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Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Emotional Anderson Cooper Tears Up While Remembering Anthony Bourdain

Emotional Anderson Cooper Tears Up While Remembering Anthony Bourdain

Bourdain, the host of "Parts Unknown" and "No Reservations", was found dead in a hotel room in France on Friday.

Bourdain's culinary passions went far beyond the cuisine he put on a plate.

The former US President - who famously appeared on Bourdain's show "Parts Unknown" in 2016 - has taken to social media to hail the influence of the celebrity chef, who committed suicide in a hotel in France, where he's been shooting scenes for his programme.

Before he got into television, he worked as a chef at the NY restaurant.

"Some, of course, like to claim that Mexicans are stealing American jobs", Bourdain said in 2014. "If John or my doctor never reached out, I would have never even known".

As a result of these findings, his agency wants to close the case and get Bourdain's body returned to the U.S.

Bourdain's death by suicide shocked viewers around the world.

And, with that, it's probably safe to say that Obama spoke for all of us.

Julian Medina, the owner of eight Mexican restaurants in NY, said he and Bourdain crossed paths a few times at industry events. "That's my first recollection of him", Saby says.

He kept in touch with Bourdain after his release, he said.

Bourdain and Ripert had also eaten breakfast together each morning, again at the Winstub's big, distressed-wood tables.

Karen Reynolds, director of CNN PR and Bourdain's longtime publicist the show, told People that Bourdain acted "giddy" when she worked with him last week.

Anthony Bourdain is being mourned, of course, by fellow chefs and foodies for his sardonic exposés about what really happens in the kitchens of some of America's best restaurants. Three days before his death, chef Alexis Schonstein posted on Instagram a photo of the star with staff at the eatery, writing, "Very nice memory!"

The Bun Cha Huong Lien restaurant in the Vietnamese capital's leafy Old Quarter soared to fame after the 2016 sit-down between Obama and Bourdain for the latter's CNN show.

"It's impossible from the outside to every fully know what goes on in someone else's heart or in their head", Cooper said.

Occasionally, Bourdain's penchant to spotlight minorities attracted a backlash. While there, he wrote an essay on the behind-the-scenes of the restaurant world, which led to the memoir "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly", turning him into a celebrity chef.

Latinos weren't the only minority group that embraced Bourdain.

While in New York, Ms Hagerty met with the chef and a year later, published 100 of her reviews in a book that Bourdain edited. "We were able to grow our business and provide great food for our guests, and opportunities for our employees", Wang said in a Facebook post. In 2015, Wang had the chance to relay his gratitude in person.

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