CNN'S ANTHONY BOURDAIN DEAD AT AGE 61

米人気シェフ、アンソニー・ボーデインさんが自殺 61歳


CNNの仕事がきつかったんじゃないのか?
CNNは電通と同じような社風かもしれんなぁ。

ボーデイン氏の「食文化を通して世界を知る」と言う考えと、CNNの方針に食い違いが生じたかもしれない。

たとえばこうだ。日本に取材に行ったとしよう。
CNN「おい、日本に行ったら、見た目に美しい和風料理だけを撮影してくるんだぞ。隣に並んでいるぼろ家は撮影するんじゃないぞ!」
というように、常にこんな感じだ。

A Cook's Tour S01E01 A Taste of Tokyo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD1uXgnXcLg

Japan with Masa - Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9O_tOcMfsE

Anderson Cooper’s tribute to his friend Anthony Bourdain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF7SRQFd49E

Anthony Bourdain - Our last full interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUEFdWAKpf0

CNN ROOTS: Bourdain family mystery
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEgD5oEOe6M

Fareed Zakaria: Anthony Bourdain was a great cultural ambassador
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJxhy-vikdI

The Double Life Of Anthony Bourdain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txzcQhE-p0s



(CNN) 才能豊かなシェフで著書やテレビ番組への出演などでも著名だったアンソニー・ボーデインさん(61)が滞在先のフランスで死亡した。死因は自殺。親友のフランス人シェフが8日朝にホテルの部屋を訪れ、意識のないボーデインさんを発見した。

ボーデインさんはCNNなどのテレビ番組で世界を旅し、各地の文化や料理、人々を紹介していた。フランスにはCNNのシリーズ番組「パーツ・アンノウン(邦題:アンソニー世界を駆ける)」の制作で訪れていた。

Anthony Bourdain drew endless inspiration from Japan

by Oscar Boyd

Staff Writer


Jun 9, 2018 Article history


Anthony Bourdain had a knack for discovering the best of each country he visited over the course of his colorful career, but always seemed to have a special place in his heart for Japan.

"The first time I came here, it was a transformative experience, a powerful and violent experience," Bourdain said of Tokyo in his CNN TV series "Parts Unknown." "It was just like taking acid for the first time, meaning, 'What do I do now that I see the whole world in a different way?'"


As a child, Bourdain grew up watching classic Japanese films such as "Seven Samurai" (1954) and "Sanjuro" (1962). Those early experiences matured into a deep relationship with Japan that went beyond food and extended to its music, cinema, lifestyle and culture. A "Parts Unknown" trip to Japan in the series' first season included visits to the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku and a death metal show, as well as a meal with a woman involved in Tokyo's sadomasochistic community.

Bourdain also examined social issues during his visits, focusing on such things as Japan's declining birthrate and the growing problem of hikikomori (social withdrawal) and karoshi (death by overwork). "Pity the salaryman," he opined in an opening monologue for "Parts Unknown." "Tokyo's willing cog in an enormous machine requiring long hours, low pay, total dedication … and sometimes what's called karoshi - death by overwork."

Yet despite this brutal, honest indictment of the culture, Bourdain retained a deep respect for Tokyo and went on to repeatedly declare it his favorite city in the world.

"If I had to agree to live in one country, or even one city, for the rest of my life, never leaving it, I'd pick Tokyo in a second," Bourdain wrote in 2013 for the blog that accompanied "Parts Unknown." "Tokyo is deliciously unknowable. I'm sure I could spend the rest of my life there, learn the language, and still die happily ignorant."

It's a vision that will now unfortunately never come true, but one that was born out of Bourdain's undying passion and curiosity for the country, and a vision we can all hope to aspire to.





米国の自殺者30%増加 著名人も相次ぎ… デザイナーに続き人気シェフも


6/9(土) 10:32配信

産経新聞


【ニューヨーク=上塚真由】米CNNテレビは8日、米人気シェフでグルメ番組のホスト役として活躍していたアンソニー・ボーディンさん(61)が同日、滞在先のフランスのホテルで自殺したと発表した。米国では、人気デザイナーのケイト・スペードさん(55)が5日にニューヨーク・マンハッタンの自宅で自殺したばかり。著名人の相次ぐ自殺に、ショックが広がっている。

 ボーディンさんは、世界各地を旅して、食文化を紹介する同局の番組「パーツ・アンノウン(邦題・アンソニー世界を駆ける)」の収録のためにフランスに滞在していたという。

 ニューヨーク州の名門料理学校を卒業後、シェフに。グルライターとしても活動し、2000年に飲食業界の裏側を描いた著書「キッチン・コンフィデンシャル」が大ヒットし、反逆のシェフとしていわれるようになった。和食にも造詣が深く、番組収録で東京や沖縄も訪れた。

 米疾病対策センター(CDC)の7日の発表によると、16年の全米の自殺者数は約4万5千人に達し、17年前の1999年と比べて約30%増加。低迷する経済や薬物依存のまん延、ソーシャルメディアの浸透によるコミュニケーション不足などが原因に挙げられており、著名人の自殺をきっかけに、自殺防止の対策強化が改めて議論の的となっている。



Anthony Bourdain winner of the award for outstanding informational series or special for 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown' attends the Governors Ball during night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in September 2016. Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in France in an apparent suicide Friday. | RICHARD SHOTWELL/INVISION/AP

World

For Anthony Bourdain, food was a storytelling tool and a passport

AP, Staff Report

Jun 9, 2018 Article history


PARIS/NEW YORK - Many people thought Anthony Bourdain had the most enviable career in existence. He didn't deny it.

"I have the best job in the world," the globe-trotting food-taster and culinary storyteller once told The New Yorker magazine, stating the rather obvious. "If I'm unhappy, it's a failure of imagination."


Bourdain's stunned fans were mourning the loss of that singular imagination on Friday following his death from an apparent suicide, recalling everything from his fearless consumption of a beating cobra's heart or a sheep testicle -"like any other testicle," he remarked - to his outspoken support of the #MeToo movement, to his blissful paean to syrup-soaked pecan waffles at Waffle House.

"I want it all," he wrote in his breakthrough 2000 memoir, "Kitchen Confidential." "I want to try everything once." And it seemed that he pretty much accomplished that, traveling the globe some 200 days a year for his TV shows, reveling not in fancy tasting menus - which he scorned - but in simple pleasures like a cold beer and spicy noodles in Hanoi, which he once shared with former U.S. President Barack Obama. For him, food, though a huge pleasure, was more importantly a storytelling tool, and a passport to the world at large.

It was a lifestyle that, while undeniably glamorous, took a toll, he suggested in a 2017 New Yorker profile. "I change location every two weeks," he said. "I'm not going to remember your birthday. I'm not going to be there for the important moments in your life."

Not surprisingly, it was on the road, in eastern France, that Bourdain, 61, was found unresponsive Friday morning by good friend and chef Eric Ripert. He'd been working on an episode for the 12th season of his CNN show, "Parts Unknown." A prosecutor said he had apparently hanged himself in a luxury hotel in the ancient village of Kaysersberg. He left behind an 11-year-old daughter, Ariane, from his second marriage. In a 2008 interview, Bourdain had said his daughter's birth had changed his outlook on life: "I feel obliged to at least do the best I can and not do anything really stupidly self-destructive if I can avoid it."

At the time of his death, his girlfriend was Asia Argento, the Italian actress who has accused Harvey Weinstein of rape. In an essay written after fellow chef Mario Batali was accused of sexual assault, Bourdain wrote that "one must pick a side … I stand unhesitatingly and unwaveringly with the women." Argento wrote on Twitter on Friday that Bourdain "was my love, my rock, my protector."


Traversing the globe meant visiting areas of conflict and also intense poverty, and Bourdain didn't shy away from either. In "No Reservations" on the Travel Channel, he went to Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2011, and reflected on his ambivalence at being there. "I'm there talking about local cuisine, and that means I'm shoveling food into my face … that a lot of those people can't afford," he said. And he described how his well-meaning efforts to feed locals around him led to chaos and "hungry kids being beaten with a stick."

There was, of course, a more lighthearted side to his travels, including some wild and bizarre eating experiences. In Morocco, it was that roasted sheep's testicle. In Canada, it was a raw seal's eyeball. In Namibia, it was the wrong end of a warthog (he wound up with a parasite.) In Vietnam, it was the still-beating heart of a cobra that had just been sliced open.

But besides showcasing food, a "Parts Unknown" trip to Japan in the series' first season included an odd show with robots and scantily clad women, a visit with a death metal band and a meal shared with a woman involved in the city's sadomasochistic community.

Asked in a 2015 interview with National Geographic which city has it all and why, he was quick to respond.

"Tokyo. I mean, if I had to die midmeal anywhere, it would be Tokyo," Bourdain said. "If you were to ask most chefs if they had to have house arrest for the rest of their life in one city and eat all of their meals there, just about everyone I know would pick Tokyo."

In an interview with CNN Money in March, he again spoke of his love for the capital.

"I'm endlessly fascinated," he said. "I've been many times and it's still thrilling."

But, he warned potential visitors, be prepared to be the "big goofy foreigner. You will not blend. You will not immerse, but you will have a true, true adventure."

Much closer to home - Bourdain lived in New York, when he wasn't traveling - was a late-night visit to Waffle House in Charleston, South Carolina, described in poetic terms by Bourdain as "an irony-free zone where everything is beautiful and nothing hurts; where everybody regardless of race, creed, color or degree of inebriation is welcomed." Sampling the pecan waffle drowning in butter and maple syrup, he exclaimed, "This is BETTER than French Laundry, man," referring to the Napa Valley temple of high cuisine.


That clip was being widely shared on Friday, and fans were also flocking to Amazon, where at mid-afternoon, four of the six top-selling books were by Bourdain. "Kitchen Confidential" was No. 1.

In that acclaimed book, Bourdain, who was born in New York City and raised in Leonia, New Jersey, candidly described his personal struggles, including drug use that led to his dropping out of Vassar College.

But he thrived in restaurant kitchens, and that work led him to the Culinary Institute of America, where he graduated in 1978. He eventually became executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in 1998. In the preface to the latest edition of "Kitchen Confidential," Bourdain wrote of his shock at the success of his book, which he managed to write by getting up at 5 a.m. before his kitchen shifts.

"The new celebrity chef culture is a remarkable and admittedly annoying phenomenon," he wrote. "While it's been nothing but good for business … few people are less suited to be suddenly thrown into the public eye than chefs."

Fellow celebrity chefs didn't always gain Bourdain's respect or praise. Many earned his unfettered scorn. Among them: Alice Waters, whose insistence on organic food he once described as "very Khmer Rouge." He called Sandra Lee "pure evil," and worse. He called New Orleans chef Emeril Lagasse "Ewok-like," and Guy Fieri's Times Square eatery, Guy's American Kitchen & Bar, a "terror-dome."

But Lagasse became his friend, and he tweeted Friday: "Tony was a great soul, a mentor, a friend, a father, and an incredible chef." His friend Ripert, the famed chef of Le Bernardin, called him "an exceptional human being, so inspiring and generous, one of the great storytellers of our time who connected with so many." Saul Montiel, executive chef at the Mexican restaurant Cantina Roof Top in Manhattan, called Bourdain "one of the few chefs that valued the work of Latinos in the kitchen."

Countless more wrote of their shock and sadness. Some noted that Bourdain's death came just days after the suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade, also a great shock to those who knew her. Bourdain's own mother, Gladys Bourdain, a longtime editor at The New York Times, said she had no indication that her son might have been thinking of suicide.

"He is absolutely the last person in the world I would have ever dreamed would do something like this," she told the Times. "He had everything. Success beyond his wildest dreams. Money beyond his wildest dreams."




ここで一句。

英語とは 世界支配の 言語なり
日本語は サルしかわからん サル言語
サル同士 みんなで語らう サル会話



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