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.

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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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