A couple of celebrity chefs have gone on social media to cement Anthony Bourdain's legacy in history by making June 25 "Bourdain Day."
Bourdain would have won 63 on Tuesday. In a short Instagram video, his comrades Eric Ripert and José Andrés Bourdain celebrated by wishing him a happy birthday.
They urge their followers to celebrate their legacy using the hashtag #BourdainDay.
"We hope everyone will celebrate in all places around the world, and they will put the video up," Andrés said, raising his beer mug at a party.
"Yes, with hashtag #BourdainDay", Ripert
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One person quoted Bourdain in their post and said, "Go in someone's shoes or at least eat the food. It's a plus for everyone."
Bourdain's CNN colleague Christiane Amanpour tweeted that she wanted to remember "the great adventures He took us on. "
Journalist David Simon wrote that he is participating in tribute but his friend's death is" still so raw ".
Others have been using this day to throw awareness of mental health and suicide.
Comic book Matthew Dow Smith tweeted a thread on his own experience of depression and how the Bourdain's show helped him feel "more grounded".
"Ironically, what I often used to do when I felt really down, really disconnected from the world, I would blow off the work for a day and sit and watch Anthony Bourdains NO RESERVATIONS for hours. Something if it made me feel more grounded, more in control … " tweeted Smith.
Ripert and Andrés announced last week that they also cemented Bourdain's legacy with the creation of Anthony Bourdain's Legacy Scholarship, granted by Bourdain's alma mater, the Culinary Institute of America.
The scholarship will be used to "help students make their own trips and to use international exposure programs as part of their education at the institute."
"Chef Bourdain's career is proof of the great power that travel can have in a culinary education – and for a lifetime" the school wrote about the prize.