So, the auction begins today with sixty percent of the proceeds going to Bourdain’s estranged wife, Ottavia Busia, and his daughter Ariane, the rest to a new scholarship at the Culinary Institute of America. Although Bourdain did some planning, one wonders if this is the result he would have wished for. Structured better, his estate could have left more protected for his daughter.

Anthony Bourdain’s Personal Belongings, Including His Chef’s Knife, Are Heading to Auction Next Month