Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Apr 14, 2013
With the slight relaxation of control by the government of Myanmar, Tony is finally able to explore one of the most fabled and beautiful areas of Asia.
Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Apr 14, 2013
With the slight relaxation of control by the government of Myanmar, Tony is finally able to explore one of the most fabled and beautiful areas of Asia.
Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Apr 21, 2013
Tony takes Los Angeles--but with a twist. No Hollywood sign, no Beverly Hills. Instead, he zeroes in on a three-square-mile area of the city known as Koreatown, where he finds a tight-knit community still marked by the 1992 Rodney King riots.
Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Apr 28, 2013
The public face of Colombia has changed immensely over the past ten years and is still changing for the better. 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.
Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: May 5, 2013
The two funniest and most brilliant chef/restaurateurs in Canada, Joe Beef's Dave McMillan and Fred Morin, take us across Canada by rail.
Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: May 12, 2013
What Burroughs called "Interzone", where artists like Burroughs, Bowles, Rimbaud, Verlaine, the Rolling Stones sought escape from Western moral prohibitions and the possibilities of great empty spaces. But what is it like now?
Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: May 19, 2013
Libyan hip-hop, Italian restaurants, tribal allegiances and post-war uncertainty in Libya. Bourdain looks at the country through personal stories, food--and the music of anti-Qaddafi rapper expats who returned to fight.
Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Jun 2, 2013
Tony and his friend, world-renowned chef Eric Ripert, explore the far reaches of indigenous Andes in search of a rare variety of wild cocoa that is said to be the "best" in the world. They move from hip, modern Lima back in time into pre-Colombian Peru.
Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Jun 9, 2013
Bourdain looks at the Congo as one of the more industrialized powers in Africa now largely crumbled to nothingness and chaos with Tim Butcher author of Blood River.
Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Sep 15, 2013
In the season premiere of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, the host and crew make their first trip to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.
Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Sep 22, 2013
Explores Andalucía during Semana Santa (Holy Week, leading up to Easter), a time filled with great pageantry and excitement.
Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Sep 29, 2013
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.
Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Oct 6, 2013
This episode explores the food and natural beauty of Copenhagen, the economic and cultural center of Denmark.
Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Oct 13, 2013
Parts Unknown explores the Sicilian way of life, which puts a premium on savoring family, life, and food. Bourdain travels in search of those foods as he eats his way around the island.
Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Oct 20, 2013
In this episode, Bourdain visits the suburb of Hillbrow (which remains a dangerous locale), spends a day in the life of a taxi driver and discovers the culture and food that make up modern day Johannesburg.
Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Nov 3, 2013
Japan is a paradox. The low birthrate, the dedication, the conformity, and the life of a salary man are well known. There is also a competitive and rigid culture that gives way to some unique subcultures. Bourdain has traveled to Tokyo countless times, but on this trip, he is in search of the city's dark, extreme, and bizarrely fetishistic underside.
Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Nov 10, 2013
Few cities have experienced such a dramatic economic rise and fall of Detroit. In this episode of Parts Unknown, Bourdain explores the past, present and future of the Motor City.
Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Apr 13, 2014
In the Season 3 premiere of "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown," Tony explores Punjab -- one of the most beautiful and relatively unknown areas of India. Punjab is the Sikh Holy Land, and is also India's agricultural breadbasket.
Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Apr 20, 2014
Anthony Bourdain travels to Las Vegas, a city known for over-indulgence, with food author Michael Ruhlman and visits locales that include Huntridge Tavern (in the shadow of the strip), and famed restaurant é by Jose Andres.
Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Apr 27, 2014
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.
Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: May 4, 2014
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.
Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: May 11, 2014
On the eve of the Olympic games in Sochi, Bourdain takes his first trip in nearly 10 years to Russia, accompanied by his longtime traveling partner Zamir Gotta. Looking through the lens of a now Putin-controlled Russia, Bourdain confers with prominent locals, visits Moscow's historic Metropol Hotel, takes the Grand Express train to St. Petersburg, and explores the drinking and dining scene.
Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: May 11, 2014
Bourdain goes off the beaten path and explores some of the food and history of Mississippi including downtown Jackson's Big Apple Inn, known for its "Pig Ear Sandwich" and as a Civil Rights Era gathering place, and then travels into the Mississippi Delta to Po' Monkey's Social Club, a juke joint located in an old sharecropper structure.
Episode: 3x07 | Airdate: Jun 1, 2014
Anthony treks to the Chiang Mai province of Northern Thailand where he catches up with celebrated chef Andy Ricker of Pok Pik restaurants fame to explore the country's diverse and various seasonal eating and drinking scene.
Episode: 3x08 | Airdate: Jun 8, 2014
Bourdain and his crew head to the Chiang Mai province of Northern Thailand along with celebrated chef and Thai food specialist Andy Ricker (Pok Pok restaurants) to explore the country's distinctive eating and drinking scene that varies by region and season.
Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Sep 28, 2014
Anthony Bourdain explores Shanghai by savoring classic, home-style cuisine at restaurants that include Chun and Fuchun Xiaolong and converses with locals who give their take on their country's booming economy and expanding global influence.
Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Oct 5, 2014
Bourdain explores the widely diverse cuisines and cultures found in the NYC borough just north of Manhattan. Bronx mainstays Afrika Bambaataa, Mellle Mel, and Baron Ambrosia help guide the host through the music, food, art, and other offerings of this often misunderstood part of the city.
Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Oct 12, 2014
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.
Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Oct 19, 2014
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.
Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Oct 26, 2014
Parts Unknown travels to Tanzania for an African safari adventure. Bourdain visits Zanzibar, a one-time slave trade hub and enjoys the island's famous foods, from mandazi to street food, including grilled seafood and the famous Zanzibari pizza. On an excursion to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, Bourdain comes face to face with lions, elephants, and the great migration.
Episode: 4x06 | Airdate: Nov 2, 2014
Bourdain and his crew take their long-awaited inaugural trip to Iran exploring Tehran and Isfahan, and sites that include Imam Square, the Borje Milad, mosques, and ancient caravanserai. The cuisine includes Dizi, Fesenjan, Biryani, and Tahdig. Local guides for this tour include Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, who were subsequently detained by the Iranian government.
Episode: 4x07 | Airdate: Nov 9, 2014
Bourdain takes a very personal trip to Provincetown; we visit The Atlantic House and The Lobster Pot where he started his culinary career, and he candidly discusses his descent into heroin addiction, recovery and other nuggets of his past.
Episode: 4x08 | Airdate: Nov 16, 2014
Bourdain heads to Jamaica, a destination well known for delicious Caribbean delicacies and feel-good vibes. The host travels along the Northeast region of the island and explores life in Port Antonio and Winnifred Beach. He also delves into the importance of music legend Bob Marley, with his producer Chris Blackwell, and takes a side trip to the home of author Ian Fleming (the setting of James Bond novels). A main topic in this episode is the ever-burgeoning tourist industry and how it continues to affect the local population.
Episode: 5x01 | Airdate: Apr 26, 2015
The season premiere of Parts Unknown uses reverse chronology to tell the story of the host's return trip to South Korea after a 10-year absence. Bourdain experiences the nuances of hyper-modern Seoul which has its sights set on becoming the world's top exporter of popular culture. Food options include Korean fried chicken, and a vintage Korean "army" stew, budae jjigae, with Spam, canned baked beans, frankfurters, ramen noodles and Kimchi.
Episode: 5x02 | Airdate: May 3, 2015
"Curiosity pays unexpected dividends," observes Iggy Pop, legendary rock musician, Miami resident and one of Bourdain's local guides in this multi-faceted, seductive city. The host visits favorite haunt Club Deuce bar, the B&M market in "Little Haiti" for cow foot soup, Islas Canarias with chef Michelle Bernstein for a different take on the Cuban sandwich, and explores "The Miami Sound" with Questlove and Willie Clark (founder, Deep City Records).
Episode: 5x03 | Airdate: May 10, 2015
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.
Episode: 5x04 | Airdate: May 17, 2015
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 broth with chicken and ginger.
Episode: 5x05 | Airdate: May 31, 2015
Bourdain travels to his childhood home state with his brother Chris and rekindles memories at a classic roadside joint Hiram's, known for its fried hotdogs, and Barnegat Light in Ocean County. He heads further down the shore to Atlantic City and stops by the Knife and Fork, Docks Oyster House with local reporter Brian Donohue, the Baltimore Grill to see husband and wife comedians Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane, and tours Asbury Park with none other than famed musician Southside Johnny.
Episode: 5x06 | Airdate: Jun 7, 2015
Drawing inspiration from iconic Hungarian born cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, Bourdain explores the beauty, culture, history, architecture, and food of Budapest. The culinary dishes sampled during his journey include goulash, fisherman's soup, blood sausage, stuffed cabbage and, during a stop at restaurant Pleh Csarda, a golden brown pancake heaped with chicken liver and bone marrow, fried schnitzel and venison stew.
Episode: 5x07 | Airdate: Jun 14, 2015
In this episode of Parts Unknown, Bourdain explores the other Hawaii, the one that those 8 million tourists don't see when they descend on the islands every year. Tony meets with travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux, Chef Andrew Le of Pig and the Lady in Honolulu, talent manager Shep Gordon and communes with residents of Molokai for a meal at an ancient oceanside fish pond.
Episode: 5x08 | Airdate: Jun 21, 2015
The season five finale takes the host back to Beirut. Nicknamed "The Paris of the Middle East," its nightlife is infamous, the population beautiful, and its cuisine legendary. During his travels, Bourdain meets up with freestyle artist Double A The Preecherman in the Mar Mikhael neighborhood, has a classic Lebanese meal with writer, publisher, activist Joumana Haddad, and visits a Syrian community in southern Beirut with CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh.
Episode: 6x01 | Airdate: Sep 27, 2015
In the season six premiere, Bourdain explores Cuba – just as the half-century U.S. embargo softens and economic and social progress loom – from its bustling capital city Havana, to the slower paced, music mecca Santiago. Sampled food includes pig's head soup with plantains and pumpkin, flan in a beer can, and dogfish ceviche with pickled vegetables. The tour culminates with a dialogue-free tracking shot capturing the hopeful anxiety of its people, seemingly waiting for something to start.
Episode: 6x02 | Airdate: Oct 4, 2015
Bourdain and his travel companion, chef Eric Ripert (Le Bernardin), visit France's oldest city to experience its stew of cultures and cuisines, indulging in chef Gerald Passedat's famous bouillabaisse, the classic pied et paquets, Algerian couscous and as much salumi and Corsican cheeses as they can handle. The pair also meet crime novelist Cedric Fabre, esteemed chef Georgiana Viou, and journalist Gilles Rof.
Episode: 6x03 | Airdate: Oct 11, 2015
The alluring island of Okinawa, which endures tragic memories from World War II battles, is explored by Bourdain from historical, political, cultural and culinary perspectives. The tour includes a bloodless bullfight over a bowl of Yakisoba, a retrospective meal of Tundabun with the city's former governor, and a demonstration of open-hand karate experienced first-hand by Bourdain.
Episode: 6x04 | Airdate: Oct 18, 2015
Bourdain visits the Bay Areas of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose to take a personal journey – in martial arts training with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor Kurt Osiander, and healing through food, featuring dinner at the original Trader Vic's with author Sean Wilsey (Oh the Glory of it All) and at soul food restaurant Real Miss Ollie's with Bobby Seale (Black Panthers founding member).
Episode: 6x05 | Airdate: Oct 25, 2015
Acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson (Red Rooster, Aquavit) and his wife Maya take Bourdain on a personal tour of their native country to experience this nation beyond the headlines, first in Addis Ababa where they sample injera bread and beyaynetu platters, followed by drinking Turbo and eating Tibs with local skateboarding pioneers, listening to the traditional music of Azmari singers and legendary Ethiopian-jazz musician, Mahmoud Ahmed, a sampling Ethiopian coffee and a village feast with Maya's family in the Gurage region.
Episode: 6x06 | Airdate: Nov 1, 2015
After a 10 year absence, Bourdain abides by his promise to return, dining on chicken rendang for a reunion meal at Aunty Aini's, taking a boat ride to Kuching, traveling back to the longhouse at Entalau to attend the Gawai Rice Festival, and acquiring a new hand-tapped tattoo, prefaced by a stop in "street food paradise" Kuala Lumpur for pork noodles and black pepper crab.
Episode: 6x07 | Airdate: Nov 8, 2015
The cliché East meets West rings true in Istanbul as Bourdain explores its confluence of food, culture, and politics, featuring a Turkish breakfast with old friend Esra, an oil wrestling tournament, and lunch at an Armenian restaurant near the Golden Horn. Bourdain leaves the urban sprawl of Istanbul for Sedef Island and a meal with author and philosopher Gündüz Vassaf and celebrated Turkish actress Serra Yilmaz.
Episode: 6x08 | Airdate: Nov 15, 2015
For the season finale, Bourdain travels with "one of America's most important chefs," Sean Brock, to sample Charleston's varied food offerings including traditional Gullah cuisine, and oyster pie and shrimp and grits at Brock's restaurant Husk with actor and a Charleston resident, Bill Murray.
Episode: 7x01 | Airdate: Apr 24, 2016
In the season seven premiere, Bourdain explores the Philippines during Christmas season and travels through the festive streets of Manila to taste the fast food wonder Jollibee, try the sweet, milky drink, Halo-Halo, and indulge in the classic dish, Sizzling Pork Sisig. The trip continues with the host accompanied by cover band "Keystone," as they dine on Adobo, a simmered pork-chicken dish. The tour concludes with a family meal of Kare-Kare and the opening of the Balikbayan box.
Episode: 7x02 | Airdate: May 1, 2016
Chicago's iconic Old Town Ale House and its colorful patrons are the gateway to Bourdain's tour of the "City by the Lake," which includes the host dining on breaded steak sandwiches at Ricobene's with music producer Steve Albini, sampling Mapo Doufu at Chinatown's Sze Chuan with Chef Stephanie Izard, and a home cooked meal with Chicago-raised rapper Lupe Fiasco and his mom, plus a tour of comedy mecca Second City with mainstage performer Paul Jurewicz.
Episode: 7x03 | Airdate: May 8, 2016
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 the island of Naxos, Bourdain heads offshore to dive to a sunken shipwreck, 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 a politically outspoken musical group, The Stray Bitches, and travels to the mountainous village of Apeiranthos where he attends a traditional celebration in the town square.
Episode: 7x04 | Airdate: May 15, 2016
Bourdain traverses big sky country and embraces Montana's distinctive history and culture with a visit to Crow reservation to watch horse relay racing and feast on buffalo steak, pheasant hunting with podcast host Joe Rogan, dinner at Butte institution Lydia's Supper Club (est 1946), and by going underground in the Orphan Boy Mine with State Senator Jim Keane. A conversation with his friend, famed writer Jim Harrison, who passed away in March 2016, encapsulates the Montana experience.
Episode: 7x05 | Airdate: May 22, 2016
Sidekick Zamir Gotta temporarily upstages Bourdain in this tour of the mountainous Eurasian country Georgia, featuring the cities Tbilisi, Batumi, and Khurvaleti (bordering Russia), with traditional dishes that include spicy chashashuli stew, chkmeruli at Café Gabriadze and an epic meal at the Black Lion. On the political front, acclaimed journalist Tamara Chergoleishvili (Tabula magazine editor-in-chief) offers Bourdain an insider's POV of her country's changing views.
Episode: 7x06 | Airdate: May 29, 2016
Bourdain explores the distinct culture of the West African nation Senegal, which despite its deep-rooted religious beliefs, is known for its nightlife, global musical influence, vibrant fashion scene, rich food culture and history of tolerance. Featured guides on this journey include Chef Pierre Thiam, NPR Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist Arcton, and famed musician Youssou N'Dour, for conversation and a taste of maffe, a much loved rich beef stew, popular throughout West Africa.
Episode: 7x07 | Airdate: Jun 5, 2016
The 40-day Cologne Carnival celebration sets the tone for Bourdain's visit to this city that boasts many delicacies (kolsch, mett, blood sausage with himmel und erde, schnitzel), and maintains a peaceful atmosphere and sense of tolerance, despite the recent New Year's Eve assaults linked to incoming refugees, which the host discusses with the locals.
Episode: 7x08 | Airdate: Jun 12, 2016
Bourdain's trip to meat-centric Buenos Aires features a meal at famous local spot Don Carlito's and an after-hours soccer match.
Episode: 8x01 | Airdate: Sep 25, 2016
Inspired by Graham Greene's words "... whatever you're looking for, you will find here..." Bourdain joins the throngs of locals as he motorbikes through Vietnam's capital, traverses its rapidly changing cityscape, and indulges in its singular cuisine with President Barack Obama, who, over a dish of Bun Cha, shares personal stories and reflects on his own international travels.
Episode: 8x02 | Airdate: Oct 2, 2016
Anthony Bourdain absorbs the tastes, sights, and sounds of Music City, U.S.A., from chef Josh Habiger's Catbird Seat and Bolton's famous hot chicken, to a night of cooking, drinking and rocking out with singer Alison Mosshart, and her bandmates. The episode features performances by The Kills, Dead Weather and Margo Price. that Music City, U.S.A., has to offer.
Episode: 8x03 | Airdate: Oct 16, 2016
Michelin star chef, and all around good sport, Eric Ripert is introduced to China and Sichuan province by host and good friend Bourdain. Bourdain takes Ripert to the Sichuan province capital, Chengdu, testing his endurance with mouth-numbing, sinisterly spicy meals (like green peppercorn fish). They also visit the world's largest stone Buddha, seek out a local favorite rabbit head snack, and visit a legendary distillery for some Baijiu, a fermented sorghum wine. Ripert will never forget this trip.
Episode: 8x04 | Airdate: Oct 23, 2016
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, Scotch eggs at Princess Victoria Pub with Nigella Lawson, and pig's trotter a la Pierre Koffman with chef Marco Pierre White at the Rudloe Arms, plus a meeting with revered artist Ralph Steadman at his studio.
Episode: 8x05 | Airdate: Oct 30, 2016
Looking beyond oil, NASA, and football, Bourdain explores Houston's diverse cultures, taking in a Bollywood-style dance in a grocery store, a Quinceañera in suburban Pasadena, and the city's slab car parade, while making time for Viet-Bayou crawfish, East Texas barbecue, and a Congolese-Cajun stew.
Episode: 8x06 | Airdate: Nov 13, 2016
Guided by world-renowned chef Masa Takayama, Bourdain's return trip to Japan begins with a tour of outdoor food markets in Kanazawa where they sample uni, steak-sized oysters, and grilled eel liver, followed by a conversation with an ex-geisha at her teahouse, and comes full circle with a special omakase experience at Tokyo's acclaimed Ginza restaurant, Sushi Koi, where Masa trained as an apprentice.
Episode: 8x07 | Airdate: Nov 20, 2016
A carouse through Argentina, where chicken is considered vegan and psychoanalysis is a part of everyday life. An inculcation to the thinning middle class, successful integration of multiculturalism and to their pastimes such as weekly carnivals, amateur football and laid back airplane counting.
Episode: 8x08 | Airdate: Nov 27, 2016
Bourdain explores the Brazilian heartland, home to baroque architecture, lush hillsides and mineiro cuisine which includes broiled chicken served in a sauce made using its own blood.
Episode: 8x09 | Airdate: Dec 4, 2016
Led by his cinematic tour guides, actress Asia Argento, screenwriter/director Abel Ferrara, and larger-than-life Romans, Anthony experiences a Rome for the locals; Friends Corner trattoria in Lido di Ostia; Trattoria Morgana; a trip to E.U.R. zone built by Mussolini.
Episode: 9x01 | Airdate: Apr 30, 2017
An alternative tour of Los Angeles by Bourdain focuses on the impact and contributions of its less photographed and often overlooked Latino communities. From downtown, for Oaxaqueno specialties at Gish Bac and redefined Mexican food from chef Ray Garcia at Broken Spanish, to Hollywood, for a health-conscious but savory dinner with actor Danny Trejo (Machete) at Trejo's Cantina, the host experiences this vibrant culture against a backdrop of LA glamor.
Episode: 9x02 | Airdate: May 7, 2017
Bourdain visits the coastal city of San Sebastian in the Basque Country, famous for its spectacular views and incomparable fresh seafood. Alongside friend and renowned chef Juan Mari Arzak, Bourdain dines at favorite haunt Ganbara for its popular dish of seared wild mushrooms and foie gras with raw egg yolk and is given a taste of the finest Basque delicacies prepared simply, including grilled turbot at famed restaurant Elkano, in Getaria.
Episode: 9x03 | Airdate: May 14, 2017
The rich sensory experience of Laos with its enchanting scenery, distinctive aromas, and exceptional food are explored in Bourdain's trip to this Southeast Asian country which also continues to suffer the effects of the Secret War by the U.S in the 1960's-1970's. In his travels, the host takes in a boat festival, dines on imperial dishes at the Ban Lao Hotel prepared by Mama Vahn, and communes with residents who have fallen victim to active bombs that still pepper the countryside.
Episode: 9x04 | Airdate: May 21, 2017
Bourdain discovers a hub of international cuisines and cultures in the New York City Borough of Queens. Traveling via the No. 7 train, the host dines on morcilla (blood sausage) with Sean Basinski of the Street Vendor Project in Corona, samples Chinese food in Flushing with Swet Shop Boys member Himanshu Suri, imbibes at historic Neirs Tavern (seen in GoodFellas) in Woodhaven, eats a Tibetan dinner at Lhasa Fast Food in Jackson Heights, and takes a detour to Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park with his Appetites cookbook co-author Laurie Woolever.
Episode: 9x05 | Airdate: Jun 4, 2017
Bourdain travels to the bottom of the world to experience the serene beauty and mystery of the driest, coldest, windiest place on earth. Taken under the wings of such hearty residents as scientists, contractors and the U.S. military, Bourdain's adventures include a helicopter view of the largest active volcano in the southern hemisphere, a snowmobile drive over 8 ft. thick sea ice, a visit with a colony of Adele penguins, and a trip the South Pole.
Episode: 9x06 | Airdate: Jun 11, 2017
Bourdain takes his first journey to the Sultanate of Oman and finds a peaceful land of remarkable beauty that defies expectations. His travels include the capital city Muscat, as well as port city Muttrah to restaurant Bait Al Luban for shuwa, a special dish made from the complex process of cooking meat buried in the ground for days over hot coals, and Sharqiya Sands, on the edge of the Empty Quarter, to dine with the local Bedouins who inhabit the world's largest sand desert.
Episode: 9x07 | Airdate: Jun 25, 2017
A trip to the Caribbean uncovers how the island of Trinidad has turned a history of colonialism and slavery into a non-stop celebration of multicultural food, music and good times. Bourdain visits Port of Spain, a vibrant city of African, Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern influence, where he dines on curried duck, doubles (floppy Indian bread topped with curry chickpeas, mango) and fish in tahini sauce with Trinidadians of contrasting cultures. While the Carnival lifestyle revolves around liming (hanging out) and whining (dancing), Bourdain questions the extent to which this non-stop bacchanal distracts residents from the country's growing list of social ills.
Episode: 9x08 | Airdate: Jul 2, 2017
Food takes center stage on this tour of the northern Portugal city by Bourdain, whose local travel companions include his former Les Halles boss Jose Meirelles. A sumptuous pig tripe dinner at A Cozinha do Martinho, an at-home meal of sea lamprey and a stop at Café O Afonso for local specialty Francesinha highlight the trip which culminates with a traditional food celebration in the Douro Valley countryside.
Episode: 10x01 | Airdate: Oct 1, 2017
Bourdain tours the historically rich streets of Singapore and immerses himself in the vast array of multicultural foods found throughout this island city-state. An old-school style prawn mee lunch with his go-to Singaporean food guide, KF Seetoh, and a trip down to the Muslim quarter for a soup-like dish of wontons, rice cake, coconut gravy, vegetables, and hard boiled eggs are included in the host's cuisine-driven excursion. Bourdain also explores the dichotomy of Singapore society that is known for its tolerance of diverse cultures, generous social services, and sanctioned diversions (ex. legalized brothels, casinos), and the restriction of such basic civil liberties as freedom of the press and privacy.
Episode: 10x02 | Airdate: Oct 8, 2017
The gloves are off and the rivalry continues as Bourdain and his long time friend, three-Michelin-starred chef Eric Ripert, embark on a ski-and-cheese-filled journey through the French Alps – home advantage Ripert? Bourdain gets a glimpse into Ripert's early life while tending a little too closely to cows, and overindulging in delicious cheese dishes. The pair team up to prepare a French meal, featuring caviar and steak au poivre, with the help of Ripert's mentor Maurice Guillouet. Bourdain and Ripert also venture across the Italian border to La Maison Rose and surrender to Bourdain's love of pasta with gnocchi, ravioli, and polenta.
Episode: 10x03 | Airdate: Oct 15, 2017
Once considered the most dangerous city in the world, Lagos is, in many ways, the epicenter of modern Africa. The driving force of the city is a pervasive, almost pathologically positive outlook, a sincerely entrenched "can do" spirit. The ingenuity of the Nigerian people is the focus of Bourdain's travels as he explores its food, music, and rich cultural diversity. Among the food offerings are fresh fish dishes, spicy soups, a great deal of beef, and the ubiquitous pounded yam. Bourdain also spends time with Femi, Seun and Yeni Kuti, the children of Fela Kuti, a family that is still at the heart of Lagos' creative, political and cultural scene.
Episode: 10x04 | Airdate: Oct 22, 2017
Bourdain delves into a dining scene at a crossroads: part iconic steel city defined by blue-collar, working-class comfort food – steak and potatoes, sausage and sauerkraut – and part foodie boom-town catering to the new high-tech industry. Bourdain criss-crosses the fault lines of old and new by sitting down with, among others, professional wrestlers, a civil rights activist, and writer and Pittsburgh native Stewart O'Nan. Pioneer chefs of the city's burgeoning restaurant scene Sonja Finn and Justin Severino host a back-country pig roast. And chef Kevin Suousa serves grass fed beef short ribs at his new restaurant, Superior Motors.
Episode: 10x05 | Airdate: Oct 29, 2017
As peace spreads throughout Sri Lanka following the end of its brutal civil war, Bourdain travels to the once divided nation to experience the reinvigorated people, food and landscapes. Starting in Colombo, the country's capital, Bourdain discovers change in in a place he visited nearly a decade ago as he enjoys street food on The Galle Face Green, dining on light curries and lots of seafood. Taking a 10-hour train to the northern "time capsule" city of Jaffna, Bourdain experiences crab curry, a dish he calls the "holy grail of Sri Lankan cuisine," for its spicy and fiery flavors.
Episode: 10x06 | Airdate: Nov 5, 2017
When Bourdain heads to Puerto Rico to check out the reality behind the piña coladas and fancy resorts, he finds natural splendor, delicious food and warm people, all against the background of a seemingly insurmountable economic crisis. Bourdain also learns why Puerto Ricans are so devoted to their homeland, and so determined to stay there. He samples ‘grandma food' at a restaurant that evokes a simple traditional Puerto Rican home, cracks open the freshest crabs at a rustic spot on the beach, joins singer Tito Auger for a meal with friends and enjoys some of the best lechon (roast pork) around. A trip to the small island of Vieques rounds out his experience, with a meal at a sustainable farm and an optimistic discussion about strategies for a better future for the region and its people.
Episode: 10x07 | Airdate: Nov 19, 2017
Bourdain immerses himself in the "boom or bust" city of Seattle. Two industries are reshaping the city and its culture – tech and the newly legalized cannabis industry. Bourdain gets the skinny on the "tech bro" invasion of Capitol Hill, throws back a dozen succulent oysters at the Taylor Shellfish Company and enjoys fish & chips at the Pacific Inn Pub with band members of The Gods Themselves. Along the way, he also hangs out with legendary Seattle rocker, Mark Lanegan and mad food scientist, Nathan Myhrvold.
Episode: 10x08 | Airdate: Nov 26, 2017
The "Heel of the Boot" draws Bourdain back in time as he visits the largely untouched landscapes and colorful locals of Southern Italy and a culture steeped in both Christian and Pagan traditions. Unlike any other part of Italy, locals here perform a Taranta dance and speak the ancient language of "Grieco." The local cuisine of the Southern Italy is showcased during a meal with Italian-American film director Francis Ford Coppola at his hotel, Palazzo Margherita, where Bourdain is served traditional dishes of the Basilicata region like ‘Pecora Pastorale,' a Summer preparation of mutton and herbs.
Episode: S02 Special | Airdate: Sep 15, 2013
Anthony looks back on the most memorable moments of Season 1.
Episode: S03 Special | Airdate: Apr 12, 2014
A retrospective of Season Two with a preview to Season Three.
Episode: S03 Special | Airdate: Apr 12, 2014
A retrospective of Season Two with a preview to Season Three.
Episode: S04 Special | Airdate: Sep 28, 2014
Anthony looks back on the most memorable moments of Season 3.
Episode: S05 Special | Airdate: Apr 26, 2015
Viewers choose their favorite moments from past seasons.
Episode: S05 Special | Airdate: Apr 26, 2015
Anthony looks back on the most memorable moments of Season 4.
Episode: S06 Special | Airdate: Sep 27, 2015
Anthony looks back on the most memorable moments of Season 5.
Episode: S07 Special | Airdate: Apr 24, 2016
Highlights of the past season and sneak peek of the new season.
Episode: S08 Special | Airdate: Sep 24, 2016
Anthony looks back on the best of Season 7; Season 8 sneak peek.
Episode: S09 Special | Airdate: Apr 23, 2017
"Prime Cuts,'' is a one-hour program hosted by Anthony Bourdain that takes a look back at the previous season of ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown' featuring recaps, out-takes, and commentary; including a sneak peek into season 9.
Episode: S10 Special | Airdate: Oct 1, 2017
In Prime Cuts: Through The Seasons series executive producer Chris Collins asks Bourdain to reflect upon the 10 seasons of Parts Unknown, featuring recaps, out-takes and commentary.
Episode: S10 Special | Airdate: Nov 12, 2017
He's celebrated as America's first celebrity chef, yet Jeremiah Tower's name has been virtually left out of food history -- until now. CNN Films' "Jeremiah Tower" explores the exceptional and adventurous life of one of the most controversial, outrageous and influential figures in American gastronomy.
Episode: S11 Special | Airdate: Apr 22, 2018
A look back at the previous season featuring recaps, outtakes, and commentary.
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