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New Jersey considers honoring chef Bourdain with food trail

Jun. 19, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is considering honoring celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain with a food trail. The famed cook, writer and host of the CNN series "Parts Unknown" killed himself nearly two weeks ago in a luxury hotel in France. The 61-year-old was born in New York, but grew up in the New Jersey...

Celeb chef Samuelsson to open restaurant in Miami's Overtown

Jun. 18, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami is trying to rebuild a neighborhood that was once a vibrant center for black culture, and a celebrity chef is contributing what he does best: food. Marcus Samuelsson has bought a former pool hall in Miami's Overtown neighborhood and plans to open a restaurant there later this year. A...

New doc trails chef Ducasse on global quest for new flavors

Jun. 15, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the new documentary "The Quest of Alain Ducasse," the esteemed French chef steps off a small plane in the middle of the Gobi desert in Mongolia. As he stands pondering the vast emptiness, a motorcycle suddenly appears, as if out of nowhere, carrying two men. The bemused chef chuckles:...

AP Investigation: Buying local fish? It may not be true

Jun. 14, 2018 2:42 AM EDT

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Caterers in Washington tweeted a photo of maroon sashimi appetizers served to 700 guests attending the governor's inaugural ball last year. They were told the tuna was from Montauk. But it was an illusion. It was the dead of winter and no yellowfin had been landed in the New York town....

U2 dedicates song to Anthony Bourdain at Apollo show

Jun. 12, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U2 frontman Bono honored the late Anthony Bourdain toward the end of the band's special performance at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Bono spoke of losing a "lot of inspiring, useful people" over the past few years "who gave up on their own life" alluding to the apparent suicides of...

Bourdain's death means loss of a voice for immigrant workers

Jun. 10, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

Anthony Bourdain's culinary passions went far beyond the cuisine he put on a plate. He also was committed to the immigrant workers who toil in his and other kitchens throughout the restaurant industry. Bourdain, who died Friday in France in an apparent suicide at age 61, was an outspoken critic of President...

Prosecutor: No evidence of any foul play in Bourdain death

Jun. 9, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — There's no evidence of foul play or violence in celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's death in a French hotel room, a French prosecutor said Saturday. The famed cook, writer and host of the CNN series "Parts Unknown" killed himself Friday in a luxury hotel in the ancient village of Kaysersberg,...

Writer of viral Olive Garden review grateful for Bourdain

Jun. 9, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A North Dakota newspaper columnist who received online vitriol in 2012 for her glowing review of an Olive Garden in Grand Forks said Saturday she was grateful that Anthony Bourdain came to her defense as others ridiculed her prose about the town's hottest new Italian restaurant. Marilyn...

At a fashion show, Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade remembered

Jun. 9, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — The celebratory mood at the Moschino's fashion show tinged with sadness over recent deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. Actress-model Jaime King had met both but was more familiar with Spade, having started to work with the fashion icon when she was 14....

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

Jun. 9, 2018 8:47 AM EDT

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...