RIP Anthony Bourdain, 1956 – 2018

We didn’t know Tony well, but were fortunate to work with him twice—when he traveled to Charleston for his show, and also at a film festival in Florida. Insatiably curious, generous with his time and attention, humble and respectful, he was such a fun and inspiring person to be around, and he influenced us in so many ways. We can’t imagine how sad this loss must be for his close family and friends; we’re trying our best to channel our own sadness into action and resolve—to provide a platform, whenever possible, for the most diverse array of voices to tell deeper, better stories about food and culture. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 1-800-273-8255; you can also text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741. People are standing by, ready to help without judgment.