I don’t have the words to describe what we’ve lost in Anthony Bourdain. Instead, I thought I would share some things that I love about him. The first that comes to mind is his first visit to a Waffle House:
Bourdain: let’s talk about someone who could appreciate a Waffle House https://t.co/WwGvr94AMa
— kottke.org (@kottke) June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain describing Waffle House is the single-most important description of America that has ever been articulated. pic.twitter.com/Up2mF7yisX
— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) June 8, 2018
He had some beautiful words on Chicago, the city I love.
Anthony Bourdain on Chicago always stirs my heart: pic.twitter.com/2ZHJp67C1W
— Jenn (@jenndangerous) June 8, 2018
— Kevin Pang (@pang) May 1, 2016
And, of course, there’s the infamous New Yorker piece that led to Kitchen Confidential.
Anthony had a way of writing that was simultaneously eloquent and effective while avoiding snobbery and pretense.
“But when I find myself in a hole writing? I always go back to Elmore Leonard.”
(Same. Dutch always does the trick.)https://t.co/HhEfFzo3SO
— Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) November 27, 2017
“I think to a great extent, the reason “Kitchen Confidential” sounds like it does is I just did not have the luxury or the burden of a lot of time to sit around and contemplate the mysteries of the universe.”
—@Bourdain https://t.co/ShL4ksFKkX pic.twitter.com/u8SJpof1JR
— Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) June 11, 2018
He used his influence and stature for good, and ultimately that’s what I will remember the most about him. R.I.P.
Anthony Bourdain had one of the only shows on tv that tried with all its might to teach Americans not to be scared of other people.
— Allison F.🦉 (@ablington) June 8, 2018