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Filipinos Online Are Sharing How Moved They Were By Anthony Bourdain And I'm Truly Emotional

"Bourdain shared his experiences as if they were my own."

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It came as a shock when news of celebrity chef and master storyteller Anthony Bourdain's death circulated the internet last Friday.

Tributes poured in from different parts of the globe. This includes the Philippines.

Bourdain, or Tito Tony as avid Filipino fans would call him, visited the Philippines thrice. He filmed in the country for No Reservations in 2009 and Parts Unknown in 2016. In his last visit, Tito Tony made an appearance at the World Street Food Congress in 2017.

He embraced the Filipino culture so well, he will always be remembered by Filipinos everywhere.

They looked back on their favorite scenes from that Parts Unknown episode.

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The No Reservations episode also had its notable scenes.

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He hailed lechon as "the best pig ever."

With his storytelling prowess, Tito Tony made Filipinos appreciate their country even more.

He also motivated this Filipino cook to love her country's unique flavors.

For Filipinos who grew up in the United States, Tito Tony's visits to the Philippines brought them closer to home.

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Families of overseas Filipino workers thanked Tito Tony for shedding light on the sacrifices of their loved ones.

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Tito Tony also became part of the Filipino family.

So it was only fitting to honor Tito Tony through his own body of work.

And even the Filipino meal he enjoyed.

Rest in peace, Tito Tony.

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