Anthony Bordain

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    I'm watching some of the "No Reservations" episodes. I think he was pretty awesome. He got down to the nitty gritty of the places he was featuring- be it good or bad.
     
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    I used to love watching No Reservations. I loved his passion for food.

    They were showing some episodes of his last series Parts Unknown that were finished off after his death. I couldn't watch them as it was making me sad. Maybe one day...

    Such a waste of life.
     
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    Suicide is hard to understand...and that's about all I can say about it.
     
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    I might not say "waste of life". He got more out of his than 99.9 percent on this planet (and maybe more).
     
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    It's not my intention to turn this into a suicide thread.

    So having said that, What is your favourite episode of No Reservation? I think mine is "Colombia" one from Season 4
     
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    I never knew chefs were so rock and roll till I discovered Anthony bordain

    I really want to read the book he wrote about all the hardcore stuff that used to go on in the kitchens he worked in
     
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    Still watching. I just watched the Kurdistan episode. Amazing!

    I watched the Cambodia episode the other night. Also amazing!
     
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    I think I came late to watching A.B.....I absolutely love his shows....loved his mind and his sense of adventure and humour...but after I learned of his suicide watching episodes fill me with sadness....and maybe some sense of despair as well for some reason. Yeah, it sucks.
     
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    I've been watching the parts unknown series as well....

    I like his take on places... and don't get drawn into any sadness about AB...

    He's alive on the shows...;)
     
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    Bourdain

    I think Parts Unknown episodes can feel heavier, but maybe that’s just something we throw on them, knowing where they were leading.

    But everything he shot or wrote is worth checking out.
     
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    Check out his book Kitchen Confidential too. A restaurant kitchen is like a parallel universe...
     
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    I thought he was great.
    I really enjoyed all his shows.
    He was just a year older than me, and I admired his passion, energy, skill, and adventurousness.
    Like Robin Williams and Tom Petty, I actually miss him.
    He was truly exceptional.
     
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    In my favorite episode of Parts Unknown, he visited Louisiana and it was epic. His hosts asked if he wanted to shoot the pig, and he didn’t hesitate. His willingness to immerse himself in different cultures was exceptional.
     
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    took me a long time to be able to watch any AB.very sad.
     
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    I love the Montana episode from season 7. It hit me in so many directions plus ignited a passion of starting to read Jim Harrison books.
     
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    I really enjoy his show and have for years.
    He did two here in Louisiana. They wound up being my first and last place finishers.

    My favorite episode ever was the one they did on the backyard boucherie around Opelousas.

    My least favorite was the Cajun Mardi gras.
     
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    I met him once. He told me to "enjoy every sandwhich", then explained how hearing that advice once himself profoundly affected him.
     
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    Bourdain put life in perspective . . . R.I.P.
     
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    I find the best way to deal with a person's legacy and to feel right with it is imagine if they were on your shoulder saying their opinion. That guy would LOVE to think people still enjoyed his shows guilt free

    I knew a few suicides. One guy told me it was like saying you yourself would never jump from a building, not realising you would if it were on fire and you were slowly in agony when you knew it was a 2 second jump

    Made me think when he said it
     
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    Anthony Bourdain was an original and very interesting person. Miss him.
     
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