To say that Anthony Bourdain changed the way we think about food is an understatement. In a world where food is often treated as a status symbol, where the wealthy and elite indulge in hard to source, premium ingredients prepared by some of the world’s most skillful chefs, Bourdain’s unpretentious outlook on the food world was a great equalizer.

Through his writing and television shows, Bourdain celebrated the everyday foods that fueled average people around the world. While food writers and journalists were scoping out new dining trends and following the movements of celebrity chefs, Bourdain was drinking soju with locals in South Korea, feasting on deep-fried fish and chips at a family owned joint that’s been open in Scotland since 1918, and dining with Bill Murray while discussing the importance of southern food heritage in Charleston, South Carolina.

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