Although the anniversary of Anthony Bourdain‘s tragic death is June 8, June 25 is being celebrated as “Bourdain Day.” The iconic, world-renowned chefs (and longtime friends of Bourdain) Jose Andrés and Eric Ripert made a Instagram video last month, in which Ripert declared June a “very important month.”
IMPORTANT! JUNE 25th #BOURDAINDAY Celebrating the Life, Legacy & Birthday of our Dear Friend Anthony! Wherever U are & whoever UR with, join @chefjoseandres I & share your tributes & memories using #BourdainDay & wish Anthony Peace & Happy Birthday! RT/Spread the word! CHEERS! 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/Sw28hDupfw
— Eric Ripert (@ericripert) May 30, 2019
Fans and friends are encouraged to share more of their beloved memories when it comes to the CNN Parts Unknown host, using the hashtag #BourdainDay.
Andres and Ripert also announced that they’re using Bourdain Day (which just so happens to be Bourdain’s birthday) announce the establishment of the Culinary Institute of America’s “Anthony Bourdain Legacy Scholarship,” which is for culinary students studying abroad “or taking part in one of the CIA’s global cuisines & cultures international programs… & ultimately the Opportunity to follow Anthony’s global path of Discovery & curiosity.”
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REMINDER! We’ll be toasting the birthday of our dear friend Anthony Bourdain on Tuesday JUNE 25th #BOURDAINDAY & what better way to start the Celebrations than to announce the Culinary Institute of America’s “ANTHONY BOURDAIN LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP” – for CIA students pursuing a semester abroad or taking part in one of the CIA’s global cuisines & cultures international programs… & ultimately the Opportunity to follow Anthony’s global path of Discovery & curiosity … for more info on the scholarship & how to support, click link in bio 👆🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 @theculinaryinstituteofamerica @chefjoseandres