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Book Group: In Memoriam Anthony Bourdain, 1956–2018
September 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
For this Book Group meeting, we will commemorate Anthony Bourdain, 1956–2018, by discussing some of his writings, and a few obituaries. At our Book Group session, we will watch some of the work he did for television.
Please prepare a dish using a Bourdain recipe or otherwise inspired by him.
Reading suggestions (thank you for the helpful input, Peg)
Reading by Anthony Bourdain
• Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.
• A Cook’s Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal.
•The Nasty Bits.
• No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach.
• Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook.
To prepare: I suggest you pick one and find a passage or story in it that you can talk about.
Reading about Anthony Bourdain
Collier Meyerson, Elias Rodriques, The Church of Food, On Anthony Bourdain, 1956–2018. n+1, June 12, 2018.
Arun Gupta, Anthony Bourdain (1956–2018), Jacobin, June 11, 2018
Alison Alkon, Anthony Bourdain, America’s gastrodiplomat. New Food Economy, June 12th, 2018
Niraj Chokshi, ‘Tony Was a Symphony’: Friends and Fans Remember Anthony Bourdain. New York Times, June 8, 2018
Patrick Radden Keefe, Anthony Bourdain’s Moveable Feast. New Yorker, February 13 & 20, 2017 Issue
To prepare: Pick one or more and have something to share about it.
What to watch during our session
A list from which to choose: Anthony Bourdain Awards IMDb