CNN pays touching tribute to Anthony Bourdain’s love for the Philippines
The late Anthony Bourdain will always hold a special place in the hearts of Filipinos because he showed great love and appreciation for Filipino food and culture in all of the times that he paid a visit to the country.
CNN correspondent Eric Atienza recently wrote an article that pays tribute to Bourdain’s deep and abiding love for our country which highlighted how the chef, traveler, writer and television host appreciated Filipino food for its rich flavor and history and not merely as a “fear factor” challenge.
Atienza also highlighted Bourdain’s genuine effort to connect with the Filipinos and understand what drives them to become the people that they are, not just because he was doing a feature on his television show but rather because he wanted to reach out to communities not just through the sharing of food but through the sharing of life stories.
Atienza lauded Bourdain’s humanity and his mission and the legacy that he left for his successors in the food and entertainment industry. (ANGEL ONG)