I came across this tribute today for @anthonybourdain at #leshalles #nyc
"Same, same," writes Chef Eddie Huang for Rolling Stones. When I found out Anthony Bourdain committed suicide, I hungrily searched the Internet & social media, trying to understand why and looking for a reason. Instead, I found tribute after tribute, and stumbled upon one that resonated with me- For Eddie Huang's words articulated what I could not. He understood the soul of every first generation immigrant and why we so mourn his loss. "For a lot of immigrants, there's shame when your third-world homeland is seen through a Western lens on national television... But there was something about Tony that screamed, "I'm not like other white people. I'm not here to laugh at you." He didn't see dirty immigrants and aliens; he saw fully formed 360-degree humans containing old ways and wisdom manifested in food."
Anthony said, "Filipinos are, for reasons I have yet to figure out, probably the most giving of all the people on the planet." Thank you for understanding our culture. Thank you for your love of the Filipino people. Thank you for seeing us as we are.
For Eddie Huang's article: