Anthony Bourdain was many things: a chef, a writer, a traveler. But his star shined the brightest when it came to eating.
The prolific foodie died by suicide in 2018 at age 61, but his new posthumous book, “World Travel: An Irreverent Guide,” (Ecco) comes out Tuesday. It highlights his favorite travel spots and is already a best seller on Amazon.
Written by Bourdain and Laurie Woolever, a food writer who spent more than a decade working as his assistant, the book is a compilation of interviews and quotes from his time on television, in shows such as “Parts Unknown” and “No Reservations.” Interspersed with essays honoring him from friends and family, the collection is a handheld directory to Bourdain’s oeuvre.
In addition to must-eat joints in Finland and Malaysia, the book devotes ample space to Bourdain’s backyard, New York City. While mainstream classics such as Katz’s Deli, Russ &