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Anthony Bourdain's Last Meal on Television Was Surprisingly Simple

The final episode of Parts Unknown was an elegy for the late host and featured his beloved New York City.

By Tamara Palmer

The final episode of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown is centered on remembering the '70s cultural and musical heyday of New York City's Lower East Side, with a little bit of food here and there, too. It's a gorgeous elegy to the late host's formative years both bad and good, with chilling scenes that hint at his inner turmoil as well as scenes that show what gave him great joy. For example, he admitted that the LES is where he went to buy heroin and listen to music back in the day.

Warning: A big spoiler is ahead, as we take a look at the surprising last dish on the series (which you can still catch on CNN). After 12 seasons and 100 episodes of Parts Unknown, the final episode concludes with him inside the home of painter and musician John Lurie, who cooks him two hard boiled eggs — and nothing else!

But Bourdain was more than happy with it.

"I am grateful and honored," he told Lurie. "Eggs: the perfect food."

Bourdain tragically committed suicide on June 8, leaving behind a loving daughter and a lasting legacy of international cultural reporting that will forever influence media-makers and eaters.

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