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Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 8, 2018 - 05:49am PT
The man was the best story teller, suicide at 61

https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/06/08/us/anthony-bourdain-obit/index.html
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Jun 8, 2018 - 05:54am PT
Wow, terrible news. These things occur in groups. Spade, Bourdain...
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA/Joshua Tree
Jun 8, 2018 - 06:31am PT
Such a brilliant storyteller. Loved his shows that took us all over the world. Heartbreaking that he took his own life. He seemed so happy with Asia Argento and his new life committed to health and wellness through jiu jitsu. You just never know. How awful for pal Eric Eipert who found his body. How does one get past something like this?

His The Layover episode in San Fran is one for the ages. Same with Rome.
rincon

climber
Coarsegold
Jun 8, 2018 - 06:33am PT
Very sad.

T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jun 8, 2018 - 07:06am PT
Sorry to hear this,
I really enjoyed his shows.
RIP Tony
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Jun 8, 2018 - 07:37am PT
Poor Anthony. All the world wanted a bite of him. He fed us all till there was nothing left of himself.

DMT
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Riverkern Annex)
Jun 8, 2018 - 07:44am PT
NOOOOOOOOOOOO Reservation......


See you on the other side
Credit: mooch
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jun 8, 2018 - 07:46am PT
Iím not usually one for celebrity death posts, but Anthony did resonate with me as a philosopher of food and life. May we all find enough joy in our existence and passions to carry us forward!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 8, 2018 - 07:55am PT
He had a lot of soul and found the words to express it, but he also seemed a tortured soul.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Jun 8, 2018 - 08:46am PT
I took a walk in this beautiful world.
Felt the rain on my shoulders.
I took a walk in this beautiful world.
Felt the rain getting colder.

RIP American original.
Roughster

Sport climber
Vacaville, CA
Jun 8, 2018 - 08:49am PT
Super bummed :(
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Mill Valley, Ca
Jun 8, 2018 - 08:53am PT
Very sad. By all appearances he had the best job in the world. Goes to show how little we know about depression - if reports of suicide are true.

The Toronado beer bar in Lower Haight of SF still has the glass he drank from on display from when he did part of a segment there several years ago. It was midday on a Tuesday, and in one of the cuts he looks around the crowded bar and asks: "Does anyone here have a job"?

RIP
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jun 8, 2018 - 08:54am PT
Iím not usually one for celebrity death posts, but Anthony did resonate with me as a philosopher of food and life.

Same here. I thought his commentary in his shows was poignant and honest. It was well known he had a troubled past but he never seemed to me like one to off himself.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jun 8, 2018 - 09:17am PT

The rock star of gastronomy...
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 8, 2018 - 09:18am PT
I have an email half written to him inviting him to SushiFest. Aya had offered to have her brother forward it. Figured I had a 50:50 shot of him accepting.

Thanks for that story, HK.

So sad at hearing this news...
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jun 8, 2018 - 09:22am PT
^^ I bet he would have come, if his schedule allowed.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Jun 8, 2018 - 09:25am PT
If you haven't read his book "Kitchen Confidential" now is the time to do so.

RIP.
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Jun 8, 2018 - 09:36am PT
What ksolem wrote.
I read Kitchen Confidential and Cook's Tour years ago - lots of fun.
A great writer, funny, loved his irreverent ways. He seemed like a genuinely cool guy in an industry full of a lot of pretentiousness. The original bad-boy chef, before all these bozos showed up in their chambray shirts and stupid tattoos.

And he plugged one of my fave restaurants in Montreal on his show!

originalpmac

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
Jun 8, 2018 - 09:38am PT
Terrible. Kitchen Confidential is a modern classic. Must read for anyone in the food and beverage biz.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Jun 8, 2018 - 09:51am PT
No offense to the vegetarians and vegans among us, but this is vintage Bourdain.

But we shouldn't expect anything different from the Vegan Menace. After all, the dietary part of it is only a front for the underlying ideology which, to sum it up, is essentially the hating of humanity for being human.

Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter-faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn.

To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.
Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food. The body, these waterheads imagine, is a temple that should not be polluted by animal protein. It's healthier, they insist, though every vegetarian waiter I've worked with is brought down by any rumor of a cold.

    Anthony Bourdain
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