where you don’t expect to be treated well, to find things in common with people you thought previously you had very, very little in common with; that can’t be a bad thing.” – Anthony Bourdain
“Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.” – Anthony Bourdain
“I’m not afraid to look like an idiot.” – Anthony Bourdain
“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.” ― Anthony Bourdain
“What nicer thing can you do for somebody than make them breakfast?” – Anthony Bourdain
“Sometimes the greatest meals on vacations are the ones you find when Plan A falls through.” – Anthony Bourdain
“I don’t have to agree with you to like you or respect you.” ― Anthony Bourdain
“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” ― Anthony Bourdain