Anthony Bourdain was a celebrity chef, restauranteur, journalist, television personality, social activist, and author of the trailblazing bestseller Kitchen Confidential and other works of fiction and nonfication. He died in 2018. Helen Rosner is food correspondent for The New Yorker and a James Beard award-winner for personal essay.
PRAISE FOR ANTHONY BOURDAIN: 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. -- Barack Obama I loved his joie de vivre. I loved that he loved to go to a foreign place and eat whatever they were eating, and that he would go into people's kitchens and see what mom was making at home or what grandma or dad was cooking at home. He was very curious. I really admired his enthusiasm. -- Ina Garten I watched his show when I was in space. It made me feel more connected to the planet, its people and cultures and made my time there more palatable. He inspired me to see the world up close. -- Scott Kelly, NASA astronaut