Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

2013 • CNN
1.27K reviews
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Season 11 episodes (8)

1 West Virginia
Bourdain digs deep into the proud, often misunderstood culture of West Virginia, as he traverses a 5,000 foot mine, observes the demolition derby-like sport of rock-bouncing and dines on signature Appalachian dishes.
2 Uruguay
Bourdain returns to Uruguay after a decade away and finds a progressive nation in the midst of social change, but with evident fragments of its colonial past, most notably in its local cuisine
3 Newfoundland
An exploration of this rocky, east coast Canadian island by Bourdain reveals a magical place abundant in fish and wild game and steeped in distinctive traditions.
4 Armenia
Bourdain takes a wide-angle look at the culture and history of this country, heavily influenced by Europe and Russia, with guides musician of Armenian descent Serj Tankian, and historian/Armenian resident Richard Giragosian.
5 Hong Kong
Bourdain experiences Hong Kong through the eyes and lens of legendary cinematographer and longtime Hong Kong resident Christopher Doyle.
6 Berlin
In Berlin, an anomaly among German metropolises, Bourdain encounters an extremely accepting society teeming with unbridled creativity despite a grim history.
7 Cajun Mardi Gras
In this celebration of Louisiana's Cajun culture, complete with Zydeco music and a crawfish boil, Bourdain goes off the beaten path and takes part in the less familiar Mardi Gras traditions of the region's history stemming from the French Middle Ages.
8 Bhutan
Bourdain and film director Darren Aronofsky tour the remote South Asian Kingdom of Bhutan and travel on the winding East/West highway known for its spectacular views of the Himalayan Mountains.

About this show

The Peabody and Emmy ® award winning CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown follows the veteran chef and best-selling author as he travels the globe in a celebration of diverse foods and culture.

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1.27K reviews
A Google user
March 31, 2020
I love this show. All the places that Bourain took us, the people we met, the foods we were exposed to, the cultures around the world. It might be a bit hyperbolic of me to say that this show, and Anthony Bourdain's view of it, made a real difference in my life, but it is nonetheless true. The humanity of Bourdain made it all worth watching and said so much to the deepest part of me as a person. I will miss him, and all of that, so very very much. RIP Anthony. And thank you.
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Ezekiel Buchheit
December 1, 2014
Anthony Bourdain is living the dream I never knew I had. He makes me want to visit places that completely off my radar. He is fun articulate, down to Earth, a good host, a good guest, a little curmudgeonly. A dude you want to have a beer with. You can pick any episode at random and you will love it. It is ostensibly a food show - and some episodes are entirely about food But some episodes seem to forget they are a food show and spend half an episode in a stripper/robot/monster/techno show in Tokyo. I want this life.
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John Mayson
September 28, 2016
Tony set a high bar with his previous show and now this one. This episode was very well done. I felt the emotions of the Vietnamese people from their welcoming attitudes to their remembering past wars. Regardless of what you think of the president, that segment was thoughtful. It wasn't overly political. And I share Tony's desire that more Americans have passports and travel more. I know experiencing southeast Asia was life altering, in a good way, for me.
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