Anthony Bourdain honored in New Jersey with state sponsored food trail

Anthony Bourdain honored in New Jersey with state sponsored food trail

CultureJune 19, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is considering honoring celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain with a food trail.

The famed cook, writer and host of the CNN series Parts Unknown killed himself nearly two weeks ago in a luxury hotel in France. The 61-year-old was born in New York, but grew up in the New Jersey suburb of Leonia.

Democratic New Jersey Assemblyman Paul Moriarty on Monday introduced a resolution that would require the Travel and Tourism Division to establish the "Anthony Bourdain Food Trail." Bourdain visited 10 eateries in the state in a 2015 episode of CNN's Parts Unknown.

One of the stops was Donkey's Place in Camden, which Bourdain said rivaled nearby Philadelphia for cheesesteaks.

[cover photo Andy Kropa, Invision, AP]