Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

Lafayette restaurant to host vigil Sunday for celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain

Lafayette restaurant to host vigil Sunday for celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain

The chef, global traveler and author, whose popularity grew with his CNN series "Parts Unknown", often was the first to tip his hat to his employees from Central America or Mexico.

'Suddenly I look at the hamburger and I find myself in a spiral of depression that can last for days'.

"He praised our bun cha dish and its fish-sauce broth, he loved Vietnamese food", she said.

"The Latino community was very important to him because in the kitchens of NY there are many Latinos", Medina said.

"He said he came to realise that what I do is a reflection of how people eat", she said.

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In his 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly - the book that would propel him to fame - Bourdain spoke about using cocaine, heroin, LSD, weed and mushrooms.

The circumstances of Bourdain's death has led authorities "to suspect that not much preparation and premeditation went into the act, and leads us more in the direction of an impulsive act", the prosecutor said. "As any chef will tell you, our entire service economy-the restaurant business as we know it-in most American cities, would collapse overnight without Mexican workers". He watched the show and even considered himself to be a "fan".

Bourdain, who hosted CNN's "Parts Unknown", was found dead in his hotel room Friday. "But no, I'm quite sure I can't".

"It's obviously hard on all of us. He made me laugh the whole time". In 2007, Bourdain endorsed the Wangs' basement food stall, which served lamb noodle soup with hand-ripped noodles on "No Reservations". I really can't talk about him.He was brilliant and sharp and amusing.

Anthony leaves behind daughter, Ariane, 11, and girlfriend Asia Argento, following two past marriages.

"Lakshmi also went on to say that while she's met many people in the entertainment industry, including writers and chefs, she didn't know a lot of people like Tony". He really moved me. Bourdan and Ripert, who has appeared on the show a few times, rode a tandem bicycle together.

Anthony Bourdain's death left an inimitable gap - not only in the culinary world but all across the globe too - where he advocated for the marginalised and highlighted the diversity in every cuisine.

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