Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
2013, 9 seasons to date
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Tony will explore several regions of the country from the mountains down to the Caribbean coast to the coca leaf growing inlands formerly controlled by drug cartels.
The two funniest and most brilliant chef/restaurateurs in Canada take us across Canada by rail.
Parts Unknown takes a close look at the mash-up of cultures that comprise this uniquely American state by sampling its food - a combination of Spanish, Mediterranean, Mexican, Pueblo and even chuck-wagon influences. New Mexico is also a land of drugs, guns, monster vehicles, and possibly extraterrestrials. It may also be the perfect place to investigate the underside of the Western cowboy ideal.
This episode explores the food and natural beauty of Copenhagen, the economic and cultural center of Denmark.
In this food-centric episode, Bourdain accompanies world-renowned chef/restaurateur Daniel Boulud as they travel back to Boulud's hometown of Lyon, France for a "once-in-a-lifetime" pilgrimage to the city's rich food culture and legendary chefs, with a focus on Nouvelle Cuisine innovator Paul Bocuse.
Bourdain travels to Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Cuernavaca to commune with local residents who express their passion through food, art, and the struggle for an improved quality of life. Bourdain talks with journalist Anabel Hernández on the impact of the area's drug trade-related violence and how it affects local quality of life.
Bourdain heads to Paraguay to track down the story of his great-great grandfather who moved from France to Uruguay and then to Paraguay. As a backdrop to that story, the viewers get to learn about the country's history, food and personality of its people.
Parts Unknown travels to the host's "first love," with a look at Hue, a city in central Vietnam, including excursions to the Dong Ba market, Vinh Moc tunnels, the Duyen Anh restaurant, and the Citadel. Sampled dishes include Com Hen, Bun Bo Hue and a special bird's nest soup.
Bourdain visits one of his favorite cities in Europe, Glasgow. He makes his first stop at the Old College Bar for a pint, learns knife defense techniques from instructor Mark Davies, and tests his physical endurance while stalking red stag with writer A.A. Gill in the Scottish Highlands. Along the way Bourdain indulges in some surprising Scottish fare including deep-fried haggis, roasted grouse with bread sauce, and fresh venison.
Unspoiled paradise or microcosm for the end of times? With acclaimed film director Darren Aronofsky (Noah, Requiem for a Dream, The Black Swan, Pi) as his travel companion, Bourdain explores this island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa. Starting the journey in the chaotic, crowded capital city Tana, Bourdain samples the cuisine of legendary Malagasy chef Mariette Andrianjaka, including a goose specialty and and broth with chicken and ginger.
The alluring island of Okinawa is explored by Bourdain from historical, political, cultural and culinary perspectives.
Bourdain takes a journey to the Bay Area to practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, heal through food, and enjoy some soul food at Real Miss Ollie's.
Life on the Greek islands, home to a fiercely independent and proud population, is relatively secluded, steeped in tradition, and revolves around local food, wine, close friends and family. On theisland of Naxos, Bourdain heads offshore to dive to a sunken ship wreck,drink raki with the local residents, and sample cuisine fresh from the fishing boat, including octopus salad, salatouri (skate), and rofos (grouper) with olive oil and lemon. While exploring the island, he meets with politically outspoken musical group, The Stray Bitches, and travels to the mountainous ...
Bourdain visits the Crow reservation, hunts with podcast host Joe Rogan, and eats dinner at Butte institution Lydia's supper club.
Michelin star chef Eric Ripert is introduced to China and Sichuan province by host and good friend Bourdain who tests his endurance with mouth-numbing, sinisterly spicy meals (like green peppercorn fish).
Visiting London, post Brexit vote, Bourdain finds comfort in classic British cuisine including roast bone marrow at chef Fergus Henderson's famed restaurant St. John, and Scotch eggs at Princess Victoria Pub with Nigella Lawson, plus a meeting with revered artist Ralph Steadman at his studio.
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Bourdain discovers a hub of international cuisines and cultures in the New York City Borough of Queens.