Hong Kong, "Where we really started to hit our story telling stride -- technically, stylistically. Login. That's not an apology for anything. Awesome! Anthony Bourdain riffs on each of his favorite episodes from over the years. Anthony Bourdain wasn't just the host of the award-winning CNN series "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown." The Lower East Side was in many ways the cradle of New York: where new arrivals first settled, built communities and later moved on to be replaced by others. ET and 6 p.m. PT on CNN. Season 8, Episode 1 Holiday Special 2011. Share on social media. Both outdoor adventure and mind-blowing gastronomical experiment, Tony goes behind the scenes with Cook It Raw in Japan. Norah Jones sings, Samantha Brown shoots a … Tony will have native chef Ludo Lefebvre as his personal guide to explore the real Burgundy. Tony goes on a barbecue-eating binge with good friend and sidekick Zamir in Kansas City. "Like any other episode of 'Parts Unknown,' whether in Vietnam or Nigeria or any city in the United States, this West Virginia episode is a plea for understanding of the people whose personal histories, sense of pride, independence and daunting challenges deserve respect. The final meal at Arzak? His thirst for knowledge and understanding also led him to West Virginia, a place that ended up enchanting him. Food nerds bemoan the demise of this kind of hour of straight up '"how-to'" and here we have Thomas Keller, Dave Pasternack, Jacques Pepin, Laurent Tourandel and Scott Conant all teaching very basic techniques and dishes in what I believe to be a definitive and approachable way. Take a look back at some of his best episodes. Watch Parts Unknown Sundays at 9PM ET/PT on CNN. Who makes the best hummus? I can tell you that Barack Obama was, in spite of having had a high-ranking leader of the Taliban whacked in Pakistan a few days previous, very relaxed and at ease. Tony dives into Austin during the South by Southwest music festival. Editor's Note — Watch seven of Anthony Bourdain's favorite "Parts Unknown" episodes starting Saturday at 9 p.m. Login with Facebook. I ate spectacularly well -- from family meals with the Takayamas and kaiseki in. IMDb TV IMDb Originals Latest Trailers. I was very, very happy to be there. He could -- like his brother, like many of his friends from school -- have easily remained in the town of his birth. Follow him on his adventures to new locations that pique his interest as he sets out to solve the mysteries of what makes the Croatian coast the Riviera du jour, what lies in post-colonial Mozambique, and why is Anthony's second-largest fan base in Finland? It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. I was enchanted, both by the people I met and by McDowell County's mist-covered small towns. He was the core and the heart. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 June 2019, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. So here goes nothing. ", "I think this show has some of the best, most straight- up food porn we've ever shot. Huge swaths of it were abandoned, ruined or simply empty. The hills of West Virginia are breathtakingly beautiful. It's easily the most contentious piece of real estate in the world. Tony travels around what many say is THE best food region in Italy, Emilia Romagna, in a Ferrari with renowned Chef Michael White. This is not a black-and-white world, as much as people would like to portray it as such. Maybe that's why it took me so long to come here, a place where even the names of ordinary things are ferociously disputed. ", "I'm combining these episodes because they constitute a body of work -- a filthy, totally prurient interest kind of work -- that I'm really proud of. Of Iran, Bourdain had this to say: "The brief, narrow slice of Iran we give you in this episode of 'Parts Unknown' is only one part of a much deeper, multihued, very old and very complicated story.". Video availability outside of United Kingdom varies. Tony crosses the border to visit Tijuana and Baja Norte. Anthony Bourdain wasn't just the host of the award-winning CNN series "Parts Unknown" -- he was the core and the heart. Tony and Chef Eric Ripert have lunch at Chef Gérald Passédat's Le Petit Nice in the "Parts Unknown" Marseille episode. Like anything as ancient and as beautiful as the Persian Empire, it's worth, I think, looking further. Traveling with Chef Masa in Japan allowed Tony to see a "truly different view of Japan.". No Reservations continues a beloved Holiday tradition as Tony experiences an unusual and disorienting holiday. All of them happy. ", "I'm really proud of this episode because I believe it to be the most awesome '"stand and stir'" instructional hour in maybe ... the history of television. He was its modest star, skilled producer, inevitable crew mentor and passionate creator. Celebs . By the end of this episode, I'll be seen by many as a terrorist sympathizer, a Zionist tool, a self-hating Jew, an apologist for American imperialism, an Orientalist, socialist, fascist, CIA agent and worse. Another delicious episode from the groundbreaking Anthony Bourdain! This was -- whatever you think of it -- pretty groundbreaking stuff for food-and travel-related television. Joining Tony around the table are celebrated writer Bill Buford, "Nightlife Queen of New York" Amy Sacco, TV personality Ted Allen, and magazine editor and former gossip columnist Chris Wilson. Season 8 Season 8.0 Season 7.0 Season 6.0 Season 5.0 Season 4.0 Season 3.0 Season 2.1 Season 2.0 Season 1.2 Season 1.1 Season 1.0 Season 0.0 Change Season. ", "It's the most outrageous and creative and risky (and beautiful) episode to date. Join the party! Login. Anthony Bourdain had a way with people -- and he had a way with words. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 September 2020. © 2020 Discovery or its subsidiaries and affiliates. In this special episode of "No Reservations," Tony Bourdain's Christmas takes a turn towards the bizarre.