At a fashion show, Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade remembered
- Author: Marlene Weaver Jun 11, 2018,
Jun 11, 2018, 0:27
During the show, Bourdain puts on tefillin by the Western Wall, takes a walking tour of the Old City with famed global chef Yotam Ottolenghi, eats a meal with an American-born settler, chats with members of the first all-Palestinian race auto team in Ramallah, and eats fire-roasted watermelon and other Palestinian foods in Gaza.
'(Bourdain) was a nice, friendly and folksy person. "I'm there talking about local cuisine, and that means I'm shoveling food into my face. that a lot of those people can't afford", he said.
In a 2013 episode of his show, Bourdain took viewers to Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West Bank.
CNN, which aired the series, reported that the cause of his death was suicide.
According to the authorities in France, they don't expect that anyone had anything to do with Anthony Bourdain's death. They placed printouts of his pictures outside, along with messages and the hotline for a suicide prevention network.
"You can't judge a book by it's cover people always look so much more happy, and you don't know what's going on with people's lives", said Rebecca Valcourt of Westfield.
Others said he changed the way some of the most marginalized countries are viewed. "You brought people together", another note said.
Bourdain lived in Manhattan, not far from CNN's studio. I think we're both relieved by the fact that we both respect each other's work. "Cannabis, methaqualone, cocaine, LSD, psilocybin mushrooms soaked in honey and used to sweeten tea, secobarbital, tuinal, amphetamine, codeine and, increasingly, heroin, which we'd send a Spanish-speaking busboy over to Alphabet City to get", he wrote, referring to his time cooking in a New York City restaurant in the 1980s. In his acceptance speech, made by video, Bourdain said, "The world has visited many awful things on the Palestinian people, none more shameful than robbing them of their basic humanity".
Bourdain was a gifted storyteller who wrote eight books.
The suicide rate in the United States keeps climbing, it's up by 25 percent since 1999.
If you or anyone you may know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or behavior, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1800-273-8255 [1-800-273-TALK] or the Westchester Crisis Prevention and Response Team at 914-925-5959, or you can call 911.