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I’m a chef and a cultural anthropologist with a master’s degree focusing on the intersection of food and culture, which means I come to the topic of cooking from both a cultural perspective and from the perspective of wanting it to be delicious. I’m interested in the ways in which eating together binds us together as a community and the ways in which it can actually “heal” us.

On the flip side, I am the survivor of an eating disorder and have struggled with

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It’s been two years since beloved celebrity chef, storyteller and author Anthony Bourdain died at the age of 61.

Known to millions as one of the first rock star of the food world, Bourdain remained humble about his later-in-life success. His vibrant legacy continues to live on in the many shows he hosted, books he wrote and words of wisdom he passed on to others.

Here are 10 important lessons Bourdain taught

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