Anthony Bourdain, the stalwart food adventurer, and storyteller left us too soon, leaving behind a melancholic void in the food world. Today on the occasion of his birth anniversary we join the global food fraternity in observing Bourdain Day which has been deemed by his dear friends Eric Repert and Jose Andres as an occasion for all his friends and fans to come together with stories and anecdotes in order to keep his memory alive. It’s a mixed feeling for all his admirers as on the one hand, his epic repertoire is a celebratory thing, a blessing while on the other the realization of his absence is a desolate void.
Delhi Food Walks shares a similar passion that is reinstated by one of his philosophies as reflected in his quote - “It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn.” This one and many others keep infusing perpetual direction to our endeavors.
Bourdain was an inquisitive and open-minded foodie beyond measure, who spent much of his public life seeking out the most unlikely of delicious foods. We admire the way he was ever curious to meet the creators behind those dishes. His talent and his intellect never ceased to amaze us and we do miss him very much. We can’t forget that he brought the world into our homes and inspired many like us to explore cultures and cities through their food.
Even though we didn’t know him personally we truly love and admire him for his manner, openness, and wonderful ways of seeing, loving, and respecting the world and its beautiful diverse cultures.
This special video featuring the essence and wayfaring spirit of Delhi Food Walks is a humble tribute to the epic legacy of this master food raconteur. Come and be a part of this remembrance effort for somebody has rightly said that remembering is a form of meeting. Tony, you will always be the lodestar of our journey.