The man, the myth, the legend, Anthony Bourdain. It’s hard to believe that it has been two years since his departure from this world, but the chef, writer and television personality has one last book that is set to release this year. He was working on his final book in 2018 and in his final interview he said about travel:
“I much prefer people who just showed up in Paris and found their own way without any particular itinerary, who left themselves open to things happening. To mistakes … because that’s the most important part of travel.”
“My happiest moments on the road are always off-camera, generally with my crew, coming back from shooting a scene and finding ourselves in this sort of absurdly beautiful moment, you know, laying on a flatbed on those things that go on the railroad track, with a putt-putt motor, goin’ across like, the rice paddies in Cambodia with headphones on … this is luxury, because I could never have imagined having the freedom or the ability to find myself in such a place, looking at such things.
“To sit alone or with a few friends, half-drunk under a full moon, you just understand how lucky you are; it’s a story you can’t tell. It’s a story you almost by definition, can’t share. I’ve learned in real-time to look at those things and realise: I just had a really good moment.”You can pre-order the book here. It is set to release this fall.