Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Anthony Bourdain: Vietnam noodle bar owner's shock at chef's death

Anthony Bourdain: Vietnam noodle bar owner's shock at chef's death

"I will not waste anybody's time with expressions of shock, surprise, or personal upset, beyond saying that I am ashamed that I was clearly not the kind of person that women friends who knew - and had stories to tell - felt comfortable confiding in", Bourdain wrote in a piece for Medium.

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room on Friday. "Maybe he went out and ate somewhere else, we said, but we didn't think much of it". "Success beyond his wildest dreams. Money beyond his wildest dreams", she continued.

It was the start of his second act.

And while Schroeder may not have known much about Bourdain beforehand, he realized the day Bourdain came to his restaurant that he was in the presence of a culinary superstar.

Bourdain apparently took his own life last week while in France filming an episode of his CNN series Parts Unknown near Strasbourg.

"It is the whole family of French gastronomy that joins me, to renew our deep friendship to our bereaved American brothers", he added.

Anthony Bourdain had no qualms about addressing his past
Anthony Bourdain had no qualms about addressing his past

So a long distance relationship worked between Bourdain and Argento. His huge hit show, "Parts Unknown" ran on CNN from 2013 and until his death. "I may have even been a bit intimidated by him before that". I had put myself in a very dark place and behaved recklessly in the not-too-subconscious hope that something awful would happen. Thank you for making food so exciting.

Tweeting her article in October a year ago, Bourdain addressed his girlfriend and her allegations at the once-powerful Hollywood producer. "I enjoy my food and presenting 'Parts Unknown.' I have the best job in the world".

"In honor of his memory and all of those dear people who left us all too early, and in taking whatever action we can to prevent s‌‌‌uicide in the USA, Xi'an Famous Foods will be donating 100% of our net sales on June 8, 2018, from all of our stores, to the National S‌‌‌uicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK".

One of Bourdain's ex-girlfriends, the journalist and author Paula Froelich posted an Instagram post honoring his memory once the news broke. He also was committed to the immigrant workers in his and other kitchens throughout the restaurant industry.

"Taking a cue from Bourdain's 2016 tweet when he shared a similar photo of their rendezvous at the restaurant Bun cha Huong Lien, Obama wrote, "'Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.' This is how I'll remember Tony".

Like this: