20 Destinations In Latin America Anthony Bourdain Visited In Order To Celebrate Culture And Cuisine
Anthony Bourdain, the inspiring storyteller, chef, and author who brought world cuisine into the homes of millions of people watching from TV sets passed away on Friday. He leaves behind a legacy of sharing stories from around the world and inspiring curiosity and empathy in his viewers. In the hours after his death, many took to social media to remember the ways in which the gifted chef made his advocacy for women and immigrants part of his greatest contributions to the world.
During Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign the then-candidate vowed to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants during his presidency. At the time, Bourdain reminded voters of how much the United States depends on the contributions of undocumented immigrants. During an interview, Bourdain emphasized that the deportation of the country’s 11 million immigrants would undoubtedly disrupt the restaurant industry and cause every establishment in the US to “shut down.”
While also being a fierce advocate for immigrant, Bourdain also became enthusiast of Latin American cuisine and toured various countries during his time on his award-winning CNN series, “Parts Unknown” as well as his Travel Channel series “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” Here’s a look at 20 destinations in Latina America Bourdain visited.
During his visit to Colombia, Bourdain explored several regions of the country including the mountains, the Caribbean coast, and the coca leaf-growing regions.
During a visit to Peru, Bourdain and world-renowned chef Eric Ripert explored the Indigenous Andes in search of a rare variety of wild cocoa.
Bourdain explored Cuba’s bustling capital city of Havana, to the slower paced region of Santiago.
Bourdain traveled to Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Cuernavaca and ate with local residents who expressed their passion for food and art.
During his time on “Parts Unknown,” Bourdain toured Bahia, known as the “African heart of Brazil.” Here he showed viewers the internationally recognized form of Afro-Brazilian music and food.
An investigation into the puzzling history of the host’s great, great, great, grandfather, Paraguayan émigré Jean Bourdain, is a springboard to his first tour of this South American country.
7. Buenos Aires
Bourdain’s trip to meat-loving Buenos Aires featured a meal the famous Don Carlito’s and a late afternoon soccer match.
8. Minas Gerais, Brazil
Bourdain dove into the heart of Brazil it’s baroque architecture, hillsides and cuisine. There he ate s frango ao molho pardo (which is broiled chicken in blood sauce).
9. Puerto Rico
Bourdain took to Puerto Rico to check out piña coladas and resorts. The chef discovered delicious food and kind people.
10. Mexico/US Border
During his visit to the Southwest Texas’ US. Mexican border, Bourdain visited a bar for conversation.
Tony took to “the end of the world,” in Patagonia during his visit to the country of Argentina.
During a visit to Chile, Bourdain tasted Chile’s cuisine and reflected on topographical diversity.
While traveling in Panama, Bourdain discovered the crossroad of the country’s various cultures.
Tony explored Ecuador’s eateries and street vendors.
During a visit to Brazil, Bourdain toured with his wife and learned about the art of Jiu Jitsu and Brazilian cuisine.
16. Dominican Republic
Bourdain took a trip to the Dominican Republic. There Bourdain tasted DR cuisine staples like empanadas, nearly frozen beer and tostones.
Tony visited the Caribbean nation of Haiti after it sustained major damage during a hurricane.
Tony headed to NIcaragua where he learned about the Nicaraguan spirit and the country’s determinationto maintain its spirit.
During a visit to Colombia while doing “Parts Unkown,” Bordain explores the countries timultious past and sublime cuisine.
Anthony Bourdain is on a mission to obtain personal enlightenment.
On a mission to discover personal enlightenment, Bourdain traveled to Peru and learned of the country’s culture, rich cuisine, and spirited people.