I’m a bit embarrassed to admit this: I never paid much attention to Anthony Bourdain.
To me, he was just another celebrity chef. But I spent the weekend loading up on his videos, his writing, obituaries, and I’ve clearly missed the point. It wasn’t about food. It was about informing people, stirring conversations, and even entertaining audiences — all important components of journalism. "He accepted that he didn’t already know everything, he assumed that he might screw up, he went into every encounter believing that people had something to teach him." How many journalists carry these same values in the field?