15 memorable Anthony Bourdain quotes that show why the celebrity chef and author was so beloved

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  • Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died Friday in France at the age of 61.
  • Known as the former executive chef of the now-closed Brasserie Les Halles, the host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” and the author of “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly,” Bourdain had a love for travel and food.
  • Bourdain also had a way with words – his memorable and colourful quotes touched the lives of those he met and those he never knew.

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead in France Friday morning of what his employer CNN described as a suicide. He was 61.

Bourdain was the former executive chef of the now-closed Brasserie Les Halles, the host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown” and the author of “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.” He was equally as famous for his colourful remarks on everything from success and spontaneity to food and sex.

His quotes helped bring his adventures, experience, and wisdom into homes all over the world. As his girlfriend Asia Argento said in a statement released on Twitter, “His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many.”

Here are some of Bourdain’s most memorable advice, quotes, and quips that show why he was so beloved.


On trying new things

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Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook” by Anthony Bourdain


On the meaning of food

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BookPage


On a quick fix

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CNN


On sex

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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly” by Anthony Bourdain


On looking for the unexpected

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MONEY


On success

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GoodReads


On being different

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Powell’s


On embracing unpredictability

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The Independent


On character

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NBC News


On travelling

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Thrillist


On desires

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GoodReads


On cheese

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Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook” by Anthony Bourdain


On human kindness

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MONEY


On taking the journey

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A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines” by Anthony Bourdain


On enlightenment

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Source:Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations


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