Social media is a sad place for Canada’s culinary community today as chefs and eaters alike grieve the sudden death of Anthony Bourdain.
Bourdain championed Canadian cuisine and its chefs and his influence can be felt through kitchens and at dining tables across the country.
See how Canadian chefs are paying tribute to Anthony Bourdain today.
I hated his leg locks but fuck was he loyal and kind.
— Fred morin (@fredmadeit) June 8, 2018
I actually believe the world is worse off today with the passing of Anthony Bourdain. His way of telling story’s, his knowledge and passion for all things consumable was mesmerizing. I and few other Chef’s in Vancouver had a chance to meet and spend an evening with him many years ago, I’ve never forgotten that night, his charisma, his ease of meeting new people, making them feel welcome has stuck with me. In the last couple of years the world seems uneven and misguided – somehow he seemed to give balance after watching or reading his work. He is irreplaceable and we are worse off without him. @ericripert @cnn @cnntravel
This picture was taken after a long day of talking sexism in the restaurant industry. It was just before Christmas, and Tony, so generously, agreed to fly to Toronto for the day so we could talk. There’s so much great footage—as I’m sure you know, he’s infinitely watchable. He was my champion, when almost no other high profile dudes would be. He, by example, forced them to pay attention, even if they really didn’t want to. I’ll always be grateful for that. It meant not just a lot, but everything. I’m in shock and devastated, I don’t have the right words (or even the wrong ones). I’m so glad to have known him. I’m so glad for his incredible body of work, what couldn’t he do?? And well! No not just well, better than anybody else. I’m so sorry for his family, and warrior girlfriend Asia Argento, his friends and colleagues. What a terrible loss. We will not recover easily.
Like many chefs of my generation, Anthony Bourdain was one of my original influences. I read Kitchen Confidential when I was 17 and all I wanted was to be one of the tough as nails kitchen bitches he dedicated a whole section of his iconic book to. My cousin and I used to finish our homework as fast as we could on Thursdays to be able to watch a Cooks Tour. He made me want to travel the world and cook and he made me want to be a chef. Rest in Power Bourdain, you were a role model whether you wanted it or not. #icriedalittle
We are devastated to learn of the tragic passing of Anthony Bourdain today. He visited Vij’s for No Reservations in 2008, & it changed our lives. He was a passionate food lover, and a brilliant writer. Sending love & strength to his family. #RIPAnthonyBordain #SuicidePrevention pic.twitter.com/ticXk4sjDE
— Vij’s (@EatDrinkVijs) June 8, 2018
We were so pleased to host @anthonybourdain and @joebeefmtl when they visited #NL. Shocked and saddened to hear that Anthony has exited this world. Take this time to reflect on his body of work and the contribution he has made to the food and travel world. But then really reflect on how we need to have better ways to help and reach people who feel like taking themselves out of this world is the only answer to their questions and troubles. #rip