Former President Obama Pays Tribute To Anthony Bourdain With Touching Photo
Image via Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com
Former President Barack Obama paid tribute to the late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who died at the age of 61 in an apparent suicide.
Obama reflected a meal they shared together when they were in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2016, when Obama was featured in Bourdain’s CNN series Parts Unknown.
“He taught us about food—but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We’ll miss him,” Obama wrote on Twitter. The words and image referenced Bourdain’s tweet from 2016.
Obama was a guest star in an episode titled ‘Hanoi’, which was filmed in May 2016. They both ate bún chả—a dish containing rice noodles, pork and vegetables served in hot broth—and drinking beer while catching up on Obama’s childhood, where he was raised in Hawaii and Indonesia.
The photo was captured by photographer Pete Souza, who also honored Bourdain’s death, reminiscing his “energy being in his presence.”
“Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.” This is how I’ll remember Tony. He taught us about food — but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We’ll miss him. pic.twitter.com/orEXIaEMZM
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 8, 2018
Tragic news about Anthony Bourdain. Such energy being in his presence. Hanoi, Vietnam 2015 pic.twitter.com/sRKAzvPLds
— Pete Souza (@PeteSouza) June 8, 2018[via ABC News, opening image via Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com]