Bourdain’s Africa travels and meals. — Quartz

Anthony Bourdain was beloved around the world for his televised food adventures. For Africans, his celebration of local dishes was particularly meaningful.

Over the course of his award-winning Parts Unknown travel show on CNN, the chef and bestselling author who died by suicide at 61 yesterday (June 8), filmed episodes in nine African countries, immersing himself in local cuisine and culture.

As he did wherever he went, Bourdain’s trips across Africa helped viewers connect with his local experiences in a way only he could: by making it so relatable. In a world where Africa has been subject of derogatory and stereotypical tropes for decades, Bourdain always managed to capture the essence of the places he visited, and their people, while being respectful of, and unpretentious about, their…

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