“He taught us about food …To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We’ll miss him.”

Anthony Michael Bourdain, June 25, 1956 — June 8, 2018.

He was considered one of the most influential chefs in the world by many commentators.

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The sweetest tributes from Anthony Bourdain’s fans. — CNN

He taught so many of us what it mans to be open-minded, how to be curious.   –Oliver

He was the first chef to show me it’s equally as good to eat a $2 Cuban Sandwich from a lunch truck with one slim napkin as it is to eat at a 5-star restaurant from a menu you cannot pronounce.  –Julie

In all, I have clocked at least 80 trips to HKG, almost 2 million miles of air travel, and visited 22 countries since I met him.  –Paul

He was someone that never look for the sparking diamond but he always found emeralds and rubies.  –Tonya

Miniature exhibit of Hong Kong during 60s, Tokyo, Japan

Tony was an integral part of my life, my personality, my witty one liners that I stole from him. Rest in peace Tony!  –London, UK

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Before I was able to see so many places and people around the world with my own eyes, I saw them through his.  –Neville

I internalized him a long time ago. A voice in my head that encourages me to get out of my comfort zone, go a little further off the beaten path, and to try something new and different. I think of Tony like a friend.   –Neville

He shared important life-lessons and expanded our world views without being judgmental or critical of others.  — Kate

Miniature exhibit of Hong Kong during the 60s, Tokyo, Japan

He was as great a philosopher as he was a chef.  And like all great philosophers, as he taught himself, he taught us.  –Bruce

He reminded us that the universe was small and we should get out and explore, and get lost, ask questions, and share a meal with a stranger.
He gave us permission to live and love unapologetically.  –Jodi

Miniature exhibit of Hong Kong during the 60s, Tokyo, Japan

Tony, I’ll miss you my friend!! I hope to sit at your table, take food and conversation with you in the next world!  –Matt

He will continue to be seen and presented, in my mind, in every kitchen I will find myself in.   –Jeff

He educated us that we all have commonalities that we should spend more time focusing on, preferably over a good meal and beer.  –Alison

I have never shed a tear for a celebrity but I did today… There was soul and heart in his reporting and it was made fun because the starting point was food.  –?

He taught me to get off the eaten beaten path and venture out of my comfort zone. He taught me it will be ok.  –Kathleen

Mr. Bourdain brought the world into our homes.  His experiences became our experiences.  — Diane

Whether he was eating with Obama or with regular patrons on a food truck in places I never knew existed, he was able to make us dream of a more humane, sensitive world where everyone was special and was treated with dignity and respect.  –Olivo

Miniature exhibit of Hong Kong during the 60s, Tokyo, Japan

“Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.” This is how I’ll remember Tony. He taught us about food — but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We’ll miss him.  — President Obama

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Mr. Bourdain taught me to enjoy food through cooking and embrace cultures through food. We will miss you.

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