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It’s not every show that makes it to 100 episodes. To celebrate five amazing years of his Emmy-winning series, Anthony Bourdain has handpicked his favorite No Reservations episodes for this special collection, including descriptions penned by Tony himself and a bonus special in which Tony and his crew dish about their most memorable moments, cinematic influences and more. Discover why Bourdain remains the best and boldest after all these years.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoRome||The most outrageous, creative and risky (and beautiful) episode to date.||42:38||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoFood Porn 2||I'm combining this and Food Porn because they constitute a body of work -- a filthy, totally prurient interest kind of work that I'm really proud of. This was -- whatever you think of it -- pretty groundbreaking stuff for food and travel related television. We pushed some serious boundaries -- and let's face it: that food looks really, really good. Ron Jeremy on Travel Channel? Awesome!!||43:39||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoHong Kong||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.||43:43||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoSpain||I think this show has some of the best, most straight up food porn we've ever shot. It's shot in two of my very favorite food destinations: Saint Sebastian and Barcelona -- and with some of my very favorite people: Albert Adria, Juan Mari and Elena Arzak -- and highlights some truly extraordinary, once-in-a lifetime meals on one hand and some beautifully everyday ones on the other (encapsulating what we do). The final meal at Arzak? The love at the table is real. I was very, very happy to be there.||43:32||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoLaos||Can you smell Emmy? I did about ten minutes into shooting in the mountains of Laos with the incredible Todd Liebler and Zach Zamboni (who, indeed, took home a statue for cinematography for this episode). They have a lot to be happy about. They really captured the magic and mist of the location. I don't want to brag too much (okay, I do), but the camera work on this episode is one of the most searing examples of why this show looks so much better than everybody else's -- because Our Guys are just so damn good and work so damn hard to be good.||43:40||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoVenice||One of the most gorgeous looking shows we ever shot -- another masterwork of fine shooting and masterful editing. We sat around before going to Venice, talking about the films DON'T LOOK NOW and COMFORT OF STRANGERS and then we went out and made this beautiful episode. It's worth noting as well that Venice is a city where it is possible and even likely to find bad food. But every place we ate on camera? Amazing.||43:37||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoCleveland||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.||43:33||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoProvence||This is an episode that looked perfect from the first rough cut. Exactly what I'd hoped for -- only better.||43:23||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoFood Porn||I'm combining this and Food Porn 2 because they constitute a body of work -- a filthy, totally prurient interest kind of work that I'm really proud of. This was -- whatever you think of it -- pretty groundbreaking stuff for food and travel related television. We pushed some serious boundaries -- and let's face it: that food looks really, really good. Ron Jeremy on Travel Channel? Awesome!!||43:39||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoTechniques Special||I'm really proud of this episode because I believe it to be the most awesome "stand and stir" instructional hour in maybe..the history of television. Food nerds bemoan the demise of this kind of hour of straight up "how-to" and here we have Thomas Keller, Dave Pasternack, Jacques Pepin, Laurent Tourandel and Scott Conant all teaching very basic techniques and dishes in what I believe to be a definitive and approachable way.||43:38||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoSardinia||I love this episode because we risked so much to do it. I had serious doubts about putting my wife, my child and my new Italian and Sardinian families on television. I was very worried that fans would hate it and be cruel about it -- and fearful as well that I might not do justice to the locations and to the generosity of the subjects. I needn't have worried. The camera work is awesome, the food looks just as delicious as it is, and my father-in-law's family fanned out across Sardinia arranging scenes for us -- all of which worked out brilliantly. There were a lot of surprises on this show -- all of them happy.||43:38||$1.99||View In iTunes|
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Anthony keeps it real!
For the most part, all of the shows are great due to Tony's straight forward way of speaking to his viewers. I met him while working security at the Wynn when we opened it and asked him how come no more new episodes on that other network. His response was he was making another show on Travel Channel. Let me tel you, his shows just like his personality doesn't miss, hits you right on target. Keep up the great work Tony
Great as a Gift
I already own every season so this really doesnt do much for me, it would make a great gift to someone who loves to travel/eat.
Best show on TV period.
I was so happy to find this episode of Anthony Bourdains, show.
I downloaded it immediately and now I can show my relatives the show.
I saw this episode a couple of years ago. I did not hear any of the names of the people who's restaurant he was in in San Sebastian.
I remember vividly that the man looked like my grandfather and also my father, I started to laugh a little because of the resemblance Juan Marie, had to my deceased relatives.
It was then that Mr. Bourdains, said their last name "Arzak", also spelled "Arzac". You see the reason the man looked so familiar to me is because we are related. I live in the U.S. and my name is spelled with the "c". This was quite a surprise, as my last name is not a common one, so I thank Mr. Bourdains, for doing the show and now I have it per mantels.
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- Genre: Nonfiction
- Released: Sep 13, 2010
- © 2010 The Travel Channel, L.L.C.
- CCin English