There's been mention of this on other food threads but this deserves its own thread so thank you, bluegrace. Depression is so widespread these days. We can talk all day about why that is, but the bottom line is, there seems to be more depression and anxiety than ever-- and I don't think just because there are more people than ever, I think by percentage both are higher. I have dealt with both for about 25 years and have been lucky (one or two times by sheer dumb luck) to have survived thus far, so I try to lend an ear and be supportive of others who struggle with these afflictions. I'm very saddened that Anthony Bourdain fell prey to the demons that haunted him. Apparently he hanged himself with little preparation or premeditation to the act. One brief period of extreme distress may be what did him in. It's so important to reach out to others or at the very least call an emergency hot line. R.I.P Anthony Bourdain.
This is extremely sad... This one is kind of extra sad/lossy for me; the intellectual qualities that he embodied and extolled so publicly and widely are especially rare and precious IMO, and I don't feel like we can spare anyone who has them before their time.
F Me In The Brain said:
”One constant, then and now, is my still ironclad ground rule regarding
music both during and after work: In any kitchen where I am in control,
there is a strict NO Billy Joel, NO Grateful Dead policy. If you are
seen visibly enjoying either act, whether during or even after your working hours, you can clean out your locker now. You’re fired.”
May he Rest In Peace. Damnit.