— Barrack Obama ? (@ObamaHitsBack) June 8, 2018
This one hurts. The thing I always appreciated about Bourdain’s shows, was that at first glance they seemed to be just another travel/food show, and then you watched it. It was bait and switch. The food always took a back seat to the people and cultures. He was always respectful to whatever country he was visiting and seemed to grow personally as he explored more of this crazy world which all of us share.
It meant a great deal to me when Bourdain wrote about this country's love of Mexican food, but not Mexico and its people: https://t.co/I7pz8qEe4r
— Tina Vasquez (@TheTinaVasquez) June 8, 2018
Last thing: nobody did a better job than Bourdain of showing that the world is made up of *people* and not cartoon Others. And once you internalize that, it becomes a million times harder to stomach this stupid, destructive, tribal, political thing we keep doing to each other.
— Bill Connelly (@SBN_BillC) June 8, 2018
I ate with Bourdain. Probably 2004. He was big even then but he took time to sit with me in Chinatown to talk “weird” food for a magazine piece I was writing. He taught me that our “weird” is the world’s delicious. We ate chicken feet. The afternoon vibrated with life. RIP
— John Hodgman (@hodgman) June 8, 2018
Thing about #Bourdain was he didn't look down on foreign places he visited & their ‘quaintness/backwardness/insert-usual-derogatory adjective.' He dived in, hungry to experience. His wasn’t the Orientalist gaze. He saw humanity (& food) everywhere, and connected with it. RIP
— Rania Abouzeid (@Raniaab) June 8, 2018