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Remembering Anthony Bourdain, 1956 - 2018

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Kitchen Confidental got me into food, and The Les Halles Cookbook was my first cookbook. You see, I was a just-moved-out-of-home student with pretty much same autistic kid's palate I'd had since forever, and something about his writing convinced me it was okay to try anything. There might be a dozen cookbooks I have a deep love for, but Bourdain's wriitng holds a place in my heart that the Joe Beef book and etc never will.


When I was out the other night there was a special on offer -- pig's trotter stuffed with cotechino. It seemed fitting.

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It's interesting how we each react differently.

I don't feel I'll be able to open one of his books, re-watch one of his shows or watch him being interviewed, for quite some time.

But I will, eventually. :(


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I had been rereading a kindle version of Kitchen Confidential, a bit at a time, over the last month and am about half-way through it. Don’t know when I will be able to continue.

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I watched a lot of The Travel Channel marathon and some on CNN yesterday.  Had to make myself stop, it was heartbreaking.  

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A few hours ago, I went to Les Halles (15 John Street, NYC) with friends to see if it's still in business for lunchbourdain.thumb.JPG.eedb53c60e5607662a613df27832826d.JPG.

 

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Les Halles hasn't been in business in a long time - at least a year.

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Yea, Les Halles closed over two years ago. I’m a bit surprised they still have their signage up. 

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Here's a photo of Les Halles in Tokyo. I wanted to take pictures of our dinner but the people I was with were uncomfortable about it, so, it's the only photo I have. Sorry, not incredibly exciting.

 

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On 6/11/2018 at 3:16 PM, ChrisTaylor said:

Kitchen Confidental got me into food, and The Les Halles Cookbook was my first cookbook. You see, I was a just-moved-out-of-home student with pretty much same autistic kid's palate I'd had since forever, and something about his writing convinced me it was okay to try anything. There might be a dozen cookbooks I have a deep love for, but Bourdain's wriitng holds a place in my heart that the Joe Beef book and etc never will.


When I was out the other night there was a special on offer -- pig's trotter stuffed with cotechino. It seemed fitting.

 

You have certainly made up for lost time. :P

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@dcarch you said you’ve eaten at Bourdain’s restaurants. I missing something? AFAIK his only true executive chef job was Les Halles decades ago and the restaurant in NYC closed in March 2016. 

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3 hours ago, MetsFan5 said:

@dcarch you said you’ve eaten at Bourdain’s restaurants. I missing something? AFAIK his only true executive chef job was Les Halles decades ago and the restaurant in NYC closed in March 2016. 

 

Sometime ago, I had business meetings at One Seaport plaza, 100 William St and and 116 John St. Every time going from the subway to the buildings, I passed by Les Halles (15 John St.). A few times had lunch and dinner with clients and friends there.

 

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This evening I've been assembling choucroute garnie. Total coincidence, but Iggy Pop's Lust for Life is playing in the background. Seems about right.

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