Remembering Anthony Bourdain: Chef, Traveler, Storyteller

Italy-Venice-Food-Photography-TomatoToday, I’m remembering Anthony Bourdain and his unique ability to connect  with people and culture through the lens of food. Connecting is something that I think many people in my WordPress family aim to do; we search for deeper understanding, commonality, and connection.

The travel memories I hold most dear take place around the dinner table; they involve the sharing of food and the swapping of stories with others. It leads to deeper understanding and formed friendships. Today I’m remembering Anthony Bourdain- an inspiration for us to explore the world while remembering our place in it.


Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind. -Anthony Bourdain

I’m grateful for Georgian friends that helped me find the not-too-sweet red wine in Tbilisi, the Turkish friends who showed me the best baklava in Ankara, and the Azeri friends who drove me across town so I could try the best traditional breakfast food. I’ve taken so these memories- and so many more- with me. I just hope that I’ve left behind something good.

————What memories do you have that involve travel and food?————


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