Anthony Bourdain's Curiosity Inspired Countless Fans | Rolling Stone

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Alan Sepinwall: 

In a Twitter thread this morning, mystery novelist Laura Lippman, who is married to The Wire’s David Simon, recalled how her husband watched an episode of No Reservations and became obsessed with befriending Bourdain, whom they’d met years earlier. Simon got his number from a mutual friend but was afraid to simply cold-call the man – so Lippman convinced him to lie and ask for help researching his new HBO show Treme, where one of the main characters was a New Orleans chef. Bourdain proved so good at translating that world, Simon invited him to help write the series. He received a shared story credit on several episodes; as Lippman put it, "David described him to me as a natural, not something he said easily or often."

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