On 31 May, two prolific chefs, Eric Ripert and José Andres, went on Instagram to declare that 25 June would hereby be known as Bourdain Day. That day will remain an anniversary to celebrate the life and boundless legacy left by Anthony Bourdain, who tragically took his life last year.
So significant is Bourdain’s legacy in all facets of culinary culture that people are still brimming with ways to remember the charming multi-hyphenate. The latest of these tributes is Anthony Bourdain Remembered, a book created by CNN that immortalises the chef, his travels, and his encounters with his friends across the globe.
Anthony Bourdain Remembered was initially meant to be a private memoir for Bourdain’s daughter, Ariane. His estate, however, has decided to share the compendium with the world, so we may recapture Bourdain with eyes as fresh as the perspectives he taught us all to embrace when it came to food and travel.
The book is spliced with never-seen-before images and quotes from those who have encountered Bourdain throughout his lifetime, including the likes of former American president Barack Obama, bestselling cookbook author Yottam Ottolenghi, and celebrity French chef Jacques Pépin.
Take a look at some of the priceless moments and quotes found in the book.
Anthony Bourdain Remembered is available here.
IMAGES: David Scott Holloway, CNN