Holiday

Tony takes a hallucinatory Christmas journey and meets a vegan death metal chef, Norah Jones, a down-on-her-luck Samantha Brown and Christopher Walken. A Merry Christmas indeed.
  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S08 E01

    Tony takes a hallucinatory Christmas journey and meets a vegan death metal chef, Norah Jones, a down-on-her-luck Samantha Brown and Christopher Walken. A Merry Christmas indeed.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S08 E02

    Tony visits Mozambique and finds that despite it's difficult history and challenges to overcome, it's a place with a brighter future. Today, this post-colonial Africa is full of optimism.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S08 E03

    Less than two decades after its brutal war for independence, Croatia is now touted as The New Riviera. Celebrities and oligarchs swarm the coastal islands as foodies roam the hills in search of truffles, wild asparagus and local wines. Anthony Bourdain explores the Istria and Dalmatian regions and literally gets knocked off his feet by what he finds.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S08 E05

    Once the center of the richest empire in Europe, Lisbon now faces one of the worst financial crises in the EU. But even as it struggles with rising debt and unemployment, Lisbon is experiencing a cultural and culinary renaissance.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S08 E06

    Tony travels to Kansas City, the BBQ capitol of the world, with pal Zamir Gotta, in search of the best barbeque. While there, Tony meets up with musicians, Dan and Patrick of The Black Keys for some serious finger licking meat.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S08 E07

    In Finland, Tony joins musician Sami Yaffa for a liquored up tour of the world's only pub tram, a bloody sauna, and an unexpectedly exciting dinner with a cabbie's mother.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S08 E10

    In this episode of No Reservations, Tony heads to Sydney to experience the enviable food and drink in the land down under. From the sheep farms of the blue mountains to the chic innovative restaurants of the big city, Sydney has recently become a mecca for meat-loving foodies. Tony eats fresh seafood, old school charcuterie, and the ubiquitous Australian barbie. In spite of the bad weather and presence of hipsters, the amazing meals make Tony want to look into local real estate.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S08 E11

    Tony heads to Austin, Texas during South by Southwest - an international music festival. He hangs out with the band Sleigh Bells and enjoys roasted pig and crawfish with sausage followed by a tattoo given by the band's guitarist.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S08 E13

    Tony makes a long overdue visit to the Dominican Republic. He joins filmmaker Juan Basanta for empanadas & nearly frozen beer, enjoys staples like fried salami with tostones & heads to Samana Peninsula by helicopter for lunch.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S08 E14

    In this episode of "No Reservations," Tony travels to Emilia Romagna, the breadbasket of Italy, with acclaimed New York Chef Michael White. In a red Ferrari California, the two travel across the region, sampling the foods that make this part of Italy great: culatello, balsamic vinegar, Sangiovese wine, and a variety of cheeses. Tony also dines at Ristorante San Domenico, a bastion of Italian noble cuisine, where Chef White apprenticed under acclaimed chef Gianluigi Morini.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S08 E16

    After 8 years, 57 countries, and 134 episodes, this is the last episode of No Reservations. Tony travels through Brooklyn with Talib Kweli, actors from The Wire, and dines with Eric Ripert at Brooklyn Fare.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S07 E04

    Blood Sausage, Hunting, Pastries and something called 'Pus' Stick challenge Tony's pre-conception of Vienna as a "Sound of Music" and pastry-filled nightmare.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S07 E05

    Tony tries local specialties from the Ozarks - squirrel potpie, raccoon and venison. Disaster strikes when Tony and author and Ozark resident Daniel Woodrell go fishing.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S07 E08

    On March 11th, 2011 a massive earthquake struck Japan, the largest in its recorded history. A few weeks prior, Tony and his crew set out to discover Japan's northernmost prefecture, Hokkaido, a Japan that may never be the same.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S07 E09

    Tony cuts through the rugged mob history of South Boston with the help of a right-wing radio host. The art of the 'fix' is revealed when Tony stumbles into a Southie boxing ring.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S07 E11

    Get a flavorful view of Naples as Tony works to define true Italian food and culture. Watch as Tony indulges in pizza, dines with a humble Italian family, and attends a local wedding with his wife.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S07 E13

    Tony roars thought the High Desert of California US in a classic Thunderbird. He meets up with local Josh Homme of Queens of The Stone Age and they explore the area while recording a soundtrack at The Rancho de la Luna studio.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S07 E14

    Tony and Zamir team up for a trip to the former Soviet Republic of Ukraine.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S07 E15

    Tony travels into the Kurdish region of Iraq and Turkey.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S07 E16

    Tony travels beyond New Orleans and into Cajun Country, to find what sets the bayou culture apart from the mainland. He dines with two famous locals, Wendell Pierce and Lolis Elie then ends his trip at an authentic crawfish boil.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E02

    Istanbul has been subjected to stereotypes that minimize the food to lamb on a stick and the culture to belly dancing; Tony soon discovers the faults in these misconceptions as he encounters food and culture inspired by history and religion.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E03

    Only sixty or so miles up the Hudson River from Manhattan, the Hudson Valley is a luscious land rich with history. While Henry Hudson once searched for a path to China, Tony will seek, well, the usual -- good food, good drink and good people.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E04

    In this episode Tony will visit Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Prague may be on the precipice of a revolution, this time culinary. With the help of some local experts, Tony tests the new culinary landscape in the "city of spires."

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    Some of the world's best chefs demonstrate classic and simple dishes.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E08

    In this episode of No Reservations, Tony travels to Maine with his longtime cameraman and native Mainer- Zach Zamboni. Along the way, Zach exposes Tony to the food and people of the "two Maines"; the civilized coastal area and the sparsely populated, untamed, interior region which includes Zach's hometown of Milo. While in Milo, Tony roughs it in the woods at the Zamboni family campsite and finally learns the meaning of Zach's mantra "chop wood and carry water."

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E09

    Tony Bourdain has never been shy when it comes to expressing his true feelings toward, well, pretty much everything, but this is especially true when it comes to good food.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E11

    According to Tony, it's easy for the foodies of New York or San Francisco to look at the way the rest of the country eats with a patronizing attitude. Many assume that what lies between the east and west coasts is an unsophisticated culinary wasteland. Convinced that it is otherwise, Tony sets out to the American Heartland to find the unsung heroes of the food scene - chefs who are fighting the good fight in cities all over America, creating heroic food that could compete with New York's finest.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E16

    This documentary follows Tony through the kitchen of Les Halles where he worked as a chef at the time and across the country for his extensive Kitchen Confidential book tour.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E17

    Tony experiences the major building boom that has taken place in the past ten years in Dubai as it has emerged as a global city, as well as the uncertainty of a city that has struggled since the economic downturn of 2008.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E18

    Anthony Bourdain has traveled all over the world, but until now his travels have never brought him to Rome. Tony dines on mouth-watering classic Italian dishes and attempts to embody the mindset of the Roman people -- living happily, carefree and paying attention to the little things in life.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E19

    In 2006, the crew traveled to Beirut to shoot a typical episode in typical fashion. What took place was anything but typical, as the crew found themselves in the middle of violence. In 2010, Tony is determined to return to Beirut.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E20

    Tony gets to know a little bit about the lives of the city's working class. Explore the varied ethnic communities that contribute to the pulse of Paris.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E01

    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.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E03

    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.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E04

    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.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E06

    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.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E09

    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.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E10

    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.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E12

    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.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E13

    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.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E15

    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 Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E16

    Tony visits Sardinia, his wife's homeland, and learns what it means to be Sardinian. From the craggy mountaineous landscape to the exotic cuisine and ages old traditions, Tony learns that Sardinia really is it's own country with a strong island mentality.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E17

    Tony explores the snow-capped mountains, majestic big skies, winding rivers and roaming cattle of Livingston, Montana, once was an inspiration for adventurous Americans and locals alike. But what lies in store for its future is uncertain.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E18

    Provence is a region of France characterized by its impoverished history and hard labor. Throughout his journey in Provence, Tony becomes enamored with the Provencal culture and cuisine glorifying the region as the ideal escape.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E19

    Tony Bourdain has come to Brittany to experience not only the cuisine, but also both the ancient cultures and traditions that have influenced this area as well as the achievements of the contemporaries that define it today.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S07 E12

    On the coast of Spain, Tony has the experience of a lifetime while cooking and dining with chef Ferran Adria, at the best restaurant in the world, El Bulli.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S07 E01

    Tony visits locals young and old to discover the meaning Nicaraguan life. Whether he's partying in Managua, or tasting pig organs in Estelli, Tony admires the perseverance of the Nicaraguan people, no matter what.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E07

    Tony visits China for the fourth time, this time to China's northeastern area formerly known as Manchuria. Arriving in the cold of winter -- Tony savors stews, vegetables and dumplings influenced by Russian and Korean cuisine.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S07 E10

    While Macau is a Portuguese/Chinese mash, it's the great God of gambling that controls this island. Here, Tony plays baccarat with a local legend, kart races with a Macau champion, and dives off the world's highest bungee jump.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E05

    With a wide variety of ingredients and rich culinary background, Ecuador may be one of the hidden gems of the gastro world. Here, Tony savors all the simple stews, fresh fish, and exotic fruits that Ecuador's eateries and street vendors have to offer.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E13

    TonyÊheads back to Africa to visit Liberia - the first independent nation in Africa settled by newly-freed American slaves in 1847.ÊOver a sampling of the nation's traditional culinary offerings, Tony meetsÊwith many of the locals to hearÊstories aboutÊtheir lives in Africa and of Liberia's readiness to move on from its troubling past.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E14

    Tony visits the state of Kerala - a state mostly devoid of the extreme poverty seen elsewhere in India and virtually untouched by Western chains or franchises. There Tony enjoys many of the spicy and flavorful dishes from street food to home-cooked meals and is granted a special visit with Keralan superstar Mammootty on the set of his newest action film.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E15

    In this No Reservations special, enjoy an intimate look behind the scenes for a taste of all that must be done to complete each episode.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E01

    Anthony Bourdain unravels Panama, a country that in the modern day, seems to be described simply by "abundance" and truly embraces crossroad cultures and adapts them for their own. Tony examines the effects of a land ruled by a former dictator.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E02

    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.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S08 E15

    Rio, a perfect city that is almost impossible to not love. But Tony only wishes that he could enjoy his time more in this Brazilian paradise as he nervously awaits his wife's Jiu Jitsu battle.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S08 E12

    Tony makes a long overdue visit to the Dominican Republic. He joins filmmaker Juan Basanta for empanadas & nearly frozen beer, enjoys staples like fried salami with tostones & heads to Samana Peninsula by helicopter for lunch.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E21

    This episode is a quirky, tongue-in-cheek take on classic television holiday shows. Tony and his pal, Michael Ruhlman, plan a huge potluck holiday dinner. But when things go awry, they end up at a Chinese restaurant.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E14

    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.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E10

    It's been said that the optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision - or at least that's what Tony may have been thinking when he decided to travel to the Grenadine Islands. Down in the southernmost end of the Caribbean, Tony and his crew sample the local cuisine and explore the Caribbean lifestyle while going scuba diving, fishing, and even hunting for a local delicacy.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S07 E02

    Bourdain's latest adventure is steeped in Southeast Asia's most beautiful country, Cambodia. Tony ventures through the local food market slurping a bowl of Ka Tieu and almost goes bald due to an alleged translation error.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S07 E03

    In this episode of No Reservations, Tony visits the Caribbean nation of Haiti where he sees first hand the devastation that still remains after the deadly earthquake of January 2010.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E11

    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.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S08 E09

    In Penang, Tony discovers a beautiful rice and shrimp dish wrapped in a banana leaf that he can't get enough of, then eats fresh snapper on Monkey Beach which surprisingly lives up to its name. Only problem, Tony hates monkeys.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S08 E08

    Tony tries his first-ever Mexican fish tacos in Baja, and then heads out with local Restaurateur, Javier Plascencia to a seafood street cart for sea urchin and clam tostadas. Many call it the best in the world!

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E08

    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.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E07

    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.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S07 E06

    Tony travels to Cuba in the search of the island's heart and soul where beauty abounds in the people, the food, the architecture, and streets that are riddled with pristine cars from a different era. Tony sits in a rundown stadium filled with major league talent and cheering fans hoping that their favorite players will make it to the major leagues. After this amazing look at the real side of baseball, Tony dines with Elizabeth Espinoza, who is known as Godmother. In a country where most restaura

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S05 E05

    Tony visits the Philippines, the "Land of the Lechon." He stops in Manila, which is a diverse combination of Spanish and Chinese cultures. Then he heads off to Pampanga to sample some of their rare delicacies.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S07 E07

    Tony fights aches, pains and monkeys as he ventures deep into the Amazon to find an enormous prehistoric delicacy, the legendary and delicious pirarucu.

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S08 E04

    In this episode of No Reservations, Tony goes back to Japan, this time to attend the gastronomic event that is, "Cook it Raw". This gathering brings together some of the best chefs in the world - from all over the world - and throws them into an unfamiliar environment with unknown ingredients. Each year they meet in a new country and this year it's Japan's turn. Along the way Tony eats fast food with chef David Chang in Tokyo, goes foraging in the hills of Ishikawa Prefecture and Samurai duck hu

  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations S06 E12

    In this chapter of No Reservations, Tony takes a trip during the World Cup to Madrid-a city he describes as the political, geographical and cultural center of Spain, and a melting pot of people and foods from all over the country.

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