13 Ways Anthony Bourdain Changed How the World Eats

TV personality, author, and culinary genius Anthony Bourdain was considered among the most influential chefs in the world. Here, we remember some of the best lessons he taught us.

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1. When it comes to food, looks aren’t everything

Sure, he’s eaten at some of the world’s finest restaurants, where plating is everything (one of his top spots was Per Se in New York—tapioca “sabayon” with oysters and caviar, anyone?), but Anthony Bourdain was no snob when it came to appearance. As he told Food & Wine, “some of the most inherently delicious food has been pickled, butchered, braised, stewed, and/or charred in a way that maximizes flavour, visual appeal be damned.”

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