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Anthony Bourdain Remembered Is a Stunning Tribute to the Late Chef. Here's a First Look.

The book includes photos and messages from Barack Obama, Eric Ripert, Jill Filipovic, Ken Burns, Questlove, José Andrés and others who worked with Bourdain.
IMAGE DAVID SCOTT HOLLOWAY FROM ANTHONY BOURDAIN REMEMBERED
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After Anthony Bourdain died last summer, CNN set out to put together a book of intimate photographs of the chef along with quotes from people whose lives he touched. The finished product was to be a keepsake for his daughter, privately published in a limited edition by the network that aired his series Parts Unknown. But now, the estate has decided to release the photos and messages in a book called Anthony Bourdain Remembered, available today.

“Our relationship with Anthony Bourdain began in 2012 and in that time Tony became a dear friend and colleague who enriched CNN with his brilliant storytelling, distinctive voice and refreshing perspective on culture at home and abroad. His impact and legacy will live on indefinitely at CNN," Amy Entelis, Executive Vice President, Talent and Program Development, CNN Worldwide said in a press release. "As a expression of our gratitude we wanted to create this remembrance for his family and all those whose lives he touched."

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The book includes photographs of Bourdain filming his show around the world, and quotes from chefs, journalists, filmmakers, musicians, and writers inspired by Bourdain including Barack Obama, Eric Ripert, Jill Filipovic, Ken Burns, Questlove, and José Andrés.

"It's easy to love Tony," Andrés writes. "You can see it. He's the most caring person I've ever met. That's why I'm happy and proud to call him a friend."

Here is a first look at some of the photos from Anthony Bourdain Remembered.

Chef Anthony Bourdain, pictured here in Atlantic City, New Jersey, began working with CNN in 2012. His brother, Christopher Bourdain, appeared on this episode. IMAGE: CNN Staff from ANTHONY BOURDAIN REMEMBERED. Copyright 2019 by CNN. Excerpted by permission of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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Bourdain visits Bahia, Brazil. IMAGE: Mario Tomo from ANTHONY BOURDAIN REMEMBERED. Copyright 2019 by CNN. Excerpted by permission of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Boudain visits Lafayette, Louisiana. "There are parts of America that are special, unique, unlike anywhere else," Bourdain said on Parts Unknown. "Cultures all their own, kept close, much loved but largely misunderstood. The vast patchwork of saltwater ma IMAGE: David Scott Holloway from ANTHONY BOURDAIN REMEMBERED. Copyright 2019 by CNN. Excerpted by permission of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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Bourdain relaxes in a hammock in between shoots in Brazil. After his 2014 visit there, he wrote, "Absolutely everybody in Salvador is beautiful. Even ugly people are beautiful." IMAGE: David Scott Holloway from ANTHONY BOURDAIN REMEMBERED. Copyright 2019 by CNN. Excerpted by permission of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Boudain in New York. Iggy Pop, who is in the portrait behind him, was on a Miami episode of Parts Unknown. IMAGE: David Scott Holloway from ANTHONY BOURDAIN REMEMBERED. Copyright 2019 by CNN. Excerpted by permission of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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Bourdain takes a train in Sri Lanka, where he visited in two different shows. IMAGE: David Scott Holloway from ANTHONY BOURDAIN REMEMBERED. Copyright 2019 by CNN. Excerpted by permission of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Bourdain, pictured in a bar in Butte, Montana, wrote after his visit: "When you look up at the night skies over Montana, it's hard not to think that we can't be alone on this rock, that there isn't something else out there or up there, in charge of this w IMAGE: David Scott Holloway from ANTHONY BOURDAIN REMEMBERED. Copyright 2019 by CNN. Excerpted by permission of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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Boudain visited Tanzania in 2004. After filming the episode he wrote, "Maybe it’s the sheer size and complexity of African issues, the at times crushing weight of history—the ugliness of that history and Europe and the West’s unambiguous complicity in so IMAGE: David Scott Holloway from ANTHONY BOURDAIN REMEMBERED. Copyright 2019 by CNN. Excerpted by permission of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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Bourdain visited Vashon Island in 2017 for Parts Unknown. IMAGE: David Scott Holloway from ANTHONY BOURDAIN REMEMBERED. Copyright 2019 by CNN. Excerpted by permission of Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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