Ireland is steeped in history and traditions, both oral and written. It is also steeped in the myth that it has the worst food on the planet. New York chef and travel television host Anthony Bourdain is traveling to Ireland to dispel those myths
Anthony Bourdain is setting-off to visit the land introduced to us by Lewis and Clark. Washington and Oregon are filled with abundant natural resources and people obsessed with developing and cultivating them.
In Namibia, Tony's friend and guide, Garrett, introduces Tony to the fine art of sandboarding. German immigrant Hans takes Tony on a hunt for famous Namibian truffles and then for the poster-animal for Namibia.
Anthony Bourdain's travels have brought him around the globe, this time to Russia, the homeland of Tony's friend Zamir. Remembering his massage torture in Uzbekistan, courtesy of Zamir, Tony has revenge on his mind.
The life and pathos of Los Angeles is one that Anthony Bourdain's all too familiar with, however, he's come this time to prove there are many dignified and exciting cultures living right outside the fringes of the Hollywood strip.
Anthony Bourdain has a fondness for China. He's back, and this time in Shanghai, an exploding economic superpower - where buildings go up as old ones go under, where the history gives way to a future capital of the world.
Anthony Bourdain's a New Yorker at heart. He loves the energy and soul of NYC but lately, detests the touristy amusement park that it's becoming. So he sets off on a quest to rediscover why he so loves this concrete jungle.
Although Tony once considered Sao Paolo an "ugly" city, he has since changed his mind thanks to his "Paolista" friends. Moreover, the mix of backgrounds and ethnicities prove the city to be a culturally rich place.
Tahiti evokes imagery of paradise, but there's more to Tahiti than meets the eye. Tony arrives in French Polynesia to seek out its lesser-known attributes: legends of cannibalism, a subsistence of transvestites, and much more.
I love this episode, where we stepped inside the film AMERICAN SPLENDOR with Michael Ruhlman, Markie Ramone, Michael Symon and the incredible Harvey Pekar and family and friends. Rarely has a show worked out exactly as planned, but this is a rare example. The shooting and post production on this show are remarkable -- particularly the fades from comic book into live action.
Where we really started to hit our story telling stride - technically and stylistically. The "Bamboo Noodle Guy" remains a classic scene I'm very proud of. The show is paced -- and looks -- just as I'd hoped or better through brilliant shooting and editing.
Patagonia, Argentina, lies at the lower tip of South America. Amid a white abyss of icecaps and glaciers, Tony has arrived at "the end of the world" but chooses to begin his journey in colorful Buenos Aires.
South Carolina is a state filled with culture, history, and delicious cuisine. It is also a state Anthony Bourdain has never visited before. He has decided it is time for a visit of a discovery of Southern hospitality.
Tony's in bella Tuscany, exploring this contrasting land of heaven and hell: heaven because of its breathtaking scenery; hell because of not only its famous hell-writing native son, Dante, but also the hellish trip to get there.