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:

He had some beautiful words on Chicago, the city I love.

Eater also has a great write-up on Bourdain’s thoughts on Chicago.

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.

He used his influence and stature for good, and ultimately that’s what I will remember the most about him. R.I.P.