Now fans can own some of what the adventurer had in him – over 200 of Burdain's personal belongings will be auctioned next month.
Items include things like paintings, clothes and even a knife by chef Bob Kramer on a $ 6,000 custom. The entire collection is said to be worth up to $ 400,000, according to Marilyn White, a spokesman for Lark Mason Associates, who were hired by Burdain's family to oversee the auction.
The auction will be online from October 9 to 30, with three exhibitions are held in New York, Savannah, Georgia and New Brownfels, Texas.
Prices for various items vary from a few hundred to several thousand, with 60% of the proceeds going to Burdain's family – his separation wife Otavia Busia and daughter Ariana.
The remaining 40% will go to the Anthony Burdeyn Heritage Scholarship at the Culinary Institute of America, a scholarship helping students spend a semester abroad or doing a program in international cuisines or cultures.
Known for his global cuisine exhibition through "Parts Unknown" and "No Reserves," along with his ability to write books such as "Confidential Kitchen," Burdein's death shocked many.