See How Padma Lakshmi, Eric Ripert, and Others Remembered Anthony Bourdain on His Birthday

See How Padma Lakshmi, Eric Ripert, and Others Remembered Anthony Bourdain on His Birthday

See how the culinary world virtually toasted the late Anthony Bourdain on his birthday, now known as #Bourdainday. 

By The Feast Staff

It's been just over a year since Anthony Bourdain died by suicide in France. After his passing, the culinary icon's friends introduced the hashtag #Bourdainday, which they sincerely hoped would go viral as a way to honor his memory. Meant to be used on June 25, Bourdain's birthday, the hashtag invites social-media users to pay tribute to the man who made such a splash in the culinary industry and beyond. 

Today, the hashtag is gaining traction. On what would have been his 63rd birthday, Bourdain is being remembered by those who knew, loved, or simply admired him from afar. 

Keep scrolling to see how Padma Lakshmi, José Andrés, Eric Ripert, and others are toasting the Parts Unknown host on his day of remembrance. As Padma wrote, seemingly summing up the day's collective spirit: "We miss your wit and spark." 

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