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(Jul 14, 2009)
Anthony Bourdain, the intrepid TV host, culinary adventurer and self-proclaimed hedonist, uncovers a fascinating side of countries that many tourists never see. By sharing meals with local families, participating in their celebrations and indulging in their sometimes unusual pastimes, Tony experiences different lifestyles and locales at their most vibrantly authentic. If you want to get a taste of the beauty, magic and quirky delights found off the overly traveled tourist path, take a trip with Anthony Bourdain!
Vancouver, British Columbia: Home to a thriving film industry, gorgeous scenery and an evolving food scene. For a change of pace, Tony tries ziplining, and he lands a small film role.
New Orleans: After the impact of Hurricane Katrina, Tony sets out to prove that New Orleans is still a vibrant and spectacular town. He meets up with restaurateur Emeril Lagasse and takes in a down-home New Orleans cookout.
London / Edinburgh: Tony goes on a renegade deer hunting trip with famed chef Marco Pierre White and then heads to St. John, considered one of the best restaurants in the world. In Scotland, Tony meets up with one of his literary heroes, best-selling crime author Ian Rankin.
Greek Islands: Tony experiences an - ofto, a huge festive picnic during which men slaughter a lamb and roast its meat over an open flame. Then he arrives at Shipwreck Beach to join a local family in their festivities.
Jamaica: Tony explores areas of Jamaica not so well-known to tourists - the bustling marketplace known as Coronation Market and the caves so plentiful on the island. He also gets a lesson in coffee growing and shares a traditional Jamaican Sunday dinner.
Hawaii: Tony gets a taste of paradise, sampling such local favorites as the Puka Dog and a variety of SPAM dishes, ranging from sushi to chili. He also takes off on a jet ski and pays a visit to Kilauea, the world's most active volcano, before participating in a fun-filled luau.
Into The Fire: After so many years away from the kitchen the big question is....can Anthony Bourdain still cook? He tests that theory himself when he sets out to work a double shift on ""the line"" at his old haunt, Restaurant Les Halles. Laos: Tony finds himself in Laos, a land with picturesque landscapes and mountains, exotic cuisines, and a mysterious history.
Tokyo: Famed Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto joins Tony in an examination of Japanese food ranging from the simplest of soba noodles to the sophistication of the traditional Kaiseki meal.
Uruguay: Tony and his brother, Chris, are on a mission to connect with their family in Uruguay after learning of Bourdain roots in this tiny South American country.
Colombia: Tony witnesses the amazing changes that have transformed this country. He pays a visit to the city of Medellin, once plagued with drugs and murder, but now home to families, laughter and great food.
Spain: Outside of Asia, Spain is the single greatest location for culinary achievement in the world, according to Anthony Bourdain. And Tony is out to explore and discover the culinary gems that make Spain great.
Egypt: Tony visits with locals to get a taste for what it means to be Egyptian. He spends an evening smoking shisha at a men's cafe, takes a boat ride down the Nile to spend the day with a local family and sleeps under the desert stars with a group of Bedouin men.
Saudi Arabia: After a nationwide casting call, No Reservations FAN-atic Danya Alhamrani was chosen to show off her hometown of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Tony explores the Saudi Arabia that most Westerners have never seen.
Washington D.C.: Tony samples fare from the popular Ben's Chili Bowl, hits up Peruvian chicken joint El Pollo Rico, and visits the D.C. Central Kitchen.
US Southwest: Tony meets with rocker Alice Cooper at a Phoenix hot dog stand that bears his name and tries out Texas-style fun with rock legend Ted Nugent.
I love Tony, but please, Travel Channel, stop including the commercial breaks in the DVDs. I HATE the interruption. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Roxy Holmes
Quite vulgar. Can't show it to my students in a school culinary setting. I don't feel crude language is necessary to get ones point across.Published 19 months ago by William P. Luke
I use these videos for my classes. When we are visiting one of the countries he has visited I put it on at the end as a wrap up. Just to let you know it's a high school class.Published on October 6, 2013 by marisol
Loved his show when on A&E, now another chance to enjoy his shows now that he is off the airPublished on January 10, 2013 by real gypsy girl
My special interest was the Anthony Bourdain visit to Hawaii..Brought back such wonderful memories! I have purchased additional copies for souvenirs.Published on December 9, 2012 by G. Velazquez
I buy every season and have most of his books.A great mix of food,good insights and sometimes a huge tug on the heart strings. Each year seems to get better & better.Published on December 4, 2011 by Robert G. San Socie
Collection 4 of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations contains one of the series all-time great episodes. The "Into The Fire" episode finds Mr. Read morePublished on November 17, 2011 by P Magnum
I'm a long-time fan of "No Reservations" (the other show I love is Bizarre Food with Andrew Zimmern), and though this fourth season has its share of hits and misses, I still found... Read morePublished on May 26, 2010 by Z Hayes