Each Friday I want to share with you a quote, some thougths, an image...something that talks to me and inspires me to seek positive change and be a better person everyday.
I am not going to lie: I haven't been as familiar with the work of Anthony Bourdain as so many around me who have mourned the chef's recent death and its heartful vision and understanding of food.
I had seen his face, probably on CNN, I had heard his voice, probably on a food and travel podcast somewhere. But I did not know how much he had touched a generation of foodies, travellers, backpackers and people around the world.
This week's Economist dedicates its obituary to chef Bourdain, and it's been a pleasure to read it. Not pleased obviously by the story of his addictions and life demons, but in terms of his culinary journey and discoveries.
And I especially wanted to share with you the last paragraph of the article, which I think means a lot:
"For good food was made with love, just as good as sex was.
To share it was to love one another."
Preparing and sharing a meal with your loved ones or with the ones you dislike. I have seen it at home, I have seen it with friends and strangers. I have seen it over Christmas, over Iftar, over baptisms and funerals. Preparing and sharing food with people around you is a glue for communities, a push for communications, an inspiration for peace.
So yes, now I get why he inspired so many, and why he will be missed by the same.