Anthony Bourdain in his 1980 SoHo Kitchen – “Yes, Anthony Bourdain Really is That Cool – A Close Encounter with a Food Rock Star. Chest Baring Included” – James Brock
“Food may not be the answer to world peace, but it’s a start.” – AB #enthusiast
It’s been less than two weeks since Chef Anthony Bourdain left this world and, to tell ya the truth, we are still reeling. Some part of us realizes that we did not know him personally, so we should not be this upset and the realization of how much harder this must be for those who truly knew him. Yet, here we are – trying to put into words how much Mr.Bourdain influenced our lives.
Mr. Bourdain’s unique, cynical and witty voice shaped my early understanding of food and travel. His commitment to not just see the world, but to experience it in food shaped us into the foodies we are today.
His powerful and sometimes haunting voice kept us company over the last decade and kept us inspired about what was happening in kitchens across the world. His adventures were not always glamorous, but they were always honest. In his honesty, we think, we are able to see his truest form; one of kindness and compassion.
His fearless pursuit of the ‘UNKNOWN’ always left us (tv watchers/book readers) wanting not only to travel with him but also wanting to start on our own adventures.
So WE did.
“Without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, and moribund.” — Anthony Bourdain
Here at Cajun DaVinci, we are enthusiasts, travelers, dreamers and always willing to experiment. Mr. Bourdain’s spirit lives inside of us – feeding the passion for cultural understanding and food appreciation. As a testament to his life, we promise to never be static, repetitive or moribund. We will craft our lives and our business to foster vitality and innovation – in your honor, sir.
Rest in peace, kind Chef – you will be missed.
Rhonda and Ray