Journalism is an impeccable course to pursue but when one acquires a way to tell a story like no one ever does, then that there becomes the acme of skill. That is what Anthony Bourdain, is going to be remembered for in years to come. A story teller like no other.
When food is presented to you exquisitely, your appetite for food is instantly aroused. But when food is presented to you in such a way that you establish a rapport with it, then that right there is magical. Anthony Bourdain told the story of food in such a magical way, an art only he is renowned for. If you watched his series “Parts Unknown” on CNN, at the end of it, it looked like you were reminiscing over a successful relationship.
Bourdain in the year 2000, achieved celebrity status after the publication of his book “Kitchen Confidential.” A book that from the onset starts with Bourdain writing in his own handwriting, creating an aspect of confidentiality with his readers. The book is a blend of Culinary Adventures and Bourdain’s own personal touch on his career journey and in his life.
From a chef to an award winning journalist who rose to greater recognition after taking up” Parts Unknown” on CNN. The show was a combination of a travelogue, a part history lesson, and a part love letter for exotic foods. He was shooting the 12th season when he met his demise on Friday in his hotel room at the Le Chambard Hotel.
“If you think about who the audience is, and what their expectations might be, I think that’s the road to badness and mediocrity, “He told the AP. “You go out there and show the best story as the best you can. If it’s interesting to you, hopefully it’s interesting to others. If you don’t make Television like that, it’s pandering.”
At the age of 61, he still took tattoos, and remained very adventurous. Another tattoo, another remarkable experience was probably his mantra. He was still a cool guy in his sixties. If there is a take home from Anthony Bourdain, then it is living life and giving it your best. Or what would you take from a man who worked for 265 days a year?
CNN, confirmed his death saying that Bourdain was found unresponsive in his hotel room and that it was a suicide. Anthony Bourdain passed on, on Friday just three days after Kate Spade, another fashion and Business mogul took her own life.
May their souls rest in peace!
By Michelle WAHITO.