Barack Obama pays tribute to celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain

11 June, 2018, 12:35 | Author: Kristine Mills
  • Anthony Bourdain, Chef And TV Personality, Dead At 61

THE owner of a Hanoi noodle shop where Anthony Bourdain slurped down "bun cha" with former U.S. president Barack Obama expressed her shock and sorrow today over the death of the globetrotting celebrity chef.

"When I moved to NY, I always told people if there's one person I wanted to cross paths with, it's Anthony Bourdain", she said.

Bourdain became an outspoken advocate for the #MeToo movement after Argento revealed she had been sexually assaulted by the movie producer Harvey Weinstein. "Money beyond his wildest dreams", she continued.

She said that her son "had been in a dark mood these past couple of days".

The famed cook, writer and host of the CNN series "Parts Unknown" killed himself Friday in a luxury hotel in the ancient village of Kaysersberg, Christian de Rocquigny, the prosecutor of Colmar in France's eastern Alsace region, told The Associated Press in a phone interview.

He flew her to New York City, where they had coffee.

If you are anxious about your or someone else's mental health, the best place to get help is your GP or local mental health provider. Thank you for everything you have done for us and the world that watches you, from opening up our eyes to many different culinary foods in the world to even our own states.

He met his actress girlfriend Asia Argento when they shot an episode of his show Parts Unknown shortly after breaking things off with his wife Busia.

Bourdain had also previously been open about his past struggles with drugs and spoke of being a recovering heroin addict.

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And while Schroeder may not have known much about Bourdain beforehand, he realized the day Bourdain came to his restaurant that he was in the presence of a culinary superstar.

And a source told People that Bourdain had a taxing work schedule as he filmed "Parts Unknown" in the months before his death.

Bourdain's last Instagram post is a photo of the meal, which he described as a "light lunch".

As for Africa, Bourdain declared the continent, "one of the best arguments for travel I can think of", and lauded its ability to exist as a "functioning multicultural, multilingual, extraordinarily TOLERANT society".

"I am proud and honoured to know you".

Bourdain's loss will no doubt be felt heavily by the people he inspired, and who loved his contributions in the realm of culture. "We smell of smoked salmon and garlic, we have beef fat under our fingernails, we stay out late, drink too much, are never home and when we are home are comotose (sic), distracted and unpleasant". "You can get a master's in diplomacy, but that doesn't mean anything until you go out and engage with people".

"I was surprised and sad when I heard about (Bourdain's) death", Nguyen Thi Nga, co-owner of Bun Cha Huong Lien, told AFP.

The chef was loved by people all over the world. "We'll miss him", Obama tweeted.

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