An Anthony Bourdain book, honoring the legacy of the beloved food critic, will be released this May. The book, originally intended as a gift produced by CNN for his young daughter Ariane, will feature some of his famous close friends.
The tome is called “Anthony Bourdain Remembered” and will end up being published for a large audience after the food critic’s estate gave their consent for that. The launch date is May 28. So, what will you be able to see when you crack open the Anthony Bourdain book? There will be all kinds of one of a kind and personal photographs and reflections from beloved public figures such as former American president Barack Obama, humanitarian and chef José Andrés, and one of Bourdain’s close friends, Eric Ripert.
The meal the food critic shared with Obama in a noodle shop in Vietnam is already world famous and became even more so after Bourdain’s death. The table they both sat at has been encased in glass.
On Amazon.com, the book is described as “A moving and insightful collection of quotes, memories, and images celebrating the life of Anthony Bourdain.”
“When Anthony Bourdain died in June 2018, the outpouring of love from his fans around the world was momentous. The tributes spoke to his legacy: That the world is much smaller than we imagine and people are more alike than they are different. As Bourdain once said, “If I’m an advocate of anything, it’s to move…Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food.”
(…) These remembrances give us a glimpse of Bourdain’s widespread impact through his political and social commitments; his dedication to travel and eating well (and widely); and his love of the written word, along with his deep compassion, open-mindedness, and interest in lives different from his own.”
Bourdain died in June of last year, but the world hasn’t forgotten him. Not nearly.