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Thaikovsky.

throwback to this scene from the Thailand episode with Andy Ricker, one of my favorite segments from last season!!

Happy Birthday to The Don, anthonybourdain !
(gif via our collab with mrgif)

Happy Birthday to The Don, anthonybourdain !

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Season Finale →

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I try and go to Brazil whenever I can find an excuse—and the fact that I haven’t made a show in the city of Salvador since A COOK’S TOUR, over 12 years ago, seemed like reason enough for another one. It’s all the best things about the country, boiled down into a thick, spicy, African stew….

EM EYE ESS ESS EYE ESS ESS… →

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What do I—a pig ignorant Yankee—know about Mississippi? What could I ever understand about growing up in the Delta, that peculiar and heavy mix of guilt, rough pride, obstinacy, sentimentality and cynicism?
(Answer: Next to nothing)

Let me be honest about this right up front: before I…

THE RETURN OF ZAMIR →

anthonybourdain:

Who is the man that would risk his neck for his brother man?
Who’s the cat that won’t cop out, when there’s danger all about?
Right on.
You see this cat Zamir is a bad mother-“

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He’s back.
With tanks massing by the Ukraine border, the region in turmoil, and the Russian bear once…

Under The Volcano →

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Americans love Mexican food. We consume nachos, tacos, burritos, tortas, enchiladas, tamales and anything resembling Mexican in enormous quantities. We love Mexican beverages, happily knocking back huge amounts of tequila, mezcal and Mexican beer every year. We love Mexican people—as we sure…

LIONS OF LYON →

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This Sunday, we take a trip back to childhood with one of America’s greatest chefs, Daniel Boulud, to look at one of the most important figures in his life and career, Paul Bocuse—and at the system, the place and the culture of food that raised both of them.

Where do great chefs come from?

BAD BEHAVIOR →

anthonybourdain:

“With a bit of luck, his life was ruined forever. Always thinking that just behind some narrow door in all his favorite bars, men in red woolen shirts are getting incredible kicks from things he’ll never know.”
—Hunter S. Thompson

What is the promise of Las Vegas? What are people looking for in…

Himanshu Suri x Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

—Tony in Punjab

anthonybourdain:

Original track by Himanshu Suri for Parts Unknown: Punjab.

Listen to the full track. It’s good. Producer hotsugar recorded and used sounds of Himanshu’s mother cooking to make the beat. 

tomorrow at 4:30pm. be there. 

tomorrow at 4:30pm. be there

We’re baaaaack. This Sunday at 9pm on CNN - New anthonybourdain Parts Unknown: Punjab episode!! 
Listen for Himanshu (nehrujackets) on a hotsugar beat made with recordings of Hima’s mom cooking :) 

We’re baaaaack. This Sunday at 9pm on CNN - New anthonybourdain Parts Unknown: Punjab episode!! 

Listen for Himanshu (nehrujackets) on a hotsugar beat made with recordings of Hima’s mom cooking :) 

custom jacket the US Navy made for Tony. left patch = the ship/crew that evacuated our production team from beirut in 2006. 

custom jacket the US Navy made for Tony. left patch = the ship/crew that evacuated our production team from beirut in 2006. 

We’re baaaaaaaaack! 
New episodes of Parts Unknown starting Sunday April 13.
A look at where we’re taking you this season:
Punjab, India - April 13
Las Vegas - April 20
Lyon, France - April 27
Mexico City - May 4
Mississippi Delta - May 11
Russia - May 18
Thailand - June 1
Bahia, Brazil - June 8

We’re baaaaaaaaack! 

New episodes of Parts Unknown starting Sunday April 13.

A look at where we’re taking you this season:

Punjab, India - April 13

Las Vegas - April 20

Lyon, France - April 27

Mexico City - May 4

Mississippi Delta - May 11

Russia - May 18

Thailand - June 1

Bahia, Brazil - June 8

So, 1992. Four LA police officers were on trial for what sure as hell looked to me like a wildly excessive and prolonged beating of unarmed Rodney King. In April of that year they were acquitted. For me it was a Holy shit, I didn’t see that coming moment. For African-Americans, it was a somewhat ruder surprise. Saying people were angry would be an understatement. The LAPD were completely unprepared for what happened next. Where did the forces of law and order set up there perimeter? Not here. Koreatown was left to its own devices. The official borders of 3rd Street on the north end, Olympic Boulevard to the south, Vermont Avenue in the east, and Western Avenue to the west; that’s three-square miles left pretty much to burn and fend for itself. [The Koreatown Plaza] rooftop quickly became the outpost for rapidly improvised Korean defense forces. They armed themselves. Set up crew with effective command, control, communication, and patrols. 58 people were killed. Only a quarter of Korean-owned businesses survived. Either destroyed outright during the riots or abandoned afterwards by owners who felt the entire underpinning with their contract with America had shifted. Yet today Koreatown is bigger, and better, and forever changed by what happened in 1992.

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Episode 2: Los Angeles

Diggin these fan-made Parts Unknown LA episode GIFs!