Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Charity Giving From the Grave

Famed chef and adventurer in the world's kitchens, Anthony Bourdain, killed himself age 61 in June 2018.

October 30, 2019, held an auction that drew 3,000 people to bid on some 202 personal items from Bourdain's estate.   This auction gleaned a total of $1,846,575.  Much of the total has been set aside as a donation to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA).  What went up on the block?

Bourdain's personal, custom knife - $236.50

A US Navy jacket presented to him by the crew of the Navy ship that rescued him and the rest of the "No Reservations" crew from Lebanon after the 2006 war broke out.  $176,150

 Simpsons cast signed script from his appearance on the show.  $18,750

Three watches -

Rolex Men's Oyster $48,750

Panerai Radiomir  $33,750

Patek Phillipe  $26,250

Post mortem giving means you may be gone but you won't be forgotten!

Visit to window and comparison shop.  Quite amusing in the now-November weather.

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