It's been almost a year since the passing of multi-award winning tv personality and chef Anthony Bourdain. He was so much more than just one thing; he was more educator than simple travel show host, seeker of culinary adventures than "former chef", and highly respected by his peers and friends.
Some of those peers and friends contributed to a new tome about the late chef being published by ECCO, called "Anthony Bourdain Remembered". The book will contain photos and memories, as well as quotes from such notable persons as Former President Barack Obama (who shared beers with Tony over phô in Vietnam), fellow host and chef Eric Ripert (who discovered his friend's body during filming of an episode in the French alps), Questlove, and the humanitarian chef José Andrés.
Daniel Halpern, president and publisher of Ecco, told Peoplethat CNN originally created the book as a "keepsake" for Bourdain's daughter Ariane, and the estate later agreed to share the book publicly.
The official description for the book reads:
When Anthony Bourdain died in June 2018, the outpouring of love from his fans around the world was momentous. The tributes spoke to his legacy: That the world is much smaller than we imagine and people are more alike than they are different. As Bourdain once said, "If I'm an advocate of anything, it's to move…Walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food."
Anthony Bourdain Remembered brings together memories and anecdotes from fans reminiscing about Bourdain's unique achievements and his enduring effect on their lives as well as comments from chefs, journalists, filmmakers, musicians, and writers inspired by Tony including Barack Obama, Eric Ripert, Jill Filipovic, Ken Burns, Questlove, and José Andrés, among many others.
These remembrances give us a glimpse of Tony's widespread impact through his political and social commitments; his dedication to travel and eating well (and widely); and his love of the written word, along with his deep compassion, open-mindedness, and interest in lives different from his own.
Anthony Bourdain Remembered captures Tony's inimitable spirit and passion in the words of his devoted fans as well as some of his closest friends and colleagues.
President and Publisher of Ecco Daniel Halpern commented to People that CNN originally created the book as a "keepsake" for Ariane, and the estate agreed to share the book publicly.
"Anthony Bourdain's passing was a huge loss to us all and there isn't a day that goes by when we don't miss his singular presence. "Anthony Bourdain Remembered" reminds me of the joy that he brought to everyone who knew him or watched him on-air as he moved in his particular way around the globe. It is the perfect memento for those of us who, through his shows, came to know the others who inhabit our planet — and an homage to the world's most beloved traveler."
The book is available to pre order on Amazon now, with a May 28th 2019 planned release.