The tragic passing of Anthony Bourdain in 2018 made shocking waves around the globe. Leaving an indelible legacy, the charismatic, down-to-earth chef celebrated food, people, and culture with utmost respect and appreciation, demonstrating how meaningful travel can be. On trips to the Philippines for his travel and food series No Reservations and Parts Unknown, Bourdain shared his love of Filipino food with his international audience, calling lechon the “best pig ever” to the delight of many proud Filipinos.
Premiering 16 July 2021, Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, is an “unflinching look at Bourdain reverberates with his presence”, offering a “behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon”.
Here are some takeaways from the recently dropped trailer:
1. He was a rockstar in the kitchen
Met with a chorus of laughter from the audience, Bourdain jokes “all the TV chefs are so cuddly and adorable, you know, maybe I’m the antidote or something”. The trailer also shows a lighthearted clip of ‘the bad-boy chef’ signing “COOKS RULE!!” on a copy of Kitchen Confidential, his bestselling book.