His 2010 follow-up, "Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook", scored fifth place.
We've now received more details about Bourdain's passing.
Bourdain died Friday at 61.
"Somebody as vital, as passionate, as alive, as warm as human as Tony Bourdain, I could not imagine, A, that he was gone, and B, that he was gone in this manner", Christiane Amanpour said in an interview for the special.
Bourdain saw food as not just sustenance - although sustenance was important - but as a way to convey a message of acceptance, respect, comfort. Since, as far as we know, he didn't leave a suicide note, we'll never know why he committed suicide. "And this was, you know, half the town, maybe, but everybody here knows each other, and there is that sense of community that I am much more familiar with in foreign countries", Bourdain said of the community in Milo.
She later deleted the post.
Shortly thereafter, the director signaled everyone inside the bar to take their respective positions, with Bourdain and his two guest panelists - Razon and Mindanao-based photojournalist Mark Navales - seated at the rightmost corner of the bar counter near the entrance. "You have changed our lives forever". It's an insignificant thing, it's a small thing, it's a hamburger, but it's not a good one. "It's someplace that everyone, given the chance, should go".
Chandra, who went to the same culinary school as Bourdain in NY, remembers meeting him in 2001.
However, he also said he was "in much better shape than I've probably ever been", adding: "I travel 250 days a year".
He said he had "learnt to take food less seriously and try whenever possible to experience it emotionally rather than as a professional or critic". Very few celebrity chefs showed the hardships that we go through and yet make it look entertaining.