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Tony Bourdain loves the energy and edge of big cities. So how is it that he has avoided Chicago for so long? He sets off on "some unfinished business" to rectify that situation.
Tony Bourdain heads to Mexico with Carlos, who took over Tony's old job as head chef at Les Halles. One of many who have crossed the border to achieve the American dream, Carlos gives Tony a tour of his hometown of Puebla and nearby Mexico City.
Tony Bourdain's mission, on this trip, is to step away from the Venice of tourists and into the Venice of Venetians. It is an extraordinary city filled with ancient monuments, sprawling palazzos, quaint cafes and vibrant markets.
Having worked in kitchens alongside many generations of Azorean Portuguese immigrants, Tony decides it's time to find out more about their motherland. He visits 3 different islands where he samples gastronomic treats that make their culture so interesting.
Tony journeys into Sri Lankan cuisine influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch, British, Indian, Arab, Malay and Moor traders. He visits Colombo, a city perched on the coast. He also visits a culinary school built after the tsunami hit the region in 2004.
Tony teams up with some notable guests and visits some of the oldest, most classic and undoubtedly-NYC restaurants. Unfortunately, these cornerstones rich with culture and diversity struggle against the changing landscape of the new Manhattan.
Vietnam is a clash of cultures mixed with a hectic urban pace and people serious about eating. Tony decides on a whim to relocate for a year to write the great Vietnamese novel. He meets a local chef/realtor who'll help him find the perfect property.
In the bleak mid-winter, and with his trusty sidekick Zamir along for the ride, Tony travels to the heart and soul of America's rust belt with stops in Baltimore, Detroit and Buffalo.
Melbourne, known as Australia's cultural capital, is a melting pot of cultures, and Tony is off to discover what makes it so special. Luckily, Tony has many friends here, all of whom take him to sample the many different cuisines of Melbourne.
Chile's cuisine reflects its topographical diversity, consisting of gorgeous landscapes, beautiful mountains and breathtaking flora and fauna. While there, Tony not only samples this delicious cuisine but also does some exploring in this land of extremes.
Have you been dying to ask Tony a question about his globe-trotting adventures? Based on the results of an online poll, Tony answers the top 10 viewer questions. Prepare to be surprised, terrified, disgusted and thoroughly entertained.
San Francisco is a city of districts and contradictions, each one with its own quirks and flavors. Between Chinatown, Haight-Ashbury and Fisherman's Wharf, Tony really can't go wrong, no matter where he goes.
The Thai cuisine blends five fundamental flavors: sweet, spicy, sour, bitter and salty. To experience each of these tastes, Tony explores the bustling streets of Bangkok and immerses himself in the local street foods, cultural practices, and people.
In his exploration on obsession, Anthony meets many food-obsessed individuals who encapsulate the beautiful and eccentric results devotion has on one's life. Anthony talks to chefs and bloggers whose obsessive love for food propel them to noteworthy feats.
Anthony visits Istanbul, Turkey, a source of vibrant and diverse cultures and food.
Anthony explores the history and foods of the Hudson Valley in New York state.
Tony explores the 1,100-year history of Prague and the city's new culinary landscape with the help of local experts.
Tony samples simple stews, roasted meats, fresh fish and exotic fruits from Ecuador's eateries and street vendors.
Tony explains various ways chefs prepare cuisine, ranging from street food to world-class restaurants.
Tony savors stews, vegetables and dumplings influenced by Russian and Korean cuisine during a visit to the northeastern region of China formerly known as Manchuria.
Tony serves up a steamy round of "food porn" with help from friends, including porn film actor Ron Jeremy.
A documentary on Tony in the kitchen of Les Halles and his Kitchen Confidential book tour.
Tony experiences the building boom that has taken place in Dubai, which is now a global city.
Tony tastes the simple life of Rome, how it pertains to their food and keeps some secrets along the way.
Tony goes back to Beirut to see familiar faces and share meals discuss Lebanese culture.
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