Reminder: No Reservations – Azores

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Just a heads-up, all … I received this notice from the Travel Channel team via Facebook:

Hi Fans,

Just wanted to send out a reminder about the No Reservations – Azores episode which airs on Monday, January 26 at 10pm EST on the Travel Channel.

Here’s a little bit of information about the episode:

Having worked in kitchens alongside many generations of Azorean Portuguese immigrants, Tony decides it’s time to find out more about their motherland and explore the culture that molded so much of New England’s heritage. He hops from one island to the next while on the archipelago, dining on potatoes, pork, sausage, cabbage, shellfish, Portuguese soup and washing it all down with Gin and Tonics.

From the hot springs in Furnas on Sao Miguel to one of the most remote locations in the world on Sao Jorge, and onto the beautiful wine making region of Pico, Tony experiences the best of Azores.

Here is a sneak peek of the episode:

tony will also have a post about the episode up on his blog:

Have a good weekend,
The Travel Channel Team


564 Responses to “Reminder: No Reservations – Azores”

  1. colton k. on January 24th, 2009 5:26 pm

    hi i watch your show and since i live in Nebraska it has opened my eyes to a world i would like to see. i think your show is a real view of my kind of style so keep up the good work

  2. Melanie Wilke on January 24th, 2009 11:38 pm

    Couldn’t find a place to leave a comment.

    If your station ever speculates doing a show on native american dishes, let me know.

    I’m not a chef, nor do I own a restaurant, but have an excellent recipe for “Indian corn”. I am native american.

  3. Runako Asafa Philbert on January 27th, 2009 3:14 am

    I am 28 years old youth from GRENADA who lives in Bk New York,i realy realy love your show i trully respect and honor you,you realy make me laugh alot not only that i learn alot about different types of food and drinks. I learn alot of history about the different countries and islands,you trully the man. Thank you very much

  4. Runako Asafa Philbert on January 27th, 2009 3:16 am

    thank you

  5. AskCarrieLee on January 28th, 2009 10:48 am

    I loved the Azores episode! I live in Cape Cod and know lot’s of people from the Fall River area. Anyway, just wanted to say how much I loved the show, besides, we needed a new episode! Sick of repeats! :)

    ACL of

  6. Chessin Gertler on January 29th, 2009 1:37 am


    My name is Chessin Gertler. I’m from Boston and am living this year in Nanjing, China. I studied East Asian Studies in college and two years ago discovered Xinjiang / Uyghur food (the food of East Turkistan). It is some of the most amazing food in the world and my favorite because of the incredible depth of influence and history in the food. The food is full of breads, lamb, mutton, cumin, hot peppers and influences include Tatar, Mongol, Kazack, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, and others. It is a food little explored and would love to share more of it with you. I promise you you won’t be disappointed.

  7. robidhan on January 29th, 2009 11:18 am

    hi anthony,

    i like your shows very much!

    Can u suggest a low fat beef recipe? All my attempts to prepare a low fat one becomes disastraous!help….

  8. Sonia on January 30th, 2009 11:04 pm

    Hello Anthony,
    We’re watching your show and it is really good. I’m always looking forward to it. it is nice to see the world from a different view, than a travel brochure. Keep up the good job.
    Have you been to the Czech Republic? Lots to do there. Driving a tank in Milovice about 30 km from Prague, having a beer bath in Chodov, visit a spa with your friend Zamir (and have him to try a scottish water massage)in Karlovy Vary. There is a church in Sedlec by Kutna Hora, where all decorations are made from human bones. Visit a distilery which produces the same liquer for over 200 years. And a lot more. Good food and awesome beer.

  9. Sandra Drumonde Wilson on February 2nd, 2009 3:18 pm

    I’m so excited as I watch Anthony in the Azores. I was born in Angola Africa, but raised in the Azores, Island of Terceira. It makes me so happy to know Mr Bourdain took the time to see the precious Islands. Thanks for the laugh when you were at the FURNAS…very funny for sure. I would like to see Angola next. Thank you so much for the awesome shows, it brings the rest of the world closer to me.

  10. Esther on February 2nd, 2009 7:16 pm

    Thank you for bringing us the best from around the world

  11. Roy Pena on February 2nd, 2009 9:03 pm

    Love your show,and if you ever come to Texas stop by Abilene for some good W.Texas food. Abilene is a good West Texas exp!!!

    Good Eatin!


  12. Jonathan Greenfield on February 3rd, 2009 12:25 am

    just watched your show about Chicago. In it, you said that New York and Chicago are the only real cities in the U.S. You have got to be kidding me. you travel all over the world and have the audacity to say something ignorant like that just to kiss up to some jr wanna be’s from chicago? you should be embarassed you fraud.

  13. ANTONIO SACCO DI PASQUALE on February 4th, 2009 10:59 pm


  14. Ricky Meade on February 9th, 2009 1:00 pm

    I was watching a rerun of your show on chicago, and you mentioned going to some great izakayas in Japan. I have to recommend one right here in the gold ol USA. Tanuki in Portland, OR will rock your world (you’ll wake up confused and craving more the next day). As a good izakaya should be, it is a tiny little spot where chef Janis Martin (sous chef to Trotter among many resume pumping accolades) produces every dish herself. You can order omakase style and let the chef feed you. Do a little research, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks.

  15. Calvina on February 9th, 2009 2:43 pm

    Call me Calle. Currently studying in the Culinary Arts and I just want to say, “Anthony Bourdain is one of my favorite Chefs! Anthony, babe, go get’em!”

    With much love and enthusiasim

  16. MarkQ on February 9th, 2009 11:57 pm

    Best show any category! Stoner food porn…Craklin’Oat Bran cereal / Crasins / and keylime yogurt… XXtra sharp cheddar cheese and apple butter on whole grain bread …Toasted!.

  17. Sarah Daniel on February 10th, 2009 10:21 am

    I love your show; I’d consider myself pretty adventurous when it comes to food, but I’m only 22 so I can’t wait until I’m older and can visit more places. One thing: I just don’t understand how you can eat so much and stay thin!

  18. Yanett cruces - Chile on February 11th, 2009 5:07 pm

    Dear Anthony:
    My husband watch and love your tv program on Travel and Living, but the program is not with subtitles in spanish from last year. Is it possible you can do it something about that?
    (we think could be a reproof for your social comments)

  19. Chris Weidner on February 16th, 2009 12:48 pm

    I wish it were possible to have a site where we could have a dialogue with Mr. Bourdain. I have followed his career for the past 4 years and find him to be one of the few honest, ballsy, and humane voices on television, or any other media for that matter. I just wish to say that you are an honorable man and I hope you continue to use your platform to educate as you do. I am an educator and only wish I had as broad a brush with which to paint as you. Keep up the excellent work. I wish you wisdom and laughs.

  20. bnl on February 16th, 2009 9:52 pm

    Bourdain undid his legacy when he said the Chigago dog beat the NY dog. He might as well have auctione off his mother.

  21. Christopher Blazejovsky on February 17th, 2009 12:07 am

    Just wanted to let you know that i love your show. I have both the first and second seasons on DVD. I have been to Czech Republic and Hungary and was wondering if you were going to be doing a show on either of these countries. If not I think you should. Prague is absolutely beautiful and has great beer too!

  22. Kevin on February 19th, 2009 4:43 am

    Hi Tony….firstly super show!! I cant get enough of your humor and wild cuisines…You love meat as much as i do…most of the channels subscribe to NON- SMOKING now and i know you need your fix…have you tried the Gamucci? Its awesome…mail me or call and join the reveloution…its a healthier form of smoking…

  23. Jessica on February 21st, 2009 10:44 am

    Hi Tony I`m a big fan of yours, I love your program and your irony, I`m from Chile, Im very excited to see you soon in my land, if you need any information of restaurant, as we say “bites”`(picadas), I would gladly give you information …

    un abrazo


  24. Drew A. on February 22nd, 2009 8:11 pm

    My name is Andrew Antonucci, I have a good friend of mine who I think you may be interested in meeting. His name is Jeffrey Varasano and was formally the world record holding for mastering the rubix cube when he was in his early teens, and he wrote his first book around the age of 14. The reason why I feel you may be interested in meeting with him is that he started a hobby around ten years ago to find the best pizza in the world and remake it himself. His search has taken him all around the Mediterranean and US. Myself being a New Haven, CT local, I was at first very skeptical of his pizza credentials. Those apprehensions were immediately melted away within one glance and subsequent taste of his masterpiece. He has recently been featured in the New York Time and The Atlanta Journal for his works. His technical knowledge and artistic mastery is unsurpassed by any other I have ever met in my travels, even more so than my personal experience has allowed after living in Rome Italy for some time. He currently is in the process of opening his first restaurant in Atlanta, GA. called Varasano’s. I would be happy to forward you his information if you are interested in seeing first hand what real pizza actually is. Pizza I now is such a taboo subject for learned eaters, but as a staple dish of every American and many others in the world I feel it is a challenge that should be finally addressed by you for the benefit of all the unenlightened Americans who think that “pizza hut”, or “dominos” is actual pizza. This brings such shame to my American sense of pride when such integral icons of Italian American culture as Patsy’s in NYC, or Sally’s in New Haven, CT. still exist for all to enjoy.

  25. Thomas Strome on February 24th, 2009 12:11 am

    Anthony Bourdain hosts one of TV’s best programs EVER ! His ventures into cities where angels fear to tread, provides priceless insight into the lives of people we may otherwise never get to know much about. Friendships develop over a table
    laden with good food, quicker than anywhere else.
    Production values for this show are high and the host is universally instantly likeable. This man is America’s Ambassador of Food. Please pass the salt.

  26. Lourdes on February 26th, 2009 11:43 am

    Hi, I`m from Paraguay, we`re wondering how come you never came down here?, there are a lot of interesting dishes you will love.Hope someday you do it tough. YOur show it`s very nice.

  27. chrissy on February 27th, 2009 11:34 pm

    okay. i can’t believe i a doing this. first i think you are awesome for what you try to show north america about life and food and people, however i think your pi on the cover of your book is funny.
    anyway my husband to be is a kiwi and we are going to do the deed down there and if you wanted to come we would love it cause we both think you are pretty ccol.. anyway i don’t even think you are going to read this and we have juat spent the day watchin cicket (NZ beat India T20) and rugby and well i know i don’t make much sence but your great and it would be good to hear from you.


  28. Fran Pinuela Chambers on March 2nd, 2009 5:11 pm

    Hello Tony, When I saw the episode of you traveling to Philippines, I was so ecstatic! It’s been quite a while since I’ve been home. And seeing my countryhome and the food ( I expected to be featured), it made me feel at home again. But I was a little disappointed because though a little bit of Filipino food were shown and featured, it still didn’t capture the true essence of “Filipino”. The food shown (other than lechon and papaitan) in that episode were from mixed cultures and with Spanish and other Asian influences. There are plenty of native delicacies and food invented by locals too ( like banana- que, kamote- que, other local desserts, balut and penoy- have to at least try these when foreigners visit Philippines, dinuguan) These are few of the delicacies I can mention. And oh also fruits that can only be found in Philippines. I felt strongly that it should have been featured also. On the good side, you did show family ties and how Filipinos come together. But the show is great. I enjoy watching it. You either make me salivate by watching you eat those scrumptious food or disgusted by some of those weird and uncook and still squirming things..

  29. Eddie Tom on March 2nd, 2009 8:32 pm

    The best show on TV. I especially appreciated the Laos Show I recently viewed as a repeat. The story of U.S. atrocities still happening 30 years later is something everyone needs to see and know. My years in Laos and throughout SE Asia is a story of amazing people suffering so much yet such celebrations of humanity and life.
    If you ever return to Hong Kong try the Private Kitchens such as Obra…you will be astonished and humbled.

  30. Jared Laredo on March 3rd, 2009 11:05 pm

    Tony is a groovey dude, a cool guy, a radical human being, a down-to-earth culinary extremist and cultural enthisiast who is a pleasure to watch as he explores not only food, but the cultures which produce such down-to-earth gustatory delights. All hail Tony!!! May he live long and prosper. Thank you Tony for being REAL.

  31. Joseph on March 4th, 2009 6:03 pm

    Hi Tony. I watch most of your programmes and love the entire concept of travel to explore food, culture and lifestyle. Today I saw your episode of travel to Sri Lanka where you ate Biryani. I am one die hard fan of the Nawabi cusine where the biryani actually originates from of which Biryani is the most savored Have eaten this delicious dish in many places but its not biryani unless it is made in the Old City of Hyderabad in India. Specially, you should visit Old city in Hyderabad (A.P state India) during Rmadan season. Trust me (why should you?) but try it for once. Am not even sure you’d read this… but hoping you will some day – Joe

  32. Sarah Ladd on March 5th, 2009 3:53 pm

    Dear Anthony, I’m sure you get this kinda of thing all the time but i would like an opinion on a restaurant i would like to open. I don’t believe anyone has ever tried such a setting or variety before and your imput would be very helpful to me. if you are interested in finding out more please drop me an email. This could be an interesting finding for you for a future show. thanks much for you time. Sarah Ladd

  33. ingrid contreras herrera on March 6th, 2009 10:36 pm


    Eres muy lindo me gusta tu programa, quiero tu direccion electronica para escribirte


  34. Steve on March 7th, 2009 2:28 pm

    Thanks for the No Reservations Azores series on youtube. I had never heard of the show before viewing the youtube series. Not your fault, I don’t watch much TV. Turns out, I really enjoyed the show. Well, you just earned a fan thanks to the “new media”.

    Best wishes,

    Steve (aka Blueenote on youtube)

  35. pierre paraud on March 10th, 2009 8:35 pm

    I think not yet updated the page, but these days you know these captivating my country Chile, I want to thank you in advance the good reviews I’m sure this will, I hope you come back soon for wine and good food with warm and friendly .

  36. Jeremy on March 10th, 2009 9:33 pm

    Tony, Martha Stewart interview? Really? I didn’t hear it but I just watched a couple of clips. Did she really make fun of Ripert’s accent? Jesus!

    Great Vietnam show by-the-way!

  37. Carlos Asencio on March 11th, 2009 1:14 pm

    tony welcome to chile. I live in coyhaique,south of chile…
    I hope you come to Coyhaique is the Chilean Patagonia.
    come if you wait, with my family and will prepare you a typical “lamb stopped.”
    I hope you read this and come to my beautiful city.
    greetings from Coyhaique.
    Asencio family.

  38. Melanie on March 11th, 2009 2:34 pm

    I LOVE YOUR SHOW! I’ve been traveling all over as well and pretty much would try anything … Trust me I got sick the whole 3 weeks in Burma but wouldn’t give up trying whatever they serve there … I love your perspective over things … You are the best and I’m a big fan of your …

  39. Cartwright on March 15th, 2009 6:06 pm

    Dear Mr. Bourdain,
    Hi, my name is Dave Cartwright. I am a junior at James Madison University in Harrisonburg Virginia I highly doubt that you read this but just in case you do, my housemates and I love your show and would like to invite you to our townhouse for dinner sometime. Obviously, it being middle of nowhere Virginia, there are no real exciting or unique restaurants for us to take you to, however, we do know our way around the kitchen. Eric, is a connoisseur in German cuisine, and makes some of the best sauerkraut this side of the Atlantic. Nick is currently studying hospitality. In fact this past summer, he interned as a restaurant manager at Clyde’s Bar and Grill outside of Baltimore. Alex is known for being our house drunk, but a friendly one. I am not known so much for my cooking, though I do make some mean mac and cheese, but for being able to truly appreciate a nice glass of wine or whiskey. Although Harrisonburg does not have much to offer, our townhouse is on top of a hill just outside of town and has a bitchin’ view of the city and surrounding mountains. This is where we would love to enjoy a nice smooth cigarette (we know you quit, but in our experience, it really does make you look cool), a nice cool drink, and hopefully a good meal with you. I don’t know if this will reach you, but if it does, just know that we love your show, admire your New York personality, and would be honored if you would visit us. If you get the chance, please contact me at
    Sincerely Yours,
    Dave Cartwright

  40. Ziad El.bourji on March 18th, 2009 8:31 pm

    Hallo Tony
    ich bin ein Libanesische Koch und ich bin ganz toll begeistert von Ihrem TV schow,es macht richtig spass sowas anzugucken.
    Viel Erfolg wüsche ich für sie

  41. Jon Ballantine on March 19th, 2009 3:22 pm

    Tony, just wanted to say, been a fan for a long time and think your show is awesome (Brazil and the girls? Damn your luck! :) ) and I also think the catch phrase “Shut up and eat” (that Andrew kind of created…) would make a good book title.

    Anyhoo…keep up the greatness, eat and drink more and of course…remember – don’t drink and tease alligators. They have no sense of humor.

  42. César from Chile on March 22nd, 2009 12:15 am

    Hi Tony i write you from Chile, thanks for visit my pretty country, i saw the interview with Alejandro Guillier when you ate a peruvian food.

    Always i see your program, and for me you’re a great idol like a rockstar or a great player of football like example (sorry my english it sounds so poor maybe)

    I’ll like that you answers me because i feel that when began to see your program that gives me a happiness or a funny moment because relax me and i love eat like you completos, lomitos a big hug from Chile , Santiago and in my country we are waiting for you now

  43. Larry Dickenson on March 22nd, 2009 3:19 pm

    Your segment on Vietnam was inspirational for me. My church sponsored a Vietnamese immigrant family back in 1975 and they introduced me to their cuisine. I became very close to them and learned to love the food. Your show brought it all back for me…thank you.

  44. Won Chee on March 30th, 2009 8:34 pm

    I got it. For you food is a legal drug. Did you choose pleasure over longevity?

  45. sathish vasudevan on March 31st, 2009 2:56 am

    what about exploring the tribal culture and foods from nilgiris.. in south part of india
    you show is awesome and the rajastan episod… HAPPY COOKING

  46. CORTEZ on April 5th, 2009 12:34 am

    hi antony!

    come to bamberg in germany, we got realy, realy super food and rauchbier (schlenkerla). please take a look to this site ( bamberg is a realy nice town and you are welcome!!

    justus schrotte

  47. anders liljequist on April 6th, 2009 9:38 pm

    Dear Athony,

    Just finished watching your show on the Azores and as an avid sailor and traveler really enjoyed it till you made that noise about never doing another Scandinavian show. Well, I’m a full blooded Swede who came here at the age of 13 and you obviously have never really connected with the Viking descendants. If you have the balls, I would like to invite you to a crayfish party at my brother Lars’s home in Senungsund. It is in the beautiful archipelago outside Goteborg (Gothenburg) Sweden.

    Best Regards,

    Anders (Andy) Liljequist
    Stamford, CT

  48. Jesse Riesmeyer on April 10th, 2009 3:48 pm


    Every time you’re shooting and you begin to get a little cranky (because all you really want to do is eat), and someone is making you visit blow holes in Puerto Rico, I hear John Spencer in the beginning of Black Slider, singing, “Weeeeellllllllllll, YOU BETTAH SIT DOWN!) As if your stomach was yelling at your brain. EXTRA WIDTH is a great little album. If you don’t have it, let me know and I’ll send it your way.

    Looking forward to your next adventure. If ever in Pittsburgh, I’d love to toast a Delirium Tremens with you. I love learning about new places, their food and people through your eyes. It’s a really good time. You also make me want to try food that I’ve never, ever given consideration to. Especially pig parts. Salut! — J

  49. Mike on April 13th, 2009 5:48 pm


    My daughters went to a private girls school outside Phila and took a litature course that focused on food writing. Kitchen Confidential was required reading and they turned me on to it. May I say not only did I love it but it spoke to me. I am proud to say that every bad habit I picked up during my life , so far, has been in a restaurant kitchen. So we share that. Years ago I left the business so that I may live a long and happily married life.
    You can help me settle a bet with my daughters. in Feb of ’08 while in New Orlanes checking out Tulane, you and I said hi to each other one afternoon at a dirty sports bar in the business district. They think I am full of it. If you were in town then I win.
    On the up side They now attend Tulane and are very much enjoying the food experience. What is very cool is that when my wife and I visit, they take us to their spots.



  50. Norman Gertz on April 15th, 2009 10:11 am

    Really enjoyed your piece on Fall River MA….
    you omitted some very important aspects of the Azore migrations.
    For years, a sailing vessel traveled from Cape Verde to Providence carrying immigrants and goods to trade etc.
    They landed in Providence at the Fox Point docks where many established homes and is still a Portugese enclave.
    They later started to migrate….first to Bristol RI then Fall River (textile mills and Firestone rubber) then on to New Bedford (fishing fleet)..
    All these communities have retained their heritage.
    I remember going down to the docks to look at the ship…..I seem to remember the name was the “Ernestina”……there were chickens and goats roaming the deck.
    Keep up the good work…

    Norman Gertz

  51. Rakhi Bhandari on April 21st, 2009 3:07 pm

    Hi Chef
    Hope you get to read this. I have been watching your shows and reading your books and have enjoyed all of it very much, that is up until you aired your Mancow show interview. That guy is a jerk and I don’t think you need to stoop to that level. He is so crass.He says Indian food tastes like poop. That makes me wonder if he has tasted poop. No wonder he looks so sick!
    I Promise to keep watching and always cooking…..
    Rakhi Bhandari

  52. Ben on April 27th, 2009 7:53 pm

    Hey Anthony,
    It doesn’t look like you have been on here in a while, guess you are off from the show for a bit. Just wanted to let you know that your show is friggin awesome. The only problem is that in your new episodes, you are starting to look too much like a slave to the travel channel mold. You are conforming Tony and I don’t like it at all. I cant believe you of all people are doing something like that. Not as much drinking, no smoking, not as much cussing, too many “fun facts” on cities you are visiting rather than just strait up food, the true heart and soul of the city. Dude, seriously, freaking man up and take back control of your damn show. I want to see you dressing how ever the hell you want, eating a ton of stuff and not worrying about why Egypt is where it is. I mean this isn’t the history channel, chill on the damn facts and give me the food, the food that makes the country, and gets the people who live there through the day. I want to hear it from you, not from some script that some bulls*&t executive at the travel channel had to “approve” before you were allowed to read it. Give the viewers more of the strait up Anthony Bourdain hardass view of the world. Thanks.

  53. Mubida on April 29th, 2009 4:53 am


    I love your show, I never knew or heard of some of the dishes in India till I watched it on your show and now I have a desire to try them out…At times I envy your luck!!!;)

    Keep up the good work……



  54. Lisa on May 3rd, 2009 1:03 pm

    Ok. The 5/3/09 show has provided TMI. I respect Chef Bourdain for slaughtering his meal, the measure for me has always been, I will eat only what I am able to kill, but, did I really need to see the death on air. While I respect that you Chef are prepared to kill what you eat, did we all really have to watch. It conjured up images of when my pet pig of 2 years was slaughtered for dinner while I was at school. He was my pet and watching you kill that pig on TV brought back that awful moment of discovery when I returned home from school to find my friend on the fire. I had to stop watching. The pre-show dialogue for the 1pm show was equally jarring. So I switch the channel once again and hope that at some point in the future I will be able to enjoy your programming once again.

  55. joe brankis on May 4th, 2009 7:30 pm

    Cynical, chain smoking, hard drinking, is what sets you apart.
    If you go healthy…I’ll go for Samantha….Don’t go the bizarre foods route, some mainstream stuff is interesting. The show from Saudia Arabia was lame…but you were so nice to her…whats that about? Tony the Nice Guy?…

  56. Jorge Ugartechea on May 13th, 2009 10:43 am

    I think your show is great, I see alot of me in what you do and to see you in different parts of the world doing the same thing I do. If it’s cooking a goat, sweat breads, or whole hog everybody seems to have the same basics good food, good beer along with great friends….

  57. seda on May 19th, 2009 1:30 pm

    hi anthony
    i have been watching your show, i see you smokin and drinking more than topic of your show,you need to explain about the taste of the food and how they make it.. i like zimmern show more because he is more involved with his show.. i think you need to maybe spice up your show ..your show shouldnt be just about satisfiying your own taste buds.. i hope you can handle constructive critisizm…. break a leg… BOSTON

  58. Tammy on May 20th, 2009 7:38 am

    I had a dream about you last night. We were dating, and the emotions behind it were pretty intense for both of us. You would fly me to different places you were filming, we would drink craft beers on location after you were done shooting. I wasn’t sure how seriously you were into me until Deb (your daughter in my dream) showed up, and we were introduced, initially thought she was someone you were seeing. Deb and you and I went on a lavish vacation to France and Spain and other places, drinking awesome beer everywhere we went. I think you were still filming at all those places, but woul steal glances at me when you could. Then I lost my purse in the airport in Portland, ME. Deb helped me find it and we went to try and have dinner at a resaurant that only served dises based on pears in the form of pie. It was like $250 flat rate for dinner, but the service was terrible. Come o find out it was because the waiter was someone who was seriously into you and was crushed because you and I were an item, and planning to get merried at this point. So we left, then I woke up. Kinda wierd, just wanted to share, lol. There is definitely something sexy about you though ;)

  59. MILENA on May 21st, 2009 11:31 am



  60. Alex Chang on May 22nd, 2009 4:13 am

    I don’t usually write to blogs too often, however after watching a couple of your shows, I wanted to let you know that you’re awesome!! I somewhat admire what you do, enjoying the best foods around the world, while drinking (local alcohol!) and smoking like a champ!! It sounds like my dream job. Don’t change anything to your show, keep your sense of humor and keep doing what you’re doing. All in all, great job Tony.

  61. Atijit on May 30th, 2009 1:09 am

    Tony…why have you not gone to Burma? Can you go there and freak out the authority? I have several of your books…your producer must be really scared of Thailand and the rest of Southeast Asia. Anyway, I am going to thailand at the end of the year for 3 weeks with my family. Would you like to come? Don’t worry I speak the language and grew up in my grandmother’s kitchen (nothing like waking up at 5 am in the morning to make food for the passer by monks, clean a live fish for the first time at the age of under 10 years old or grind curry paste until your arm falls out). I detest chefs who use Siracha without really knowing what it is. Love your show…but I really like to see you explore the rest of Southeast Asia with the understanding the history of food over time…Vietnam is great, but it was colonized by the French…how do they perceive you? How has the Cambodians really evolved? Did you know Thai language originated from Cambodia, that my grandfather’s toung is that of Loatian and that Burmese used to conquer Thailand for a period of time and the Thais—they are a pure mutt? Can you connect the dot? Less than one hour to explore all these– that is tough and you are not the history channel, but I tell you–the food taste so much better on TV with that kind of spices…at least for me. I do wonder if you crave for it, for your own tongue.

  62. Michelle on June 3rd, 2009 11:55 am

    Bourdain, I love you. Marry me? I am serious.

    I love the Azores.

    I loved when you went to my city, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Next time you go to Brazil, go to the country side, explore the country, don’t stay only in the big famous cities. There are more things to see and eat there than you can imagine.

    I am 100% sure you will love the historic food from Minas Gerais. It is the best food of the country and MAN, you didn’t have it! Go to the colonial cities, Ouro Preto, Mariana, Tiradentes. The food, people and cities are out of this planet. And explore more the Portuguese culture in general. Brazil, Portugal and other Portuguese speaking countries are still very unknown to the world.

    I watch you everyday. I am so addicted that I had a dream about you last night, lol.

    I love the fact that you are thoughtfull, paranoid and alcoholic.

    Keep the FABULOUS job. You’re the best!

  63. Kevin Saint-Jean Kristensen on June 3rd, 2009 2:25 pm

    Love your shows, but why haven’t you visited Denmark yet, when we are the frontiers in the new scandinavian cuisine, with for example Restaurant Noma (no. 3 in the world). I’ve seen you visited Sweden, but not Denmark. Come here and get a lifetimes experience Tony.

    Keep up the excellent work

  64. John M. Edwards on June 7th, 2009 11:42 am

    Hi Anthony:

    What is the name again of that legendary mercenary who once stole Maauritius? I met Jean-Calude Van Dame’s half brother, and I’d like to contact him to aquire his “memoirs.” Nice guy, makes a mean scrambled eggs.

    Best, Tom James, Zagat reviewer (TM)

    John M. Edwards
    250 West 50th St. #15L
    New York, NY 10019

    (212) 219-8126

    Jason and the Armagnacs

    By John M. Edwards

    In the gastronomic jigsaw of Gascony, John M. Edwards goes prospecting for a pyrite-colored potion, golden Armagnac, the amber “eau de vie” that many purists regard as being better than Cognac—and cheaper. This is not a popular opinion. . . .


    To be initiated as a vrai Gascogne (real Gascon) by my neighbor, an amateur Armagnac producteur wearing the region’s signature set of yellow-mud-covered Wellingtons and a picturesque beret-basque, I had to chug an entire glass of “white” (unaged) Armagnac—which I proceeded to do under the stout Frenchman’s supercilious, steady Napoleonic gaze.

    “Bon! Maintenant, monsieur!”

    Down the hatch! Cin-Cin! Tout de suite, I was speechless with fright. Coughing and spluttering, I scrunched up my pruneaux face and managed a merci, lips forming a painful pout or moué, and felt hot tears shaming down my cheeks—as if I were the French cartoon menace “Caillou,” who sort of resembled a bald neo-Nazi baby from a retro Vichy regime. Or, Mr. Clean’s kid.

    Since I was housesitting in a 15th-century farmhouse with a view of the snow-capped Pyrenees for three months, I thought I’d become an expert on an eau de vie that many gourmands (if not gourmets) and foodies (if not critics) prefer over Cognac. This is not a popular opinion.

    The French departement Gers, which contains the region of historical Armagnac, lies only two hours between Bordeaux and Toulouse, and was the battleground of the Hundred Years War, in which Gascons fought on the British side.

    Driving in my rented Renault time machine along the “Routes de Bastides et des Castelnaux,” I landed upon Larrressingle, the so-called Carcassonne du Gers, which is also the name of my favorite commercial Armagnac. The fortified towns, called bastides and castelnaux, make this rolling tapestry of farmland and vineyards seem like it is stuck somewhere back in the Dark Ages, but with electricity.

    The wine is excellent (AOC Madiran, VDQS Cote de St. Mont, and the whimsical white wine “Pacherenc du Vic Bilh” are the standouts). But the gist of the Gers is, of course, Armagnac—and this is where the popular aperitif is distilled, bottled, and shipped worldwide. There are three Armagnac appellations: Haute-Armagnac (center: Auch), Bas-Armagnac (center: Eauze), and Tenareze (center: Condom). For obvious reasons, Condom is a popular place to buy postcards to amuse your friends back home. But Bas-Armagnac is considered best.

    Feeling like a Medieval alchemist seeking elixirs for eternal life, I spent a day at Auch’s Museé de Armagnac, nosing around like Nostradamus This was serious. Gascons learned the art of distillation from the Arabs. Unlike Cognac, which is distilled twice, Armagnac goes through the alembic (from Arabic “el embic”) only once. The grapes generally are white Folle Blanche, Ugni Blanc, Colombard, and—my favorite—Bacco 22A, which, for an experienced oenophile (wino) like myself is easy to segregate in the glass. The strange flavor comes from the new oak casks in which it is aged (in the bottle it remains stationary in time and space).

    During a degustation, I was instructed to cup the glass and swirl it to release the aromas, leaving behind long golden Midas tears streaming down the edges. If you really mean business, pour some into your palms like cologne pour le homme (“perfume for homos,” I guess that means, no offense), rub them, and sniff them as the locals do.

    With so many brands of Southwest brandy to choose from, here is a guide to help;

    1. VS = 2 yrs min
    2. VSOP + Reserve = 5 yrs min
    3. XO + Napoleon = 6 yrs min
    4. Hors d’Age = 10 yrs plus

    Also worth trying is a regional specialty drink called “Pousse Rapier” (Thrust of the Rapier), an orange-based liqueur mixed with Armagnac and served with champagne or white wine and crushed orange and ice in a glass. This is an obvious nod to favorite son and cadet Charles de Batz, the real–life D’Artagnan immortalized in Alexander Dumas’s The Three Musketeers. Hence, in Auch, beneath the Cathedral de Sainte Marie and the 14th-century Tour d’Armagnac, the Escalier Monumentale’s 232 steps lead up to a statue of the famous Fourth Musketeer.

    Last but not least, there is Floc d’Armagnac, a cheap local aperitif made from crushed grapes and Armagnac.

    At last I fell with Asterix-like apprehension into a local Fete de Chausseurs (Hunter’s Feast), an event liberally garnished with Gascon hunters brandishing rifles and aromatic Gitanes, featuring the following accentless menu:

    Assiette composee fruits de mer
    Truite sauce Champagne
    Civet de chevreuil
    Roti de chevreuil
    Foret noire

    You don’t have to consult Escouffier’s or delve into a Larousse dictionary to divine the gist: a meal of more than six courses, including a thick soup (drowning in duck confit) , a whole trout, and two deer dishes, accompanied by wine and several Armagnacs. Forget the foie gras.

    Between courses I breathed “beaucoup” and “trop,” waving my fork in a feeble attempt to ward off food, feeling like the fat guy from Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, who is impelled by the French waiter, played by an evil John Cleese, to eat until he explodes! (“It is a-wafer-thin!”) Which adds new meaning to “amuses bouches” and “amuses geulles”—small gourmet bonbons to induce evacuation, Roman-orgy-style.

    The only other people who spoke English at the fete were an Anglo-Irish Earl, renovating an 18th-century chateau down the street (his ancestor was the Viceroy of India), and his wife who handed me a business card: “Comtesse de ____.” (The Countess dabbled in real estate, including small chateaux.)

    Though I could have splashed out at master chef Andre Daguin’s Hotel de France in Auch (who discovered “magret de canard”) or the stuttering chef Coscuella’s Le Ripa Alta in Plaisance (both recipients of Michelin rosettes), I found the rustic moveable fete to be a good way to finalize my plans for eventually buying a farmhouse here and act like Ernest Hemmingway avoiding gainful employment.

    However, my book proposal Three Months in Gascony, sounded derivative and unsaleable (shades of Peter Mayle’s Provence), so I chucked it in the poubeille and poured myself a delicious glass of amber Sempé from nearby Aignan, the former capital of Armagnac.

    Finally I found myself at a surreal vineyard owned by none other than actor Larry Hagman, J.R. on “Dallas” and Tony Nelson on “I Dream of Jeannie.” I was rubbing a bottle of one of the best Bas-Armagnacs, waiting for a harem babe with golden- fleece veil to pop out. My search for the ultimate amber after-dinner drink verily had classical proportions: Like Jason and the Argonauts, I fancied myself Johnny and the Armagnacs. I had found my finale, closure. “J.R. is back in the U.S.,” one of Hagman’s elegant leggy assistants joked. “But we’ll tell him you stopped by for a drink!”

    –John M. Edwards

    Bio: John M. Edwards has traveled worldwidely (five continents plus), with stunts ranging from surviving a ferry sinking in Thailand to being caught in a military coup in Fiji. His work has appeared in such magazines as CNN Traveller, Missouri Review,, Grand Tour, Islands, Escape, Endless Vacation, Condé Nast Traveler, International Living, Emerging Markets, Adventure Journey, Literal Latté, Coffee Journal, Lilliput Review, Poetry Motel, Artdirect, Verge, Slab, Stellar, Glimpse, Go Nomad, BootsnAll, Hack Writers, Trips, Travelmag, Vagabondish, ForeWord, Richmond Review, Borderlines, North Dakota Quarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, and North American Review. He recently won a NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association) Award, a TANEC (Trasnsitions Abroad Narrative Essay Contest) Award, a Road Junky Travel Writing Award, and a Solas Award (sponsored by Travelers’ Tales). He lives in NYC’s “Hell’s Kitchen.,” where you can eat ethnic every night with soul survivors from Danté’s Inferno. His indie zine, “Unpleasant Vacations: The Magazine of Misadventure,” went belly up. His future bestsellers, Move and Fluid Borders, have not been released. His new work-in-progress, Dubya Dubya Deux, is about a time traveler.

  65. Noel C. Anguiano on June 14th, 2009 8:18 am

    I like watching your show. I was wondering if you knew any cool places to eat and have a drink in Perth, Australia? I like places that are pretty chilled and laid back.
    Noel C. Anguiano

  66. Brian Pellechia on June 15th, 2009 6:29 pm

    Anthony, you and Andrew are all i have for entertainment nowadays. Just wanna say I love your show period, and if you ever want me to come with you to do what you do, anytime. Your show makes me hungry and wanna travel.

    p.s. i wanna see (with my own eyes) Zealand, S. Africa, india, China/Japan, and Italy. everywhere.

    p.s.s you’re show is awesome.

    -brian p. south shore mass.

  67. Lisa Valencia on June 20th, 2009 12:51 am

    Here is a man of depth and discernment. When I saw Anthony’s program on the Mexico/Texas border I felt a kinship with this man who really cares about the people he visits. Yes, he drinks, he laughs and jokes and plays around but underneath it all is a man who respects and appreciates other cultures. His captivating ways, singular and unorthodox, draw us in and then give us something to think about. In this way, he makes the world a better place.Thank you Anthony.

  68. Tara Lee Cavanagh on June 22nd, 2009 12:12 am

    My boyfriend moved to Suwon, South Korea to teach English and I’m about to go on a 2 month long visit. Before he left, we watched your South Korea episode of “No Reservations.” It really spoke to us and I think it really put my boyfriend, Jon, at ease to return to his native country (he was adopted at 6 months in 1975 and has never been back before this year). Your passion and praise for the culture helped us feel so much better about our decisions to have a life together abroad. Just wanted to say “Thanks.”

    PS: If you ever find yourself in the Asshole of America – Orlando, FL – the best Korean BBQ ever is called Shin Jung in the “Little Vietnam” district on Colonial/SR-50 (say it’s your birthday and get a Moonpie!)

  69. Norman Gertz on July 2nd, 2009 9:15 am

    Anthony…..for your info:

    Cape Verdean Independence Day

    07/02/2009 01:00 AM EDT

    Make it back-to-back celebrations.

    Independence Day is, of course, Saturday. But Sunday is Cape Verdean Independence Day.

    A festival, sponsored by the Cape Verdean Subcommittee of the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, is in Providence’s India Point Park from noon to dusk.

    “The Cape Verdean people have a strong connection to India Point Park,” Cape Verdean Subcommittee President João Gonsalves said in a press release. “Our packet and passenger ships landed here and we lived and worked here.”

    There will be music and dancing, food, arts and crafts.

    The celebration, which marks the 34th anniversary of the independence of Cape Verde, is one of the opening events of the week-long SoundSession festival in Providence, which runs through July 11.

    For more, visit

  70. On on July 6th, 2009 6:32 am

    Hey Anthony, just waned to tell you i’m a big fan of yours and I think that if you’d like to taste one of the greatest things ever, you should come to Israel and eat at a place called “Ali Caravan – Abu Hasan” in Jaffa. They serve this amazing dish called Mesabaha which is kind of a variation on the hummus but alot better.
    Hoping that ine day you’ll get here.

  71. Gary Jones on July 12th, 2009 9:30 pm

    Today, after buying fresh vegetables at the Schenectady Green Market, my wife and I had lunch on jay street and
    noticed from an ad that Anthony Bourdain is speaking at Proctors on November 15, 2009. Periodically we fire up the wood fired pizza/bread oven in our back yard and invite a hundred or so friends to share in an amazing pizza party. The deal is that friends bring their own toppings to share, we make an amazing whole wheat pizza dough and incredible sauce; we have beer on tap from The Ole Saratoga Brewery and everyone has a blast. We generally make 125 pizzas for one of these events. While I would not generally do this on a day when we were going out(to see Anthony Bourdain at Proctors)but…I will make an exception on 11/15 if Anthony will be our guest of honor. We are 20 minutes from Schenectady and I believe he would get a kick out of our 2 minute gourmet pizzas. we can get him to Schenectady in plenty of time for the show.

  72. Luis Pinilla on July 13th, 2009 5:22 am

    Hello, I am a Colombian guy living in Finland. Just yesterday this one local channel did broadcast an episode of No reservations from Colombia and it was so cool to see someone from abroad showing something different from my beloved Colombia, I mean not devastating news or more contribution to the countries bad reputation but something more essential as it’s culture, development and cuisine. I just took this chance to thank Anthony and all its crew for such a nice episode and good commitment. In behalf of this Colombian guy THANKS, KIITOS, MERCI, GRACIAS Y MAS GRACIAS.
    Peace and love
    Luis Pinilla

  73. Cheyne skasick on July 13th, 2009 10:15 pm

    Please if anyone has any information on the small rural village Anthony visited in sao Jorge email mr at looking to take a break from life here in so cal I surf amd would like to check this place out


  74. Rodrigo on July 15th, 2009 9:37 pm

    I’m a big fan of the tv shows and I think you should consider visiting our state, Santa Catarina in Brasil …check it out:

    in my hometowm, Florianópolis, oysters can be tasted right out of the sea….;-)

  75. Rita on July 23rd, 2009 1:31 pm

    Hellooooo Tony, my name is Rita from BRASIL, first Sory about my english. I Love your show, and i realy liked can see you in Top Chep!!
    Kisses from Brazil!!!

  76. Isabel from Miami on July 31st, 2009 4:27 pm

    Hi Tony, I am a Miami native and lived here all my life. Parents came over from Cuba in the 60′s. If you ever want to do a show on the Cuban influence in Miami you look me up. I stumbled on your show by accident one night and have been hooked ever since. Love,love love your show!!!

  77. clay on August 17th, 2009 9:28 pm


    Can you please recommend a cookbook or website that has traditional Azorian (wooow, is that a word?) recipes such as those on your show?

  78. Mitzi Gold on August 23rd, 2009 2:52 am

    Aloha Anthony: I’m here in Berkeley California with my fiance. We just saw Julia and Julie and we were very hungry after the movie. Fortunately we came across Trattoria La Siciliano with Chef Angelo and he filled us with real Sicilian scrumptuous food like porcini mushroom ravioli, fresh sardine salad, seafood zuppe, great wines and desserts. “Oh my goodess gracious”, as Julia might have said, totally a wonderously friendly place. I’ve seen your show from all different locations and you’re always looking for those places that attract not only the crowds but other great chefs. This is your place! I see a great show with you enjoying the food, wine and company of Angelo and his staff. We’re feeling full and satisfied. You’re awesome! Mitzi

  79. Jaime Contreras on September 6th, 2009 8:37 pm

    extremely unhappy on the results in your visit to mexico. I rise my voice to extend an invitation to visit the north of Mexico… the true north of Mexico. Discada, Carne Asada, Tamales, Pozole, Menudo, Fried Organic Fish, Tortilla de Harina, Alambres, Ranch Beans,chicharrones beef and pork, home made chorizo, delicious home made chesse. Cold Ice beer on 49° C and a friendly hand, are qualities on the north of mexico that we are more than happy to show you. Please feel free to contact us on the refered e mail North and south as on the USA, here are extremely different. Monclova is onthe Houseeeee. Truly at ur service. Jaime. the shark Contreras.- And FAMILY.

  80. D L Keller on September 12th, 2009 12:15 am

    Tony, you are a lucky man……. Linda and I just watched the show onb Livingston Mt. WOW…. Thank you.

  81. Marymartha Baccarny on September 15th, 2009 3:36 pm

    Hi Tony
    I hope you get this message. Sorry to say that the web sites conected to you are not the most user friendly. Enough of that!
    I just wanted to tell you that I thought your show on Sardina with your wife and baby was the best one ever!!!! There are not many places left in the world that you can see life as it has always been. Your wife is wonderful and I think you should let her join you on some of your trips and shows. You can really tell the love you have for each other. My husband and I plan to travel to northern Italy in 2011 for our 50th aniversary and we hope to make a trip to Sardina as well.
    Thank you for haveing such wonderful shows.
    Best regards
    Marymartha Baccarny
    Taylors, South Carolina

  82. Lindzay VanDusen on September 26th, 2009 11:31 pm

    My parents and I have been watching your show for awhile now and taking notes on where you go that is close to where we live(Elkhart, Indiana)…We have been to: Hell, Michigan…the smokehouse in Calumet, IL…We have had a blast at both places…We will keep watching and traveling with you…

    Thanks Lindzay
    Elkhart. Indiana

  83. Mark on October 5th, 2009 1:29 pm

    I’ve not seen a cooking show or episode that is absolutly stripped down to bare essentials Fire, Water, One knife, something that you just caught/gathered moments ago & make it look as good as the cover of Gormet Magazine. Call it “Caveman Cusine” & de-evolve. That would be a test of true Chef’s ability to get it done and right. I seen it done many times on hunting trips by woodsman. How to cook in the wild and not kill yourself doing it. Moose, Deer, Gator, Fish of every sort wild veggies and spices & how to identfy them properly.

  84. Anu from Finland on October 16th, 2009 7:31 am

    I used to be your fan, but then you made the comment about Scandinavian cuisine in the Azores episode. Your comment was bullshit and arrogant!
    Honestly, we don’t need you to come to Scandinavia anymore, this is no place for ignorant people!

  85. Darlene - Northern Calif. - Santa Rosa on December 2nd, 2009 5:44 pm

    Anthony….Anthony….Anthony! ! My husband and I live in Northern California and know that you will be visiting our beautiful SONOMA COUNTY. I REALLY, REALLY WANT FRONT ROW TICKETS AT YOUR SHOW ON JAN. 13TH FOR MY BIRTHDAY. I have been searching and all I can find are tickets from the SCALPERS! ! ! Can ya help one of your loyal fans that never misses your show?????? I would be ever so thankful for your help. And….my husband would thank you so he does not have to figure out something else to get me for my birthday!!! Please respond.

  86. Joseph Cimino on December 2nd, 2009 7:26 pm

    it has taking me a few years just to care enough to send you a note in apreciation to have found my self as part of your book < Kitchen Confidential, I am the so " blonde and Closet alcoholic " you so kindly wrote in the book.
    ( I am sure you can appreatiate my sarcasm ) Ring me up sometime, perhaps we can have a Martini together again, promise not " fire " you this time!!
    Take care

    Joseph Cimino
    Warwick, New York

  87. Marci on December 6th, 2009 11:21 pm

    You were in Louisville, KY in Sept 09 for which I enjoyed seeing & hearing you! I realize there is no special cuisine for a show, but I KNOW you could do an entire show about Ali, Hunter, bourbon, ciggarettes, Louisville Slugger, Churchill Downs combined w/ some kinda food (Churchill Downs does have the best egg salad I’ve ever eaten!) ??????

  88. Elsa on December 7th, 2009 9:26 am

    Hi Anthony,

    I really like your show.
    I love food!! Especially what I don’t know. And for sure I am jealous sometimes when I see you eating, eating and meet all that people.
    The episode Beirut was a special one.
    I am from the Netherlands, and yes you could say a am a fan of your show. Please keep on going!!


  89. Daniel Gabalski on December 7th, 2009 7:49 pm

    I can’t afford to travel much at all but not only do you take me places I dream of one day going but you do it in a manner that I love. Getting off the beaten path and whacking down some real local grub. I love it, great show.

  90. Jessica Servin on December 8th, 2009 5:54 pm

    Hi Anthony
    I’m writing from Mexico City. We are interested in having us answer some questions for an article in our Travel section and also for my personal page We see your programs, have read your books and you know what, the Arbys are disgusting, wuacala! hopefully you will contact us very soon and if you want we can chat or email.
    greetings and seriously admire you.

  91. Stephan on December 8th, 2009 11:11 pm

    Hi Anthony and thanks for putting up with my comments (maybe),

    I just watched “At the table with Anthony Bourdain”…. all I can say is that it’s Un F@@#$#… believable that you sat down at the same table as Mr.Allen….. after reading your book, Kitchen Confidential and listening to your various digs at other “TV” chefs….Jamie Oliver, Legasse, etc….. I can’t begin to even understand how you would give this idiot pretending to know about food… the light of day… never mind that, you asked these “experts or professionals” what they would cook at home…. the woman next to you said that it would be pasta!!! then you said “what would that be? she says Risotto!!!!! holly shit!!! Anyway, my point you ask? how can you put down REAL chefs (cooks) and then sit down and discuss food with idiots that know nothing of it? I don’t know who is pushing your guests careers, but THEY are good.
    Your tattoos, experience you’ve had in kitchens and life, make you a person that we (in the food industry) can relate to……. ironically you are becoming the same thing you despise. A SELL OUT.

    Don’t do it Tony.

  92. Oliver on December 9th, 2009 4:29 am

    Hi Anthony,

    Absolutely loved the series 1 of Your show! A real breath of fresh air on Australian Pay TV, just perfect…the food, the people, different places & adventures – 10/10! :-) Many greetings from hot & humid Queensland, Australia.



  93. Matthew on December 12th, 2009 11:14 pm

    Hey Anthony,
    I have been a fan of your show ever since the Vietnam episode where you ate a live cobra. I imagine you probabbly receive thousands of requests from people asking you to come to their random town in the middle of the hinterland, but I wanted to plug my home town of Winnipeg. You have already done two episodes in Canada (Vancouver and Montreal), but there is alot more to see in Canada. Montreal is probabbly the culinary capital of Canada, but I don’t understand why you would do a show on Vancouver. As you correctly note, the Vancouver is full of vegetarians and hippies.
    Winnipeg has highest ratio of restaurants per capita in North America (or so i’ve been told). Some of the regional delicasies include Smoked Winnipeg Goldeye, Pickerel and Bannoc, Sunflower seeds, beer, Crown Royal Whiskey, thin crust pizza, kielbasa, du Maurier cigarettes, wild rice, saskatoon berries and many other delicious and unhealthy foods. Winnipeg is an extremely multicultural city where you will find Indian, Ukrainian, French, Philipino, Greek, Japanese and Italian influences. The best time of year to come to Winnipeg is in August when it’s quite warm, it’s harvest time, and Folklorama is on. You won’t find any live cobra in Winnipeg, but you’ll definitely get drunk and full.


  94. Sarahy on December 13th, 2009 12:36 pm

    Ei, Antony!

    Dizem que temos 7 sósias espalhados pelo mundo (!)…Bom, pelo um dos seus eu achei! Conheça o Tuca, seu sósia e meu amigo! Sua fã, Sarahy.
    Entre Rios de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brasil.

    Orkut: Tuca Boelsums
    My space:

  95. MARTHA LILIANA on December 19th, 2009 12:13 pm

    Hola Antony. Realmente es muy interesante la forma como conduces tu programa, y lo que mas me encanta es que no te quedas en la parte del turismo convencional sino que realmente vas y muestras las verdaderas raices culturales. Un abrazo muy fuerte desde Colombia.

  96. ana on December 20th, 2009 1:04 am

    Hello anthony

    I love ” no reservations” sin reservas, but, when come back to ARGENTINA?

  97. Timiko Gibson on December 21st, 2009 1:57 pm

    I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your show. I see that you are going to be in Lakeland, FL in January 2010. If you get a chance, check out a spot called ” Mister Fish”. Everytime I go home, I try to get by this place. I think you would enjoy it. It’s not your usual fish sandwhich.

  98. Jerome Parker on December 23rd, 2009 2:48 pm


    I see you’re going to be in central Florida in January, here are a few suggestions for you to try; head to Ybor and go to the New World Brewery and while in Ybor enjoy one of the many restaurants it has to offer. Love to see an episode with some great South Tampa Cuisine.

    Let me know if you need any more suggestions or a tour guide



    P.S. Not to mention the street vendors outside some of our “Gentlemen’s Clubs” great late night snacks!

  99. john on December 27th, 2009 2:18 pm

    Just watched the Sardinia episode and felt compelled to comment.

    First, lose the thumb ring.

    Second, never put your Yenta wife on the program again. If I hear her nasally “in JEW YORK” one more time I’ll lose it! Four fuckin’ times in one show!

    Don’t forget you’re trying to entertain the Goyim primarily.

  100. Mary on December 28th, 2009 11:18 pm

    No Hamburger Helper, no freezed dried potato buds. Cook the food from scatch, Goddamnit.

  101. Roal Torres on December 29th, 2009 11:42 pm

    Hey Tony I love your program, please come to Mexico, we have an extensive variety of food, I can guarantee you, you’ll never regret of comin’ here. See you…

  102. Dace Zalite on January 1st, 2010 10:13 am

    Hi Anthony,

    Thank you for your show! It is so interesting to watch it. Love it. Recently on Discovery Travel and Living saw the episodes about Russia and China. Totally different shows. Have you ever been to Baltics? Please, come to Latvia (and to our neighbours in Estonia and Lithuania). We can offer an interesting mixture of East and West experience.
    Happy 2010 from Riga!


  103. Flor on January 4th, 2010 3:41 am

    Hey Anthony!
    My mom really loves your show. Shes making me type this comment. Shes always wathing it, and she doesnt like to be bothered while watching it. She said that the episode of you being in beirut really touched her. She thinks you show is the best! And she hopes one day you might go around Central America and taste their food.

  104. Justin on January 5th, 2010 3:46 am

    Hello Mr. Bourdain!

    Welcome to the deep south! Where we are so far south were no longer in the south, but in the tropics. I look forward to seeing you this Friday at the Lakeland Center. I have been a fan of yours for over a year now and haven’t missed an episode since. I believe we have some common interests, smoking, drinking, and sharing great meals over stimulating conversation with a flair of humor.

    I own a limousine company out of Tampa. I would be honored to supply you and your crew with transportation on Friday. You will definitely need a limo to get out to the cow pastures of Lakeland. If nothing else, where may I buy you a drink after the show?

    I look forward to hearing from you or a member of your team. You can call my office at 813.493.LIMO (5466).

  105. Markus Niehoff on January 6th, 2010 6:50 pm

    Hallo Anthony,

    ich bin ein leidenschaftlicher Hobbykoch und Fan deiner Sendung. Desweiteren bin ich bei angemeldet. Nun, ich vertrete in großen und ganzen die gleiche Meinung die in deinen Filmen von dir so rüber kommt. Gutes muß nicht zwangsläufig teuer sein. Mit der Meinung stoße ich im Forum aber nur auf Unverständnis, um es mal “höflich” aus zu drücken… Im CK herschen Missgunst, Intolerantz, Prestige Geilheit, Arroganz usw. Jeder glaubt Er sei ein Sterne Koch… Ich würde mich sehr freuen wenn ein so weit rum gekommener Koch wie Du einer bist denen mal die Hölle heiß machen würde.
    Wäre mal ‘ne Abwechslung für dich.

    Wünsche dir einen schönen Tag und mach noch lange weiter mit deiner Sendung, es ist die einzigste Kochsendung die wirklich wert ist sie an zu schauen.

    Lg. markus

  106. Alex López on January 7th, 2010 4:58 pm

    Greetings from Guadalajara México Tony. The asian special is the best of all on “No resservations”. I am a fan of your style and the way you living. When you come back again to México?? It would be great if you spend a little more time in my country. You will discover many wonderful things like “Pozole” “Tortas ahogadas” and “Pollo a la Valentina. Good luck!!

  107. Ross Williams on January 12th, 2010 9:17 am

    i’m a 22 year old cook. i live in DFW texas. i didn’t catch the show on the azores, because i don’t have have cable. i’ve been up all night drinking gin and coffee. seeing what you’ve dome with your life gives me hope for a future, not just that, but hope ofr a future that i can fervently enjoy. my hometown is a wasteland of chain restaurants and fat fucks that think all that makes a good meal is if it is deep fried to their satisfaction. i aspire for more, i aspire for great food and a life without a taco bell or mcdonalds on every fucking street corner.

    i don’t know how to end this. i hope you know how much you mean to the parts of america that aren’t able to experience what you have in your life. but i also hope you know and remember where you came from. i’m sure you do but it’s always worth reminding.

    much love abd admiration,

    p.s. please excuse any typ-o’s or runons. gin tends to do that.

  108. Renata Quiroga on January 12th, 2010 7:22 pm

    I want to extend and invitation to come to Mexito to Anthony Bourdany.
    We are very interested to have him here in Mexico to be our host in the exclusive conference named ‘Mexican Food’ which will be developed just if he comes.
    This event is going to be developed for one of our corporative clients and the audience will be just for 200 VIP people.
    I wondering if it is possible that we can arrange one date for this event, which must be in 2010 before August.
    I would like to know what is the procedure to follow and make this event happens in Mexico.

  109. Abhijeet on January 18th, 2010 2:33 am

    I know who my daddy is unlike you Anthony !!!

  110. Marisa Misischia on January 18th, 2010 9:33 pm

    Hi Antony i love your specialy style.
    I think you are a very atractive man.
    When you came over to argentina i would like to show you a very nice places to eat and specialy places to dance tango. Do you like it?
    Kesses from Argentina.

  111. BUTCH NIEVES on January 18th, 2010 10:01 pm


  112. Denis on January 18th, 2010 11:55 pm

    I cannot believe the show had to come to such a low point that you guys had to resort to a full screen shot of the chase credit card… the show will lose authenticity and independence unless this is the only move to keep the show alive.

  113. Basia on January 19th, 2010 7:09 pm

    I watch and enjoy your show very much. I have a suggestion for a destination that I have not seen you explore, Poland. It will surprise you. Suggest you visit Krakow, Zakopane, Opole, Bydgoszcz and Warsaw.

  114. Christy on January 19th, 2010 9:10 pm

    Dear Tony, got to see you in Santa Rosa last week, yeah! You were great, just as I pictured you and thank you so much for coming. But…those shoes? Broke my heart really. Were they hush puppies? It made me think of someone in big pink, bunny slippers. They looked huge! So much for coolness.

    I mean I get your turn to Cosby, the dad, and no more thumb ring, but those shoes, really?

    So sorry, otherwise I loved ya!

  115. Monica on January 20th, 2010 10:47 am

    Hiya Anthony!

    ….it comes without saying that you are the man…..and your shows and persona are truly remarkable…….however,I have noticed you have never been to Poland?? I saw your episode in Russia and thought it may be worth suggesting a trip for some more folklore, vodka shots, delicious pierogi and golabki (traditional Polish dishes) to Poland? I would be happy to show you around :-) …anyway would love to hear from you if Poland is on your list in 2010. M

  116. Dona on January 21st, 2010 10:28 pm


    You´re so charming and I love you… you could be my father!!! but I don´t care.

    …from México!!

  117. sedef on January 23rd, 2010 2:32 pm

    Thank you for coming to ISTANBUL-TURKEY.We watched your Istanbul episode.It was perfect.Hope to see you in Turkey’s other places.Maybe South of Turkey.Best Regards
    Sedef (from Istanbul)

  118. dakota friedman on January 25th, 2010 12:33 am

    you probably will never read this but you truly are my life’s inspiration to become a chef.

  119. Kevin on January 25th, 2010 10:10 pm

    Just saw the awesome episode of family, local eating in Sardinia and am now shaking my head at the tool Zimmerman’s episode in Sicily. Tony can you do anything about it! haha

  120. Bea on January 27th, 2010 2:55 pm

    Hi Tony,
    My husband and I are huge fans of your show and both agree its the best show on TV. We “dvr ” all of your episodes to be sure we dont miss any of them. I am a native NY’er but both my parents were born in Spain ( they currently are living back there now ) Although I enjoy all of episodes I was somewhat disapointed in your Spain show. I was hoping you would visit more remote places and explore some real “raw” Spanish cuisine. I hope you would consider re-visting Spain and if so you might consider exploring the Northeastern Galician part of the country, where i can guarantee you , you wont be dissapointed !
    Un Abrazo

  121. on January 28th, 2010 7:42 am

    Hello, I was wondering if you have been to the Maldives??? Im a great fan of your show.. I thought i saw you recently in the capital of Maldives, male;. If anyone would let me knw if they know any information if Anotony has been in the Maldives Ill be grateful..

  122. Megan on January 31st, 2010 5:11 am

    I freaking love No Reservations! That’s it, all I got to say….

  123. Andi Radiu on January 31st, 2010 5:48 pm

    I’m from Romanian but I live in Italy…for me you are the best…I hope that you can come in Italy and you can see how cook our comunity…there is an italromanian type, bizzar food…I know that it’s imposible that you just read this message…I like you very much, Anthony.

  124. Monique on February 2nd, 2010 7:51 pm

    Your show is FRIGEN AWESOME!!!

    Refreshing, non of the same bullshit that all the other shows put on. It’s nice to see that someone doesnt give a dam about being politically correct and can explain his adventures in a raw and truthful manner.

    Keep up the great job..

  125. Will Huffman on February 4th, 2010 3:07 pm


    I will be attending your event in Tulsa, OK and I just want you to know what an avid fan and food enthusiast I am. I like good food with an even better history. When you’re in Tulsa go to Ri Le’s Vietnamese restaurant at 91st and Yale. The Sesame Soy and the Special Chicken Soup will be two of the greatest foods you will ever taste in your life. I’m willing to bet $100 on it. Please just do a little research about this restaurant and let me know if you find someone who doesn’t like it. I never have and I’m a 26 year Tulsa native. If you don’t have time to stop in, shoot me an E-mail at and I’ll pick you up a large order of the soup on my way to your Tulsa gig for ya. Stay gold buddy!

  126. fred lobb on February 4th, 2010 6:56 pm

    tony, tony, tony-
    i am offended this year when the camera zeros in
    on a chase credit card. i will still watch your
    show, but the image of you as an independent
    observer of the world has been tarnished in my
    opinion by this sellout.

  127. Joana Barbosa on February 4th, 2010 7:53 pm

    You are the best!!!
    I live in the Amazon Forest, do you know about our culinaire???
    I love your show and you!!! Your sense of humor, your uncorectly way of life,do you drink, do you smoke and you seems happy to me!!! I love all about you!!!
    Marry me????

  128. Ever Vera on February 9th, 2010 2:50 am

    Please don’t forget the heart of South America! PARAGUAY has a lot of nice and beautiful things waiting for you!

  129. sabrina on February 9th, 2010 3:37 pm

    Hey Tony although I loved your show, I find it very hard to believe that you’ve been to every carribean country except my beautiful Dominican Republic, it’s almost as if there were some kind of prejudice. I tell you that I had to stop watching your show. Where you dumped by a Dominican or something. I just can’t explain why you haven’t gone, you even went to Haiti and they are right next door! It really is too bad because your missing out on some of the best food you will ever taste and some of the nicest sweetest people you will ever encounter. We were afterall the FIRST of the Americas!!!

  130. Paul V on February 11th, 2010 12:17 am

    Im tired of Bourdain “loving” everything he eats, everything is the “best” he ever had. He could eat raw goat testicles off the sidewalk in Myanmar and never get sick. He goes to eating places where he would get his throat cut if he wasn’t with a film crew. Allo this makes him a world class bs artist.

  131. dustin on February 11th, 2010 6:29 pm

    big fan here, ive seen all the shows. i hate andrew zimmerman but i just watched bizzare wolrd for a couple min and they showed painted breasts all over the place. you guys should find a way to bring female nudity to your show. cheers

  132. Alexis Magaña on February 12th, 2010 10:51 pm

    Hey Tony, you must come to El Salvador. It’s a little contry in Central America, you’ll like all our food, believe me.

  133. Paul Ettinger on February 14th, 2010 12:46 pm

    Hey Tony,
    I am French born American like you and love your show. You seem to be a smart, creative and sensitive man so why are you so condescending to vegetarians. Your New York snobby macho side should leave some space to the fact that you are also a dad and should be slightly concerned with child obesity, animal cruelty amongst many other things. Let me also say that vegan cooking is far from easy and that not enough pseudo Great Chefs can prepare an outstanding vegan dish. How refreshing courageous and useful would a few episodes of your show exploring vegan mastery be?
    I came across this passionate TED presentation this morning. I think that you will like it

  134. Cátia Ramos on February 14th, 2010 2:59 pm

    Hi Anthony. My name is Cátia, I’m from São Paulo, Brazil.
    I’ve watched the episod that you show your visit to São Paulo. I just love it! I’ve never seen a tv programam that had such a respect like you did. Thank´s a lot.
    Best regards from Brazil.

  135. Eli on February 16th, 2010 12:46 pm

    Hola anthony i am Eli , i from of ecuador nice country …:) i am fanatic´s of you program …this is controversial for me , because i am veggy 17 years jaja
    because i respect the life of animals..
    i would like that you made a program of only vegetarian food jaja
    because my husband and me are fanatics of you…and mine family is vegetarian
    is good you make your fans happy :)

    Maby in tibet in monastery budista jaja
    it is a nice experience for you and i am happy see you like a monk without alcohol jaja !! and serious vegetarian jaja yes …. sorry for my english, it is bad but you understand me
    you are very inteligent and a nice man …
    bye bye God bless you always …

  136. Kari on February 17th, 2010 12:17 am

    Dear Chef Bourdain,

    I realize that, very likely, your minions are previewing this and not even deeming it worth your reading (which, incidentally, I would very much understand.) Regardless, I need to share the complete admiration and respect that my fiance and I have for you. For my part, I truly appreciate the profound respect you have for the people and cultures with which you come in contact. My fiance, on the other hand, respects you on a completely different level. We’re getting married in August and when I asked him what his ideal bachelor party would be, he said that the most amazing thing he can imagine would be to share dinner and conversation with Anthony Bourdain (…keeping in mind that in this same conversation I offered him Vegas and strippers…) You are absolutely the epitome of what he thinks a true chef and connoisseur of the culinary world should be.

    In the absence of your presence at a bachelor party as a viable option, I’m wondering if there is any chance that you might be ambling through the Princeton, New Jersey / Allentown, Pennsylvania area within the next 6-8 months so that I might be able to get your autograph for him as a wedding gift. I honestly cannot think of a single (realistic) thing that would make him happier or more excited.

    Thank you so much for keeping us well fed, cultured and entertained,


  137. Aaron Allen on February 17th, 2010 6:01 pm

    Hi Tony! Love the show and your commentary/insights. You’re always dead-on; saving perhaps Le Bernardin. I’ll explain what I mean: I continue to sing your praises far and wide as I eat my way around the world too. Keep up the great work!!

  138. Yolanda on February 21st, 2010 11:53 pm

    Dear Travel Channel team

    With the soccer world cup coming up and South Africa being under the spot light, have you considered a program on the cuisine and culture. We have a tremendous diversity ranging from game dishes up in the north to the best fish dishes down in Cape Town. Being a big fan of Tony I am sure he will not be disappointed. No singing and dancing required.
    Hope to hear back from you?????

  139. David Villarreal on February 24th, 2010 7:32 pm

    Hello Anthony, hello intranets! I love your bloody show like you wouldnt believe! Your incredible insight, adoration, and appreciation for the art of food and its people is truly enjoyable. I respect any and every man or woman that lives like you do with some understanding of the world.(I also envy it) Thank you for this show, I might not get the chance to eat half of the foods your show displays but at least I get to see you enjoy them! I hope you enjoy the rest of your incredible life…
    Dasvidania Mr.Bordain

  140. Diana D. on February 27th, 2010 10:39 pm

    I am a Peruvian, I love to fallow your show always and I am wondering if you going back to Peru again?. I wish you the best.

    your fan :)
    Note, you are handsome :)

  141. Remco van gorp on March 1st, 2010 6:40 am

    Dear Mister Bourdain,

    Simple question for you, but also maybe one to think about. Or not. Why have you never come to Holland and visit the not cliché cities and food?
    I mean no drugs, No Red Light, No stupid wooden shoes, but the food in Holland. If you have time, you are welcome, I think. You must know the good chefs here?

    Take care.

  142. Joshua Ficksman on March 2nd, 2010 7:31 pm

    Anthony, I am a not a chef but a broke lover of gritty foods. Your show is a refreshing slice on non-mainstream or more appropriately “traditional” dishes of the places you travel. Keep it up, you are sensational. I love your show.

  143. bam on March 3rd, 2010 10:58 am


    i would like to thank you chef anthony bourdain on accepting the call of agusto in featuring and visiting the Philippines and it cuisine, you made it all happened, i do hope the people around the world were enlightened about our food, culture and traditions, Good job sir! more power and God Bless you’re show

  144. KC on March 7th, 2010 7:58 am

    We saw the episode of you in Russia… We can’t believe you went to Russia for banja and ice swimming.
    We Finnish people take proud in both our country aswell as our sauna and snow.
    You should come to Finland and see what this small but beautiful country has to offer.

    (we’ve beaten Russia before in history, we can do it also in the food frontier. :) )


  145. hdean on March 8th, 2010 1:23 am

    Love the show – but there was a segment where they show you (Mr. Bourdain) typing. Why can’t you type? why can’t people type? why? why?

    p.s. – I can never figure out who to address comments such as these to. Obviously Anthony does not deign to read the comments on his own website – I’m assuming that he delegates – (you delegate?).

  146. Kfood on March 9th, 2010 11:40 pm

    From a KY based apple and pear based full smoked pork nectar, with the skin, bark and secretively, I think I can talk openly, the ears, jowls (my favorite) and tail point of view. (please don’t bring up horse if you come). I need help ! We do it the best.

    Since many around here arn’t from here, we provide when we can.

    I do want to suggest, after an extended trip to Alaska, thanks to my girlfriend’s brother’s residence in anchorage for 30 years, showed me wild sockeye salmon is all there is. King is OK. The halibut, even the giants are succulent.

    I have to agree there is nothing better than a zip_bag full of rendered slightly crispy Jowl in the fridge, sorry had to chew a little, the best!

    A properly seasoned and crisped, (well scaled) wild salmon skin is my best substitute for my porcine toasted skin.

    Truely thanks for spellcheck!

    I have been a gas chromatography mass spectrometer troubleshooter for 22 years… and I just turned 30… so…

    Kevin Ray

  147. Eugene E. on March 10th, 2010 2:48 pm

    I just wanna say im a big fan and love your show.
    Its kinda nice to see you too on my kid’s show Yo Gabba as a guest playing a doctor. Keep up the good work

  148. gary landau on March 16th, 2010 2:16 am

    Lou Read with a spatula

  149. Alicia Basagoitia on March 16th, 2010 10:57 am

    Hi Anthony! My husband and I watch your show whenever it’s on! We would love to have you visit our lovely country, El Salvador. We have many fabulous typical dishes… Well, please let us know if you’re ever coming, so we can take you places and chat over a nice meal. Our friends are huge fans, too. You have the best job ever! Congratulations on your wonderful show. Keep up the good work! ;)

  150. Mayra on March 16th, 2010 4:39 pm

    I love. love. love your show on the travel channel, specialy one episode were you talk about the wall they want to build in the border whit Mexico my so loving country. thanks for supporting the cause.

  151. Ola Silberman on March 17th, 2010 9:59 am

    Still waiting for the show to start in old Sweden… Have to stick to your Les Halles cook book in the meantime – did your fantastic tripes the other day



  152. romesh on March 21st, 2010 5:14 pm

    I hope you read this posting Anthony.

    1. have you been to Sri Lanka?
    2. any chance I could travel with you?

    Love your show.

  153. Muhammad Suhail on March 23rd, 2010 6:06 am

    I only want to say “Thank You, Sir”. Thanks for all that effort that you take to bring us such a great show. You are one of my favorite TV anchor. I guess you have got one of the best jobs in the world, you get to travel, see new places, meet new people and eat great and different food. I watch almost each episode of your ‘No Reservations’ program. The mystery of your show is, you leave your viewers hungry and dying to grab the food that you eat. Keep it going, Sir. Great work.

  154. Margie on March 25th, 2010 3:47 pm

    I just want to say…Leave Jamie Oliver Alone. He is doing something POSITIVE for our youth. Not walking around reminding the world of what a stoner he used to be. I have watched your show ever since you mentioned oysters —k themselves and laughed my a– off. But give credit where it is due. I get the comments about the food network (though Flay is OK). But really, Jamie is a great one, shut up about him. You aren’t ALL THAT anymore, sometimes, I think you are laughing at all of us on the way to the Bank. Which would fit into your style. Maybe it’s time for me to retire YOU!

  155. Cyril on March 25th, 2010 7:57 pm

    Hi Mr. Bourdain,
    I love your show i just want to let you know if you are looking for new places to visit please visit Charlotte NC. there is a new sushi restaurant serving only sushi and they have the best sushi specially the Signature roll that was a big hit at the US open tennis tournament, they started as a catering company for major sports events, really interesting filipino entrepreneurs who invented this really out of this world roll you gotta try it it’s the best fusion roll ever!!! here is the name of the place just in case you consider visiting charlotte.

    Cyros Sushi & Sake Bar


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  158. Mark on March 30th, 2010 7:21 am

    Dude; First and foremost, amazing show. You are the Keith Richards of the culinary world. Hands down, you have the best job in the world. The only thing that could make it any better is if you also were in charge of try-outs for local porno movies. That nonewithstanding, I am having issues with your “I’ve got this” line on the show, an obvious, and to me, annoying, shell for Chase Bank. What gives? I didn’t think you were a sell out.

  159. Mike Direkt on March 31st, 2010 8:22 pm

    Have you ever gone to the Republic Of Georgia? I really think you would get a kick out of their food. Very complicated stuff.. RITE UP YOUR ALLEY!

  160. Karen on April 5th, 2010 10:22 pm

    Come to Rhode Island!!!!! So many great foods, traditions, and cultures in a small package.

  161. AGL on April 6th, 2010 5:23 am

    Germany likes You!

  162. mark on April 12th, 2010 3:54 pm

    Anthony, you’re the best communicator out there! Book, video, it’s of no matter you’re great… I admit a preference for your books because they are so entertaining. Halfway through Nasty Bits, it’s wonderful.. Keep it up please… MS

  163. Brenda Nairobi on April 13th, 2010 3:03 pm

    Hi Mr. Bourdain
    My name is Brenda and I’m from PERU i really like your books and the show on tv, you do a goog work, I saw the episode when you visit
    PERU :) thanks for come. PERU don’t forget you.
    P.S If I wrote bad sorry I don’t ENGLISH very well.
    Best wishes

  164. Marco Morselli on April 13th, 2010 7:56 pm

    Hi Mr Bourdain
    My name is Marco Morselli, I’m an italian musician who live in L.A. from about 1 year now.
    I became fan of your show “No Reservation” only recently thanks to my wife.
    I start to watch randomly episodes, and I think your show is great…
    But only 1 disappointment!
    On the Episode Sicily, on season one…you’ve been received from Toto Cuffaro…which at that time was the major of the city I guess…
    Well that man is been condamned to 9 years in jail because His business connection with Mafia!!!

    Not that is your fault…but I think u should get more info when u visit a new place.
    Ok with this I would like to invite you to Emilia Romagna, one of the best county in Italy for food.
    Yes I’m from Bologna, the homeland of Tortellini and Lasagna!!!…we also have Parma, homeland of Parmiggiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma!


    Marco Morselli

  165. mmaaarrrkkk on April 14th, 2010 3:48 am

    Hey Tony

    You’ve done food , travel , even (food) porn! What about sports , booze and food!

    We meet every sunday (11 years now!) or a game of football ; followed by booze and food every sunday at the local kopi tiam. Food can be anything from fries , bbq wings , prawn crackers , yam rings , prawn paste chicken , rojak , steam chicken , roasted pork ……………..

    Nothing beats the food in asia!

    Drop in if you’re ever in Land of the Banned Chewing Gum!

  166. mmaaarrrkkk on April 14th, 2010 3:54 am

    I just re-read all the f#@king post with all the invites! Damn you’re good ; loved worldwide. Maybe you should run for some world president and have all the leaders of the countries sit down for a meal!

    Or you could try an ambitious 10years program with all the states in the world to try out the food.

  167. Jacob Bigham on April 26th, 2010 6:07 pm

    Dear Tony,

    My brother (Sam) has been a inspiring Chef his whole life, he loves food and all kinds of food. He watch’s your show no matter what time or day, he will always flip to the travel channel. He has been cooking for about 8yrs now, until he was diagnosed with cancer (Ewing Sarcoma)back in 2008. The doctors aren’t giving him to much longer, it would the world to him if you could give him a call or maybe visit him. I know you may be busy but if you could just for a couple of minutes to call my big brother, i think it would bring peace to him. His name is Sam Bigham he is 24yrs old and his # is 1-907-490-2570. I thank you for your time Tony

  168. Eden Farshchi on April 26th, 2010 9:44 pm

    Hello Chef Bourdain,
    I hope your travels are going well during your speaking tour. I caught your show in Chicago on Saturday night but didn’t have the opportunity to ask a question while others were more interested in what Chicago sports team you prefer! If I had the Yankee’s as my home team I would probably answer the same as you did!
    My question was in regards to your comment of great chefs you have had the pleasure to meet and dine with. I was hoping you could elaborate more on your experience with Thomas Keller at the French Laundry as well as your thoughts on his protege Grant Achtz of Alinea and with those two restaurant’s mentioned, if you had you choice of your absolute favorite, recommended, life changing, dining experience, where would it be?

    Eden Farshchi

  169. Bacalau on April 28th, 2010 12:24 pm

    Great entertaining show but I don’t think it captures the true culture cuisine; but you’re funny. I’m not an expert in all cultures but my own. I’m Portuguese and my parents are from the Island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. Someone mentioned to me to watch the episode you did on the Azores. But, prior to watching the episode, I wanted to get a feel for the show so I watched the first season. After watching the first season, I was impressed and now it was time to watch the episode from the Azores. First you mention the Azores but only covered 4 islands… I know you can’t cover all 9 but I feel you did not capture the true meaning and dishes of each Island. Yes Pico is known for it’s wine but St Jorge is know for it’s cheese and you completely missed that! The Island of Terceira is known for it’s famous dish of Alcatra; Top Loin cut of beef. It was a way of using poor quality beef so that it became tender, and making it last a week. I was surprised you did not cover the fact that many American Airmen/woman live on this Island and take many memories away of this dish. My parents are from Sao Miguel so no bias on my part but very surprised. Santa Maria, Corvo, Flores, etc… All have their dishes that make up the great tasting dishes of the Azores I feel a better job should’ve been done to bring this across. I now question other episodes. I showed a friend the episode of Iceland and he could not believe his eyes that was not how he remembers his country and growing-up eating that food. As he states… I’m sure you can find in America people that do eat Dog but that does not make it the local dish. I’ll watch the second season but watch it as entertainment…

  170. Ddrago on May 4th, 2010 4:46 pm

    Your an inspiration for people…the greatest show i ever watched were yours

  171. Eduardo Rojas on May 8th, 2010 11:38 pm

    Hi, your program is very very good, but u need to do a best try with México, have a lot of food, no only food of the border line, need come to the real México, in the center, Mexico Df, Morelos, Guerrero, etc.. Well Gratz for u program!!!!

    Antony RULES!!!

  172. curt on May 12th, 2010 8:49 pm

    Hate to break the news to you, but I just watched your episode “At The Table With Anthony Bourdain”. You chose to call people that don’t spend hundreds of dollars on their meals Rubes. The people that were on your show are people that think they accually have something important to say. The nasty blonde bitch said she didn’t eat street food because it sucked so bad. We both know, the best food you find anywhere is on the street. WTF? Man up pussy. I used to enjoy your show, but now, you can kiss my ass. Your a puss, and everyone knows it.

  173. Julio Corpeno on May 17th, 2010 5:43 pm

    please come back to vancouver! there is so much here that you missed on your first show!..there are so many new restaurants and the food scene is just sooo alive and i want you to showcase our food culture to the world….

    we have so many restaurnts…the teahouse, chambar, west, bluewater cafe !! please come back

  174. james on May 23rd, 2010 2:22 pm

    caught you on cnn the other day…equating the tea party to george wallace and the folks that killed mlk…hey pussy say that to someone’s face, ted nugent looked like he wanted to stick a bow right between your eyes…stick to getting liquored up

  175. KnowingIsBelieving on May 24th, 2010 3:47 am

    Hey Bourdain, forget about the Tea Party…youre TOAST! LOL! Ask the Dixie Chicks…they just couldnt resist wading into waters they had NO BUSINESS in. Your assanine comments about Michelle Bachman show that although you have a show about international cuisine, you really have very poor taste!…. and as far as the Tea Party comments go…its obvious that youve eaten one too many French snails and that one of them is stuck somewhere between your ears! I’ll make sure to NEVER watch your sorry holier than thou show again! Traitor!

  176. Jim Forbes on May 24th, 2010 9:44 am

    You just couldn’t stay away from politics. You are going find out how many of your viewers are tea party members. F-off

  177. TeaParty says FU tony on May 24th, 2010 12:05 pm

    Hey tony – your asinine comments reveal what a total idiot you are. You have just enough grey matter to toss around pots and pans – stick with what you’re good at.

    We happen to vote with our pocketbooks moron…

    What a friggin IDIOT you are…..

  178. b.c on May 24th, 2010 2:50 pm

    What a dumb ass! To insult real Americans by associating them with rascists shows what a hack you are. stick to girlie things like cooking and hanging around with Euros. Your a metrosexual piece of shit.

  179. J. on May 24th, 2010 4:59 pm

    totally off topic -
    just heard a clip of A.B.(aint Alton Brown) saying tea partiers are “a bunch of angry white people”
    leaving off how pathetic and predictable that is from someone in the rarified New York elite, I am an ANGRY black tea partier and we are more legion than is reported by the lying media.

  180. Tony Bored-ain on May 24th, 2010 7:40 pm

    Tony, you just lost a loyal fan after your Tea Party remarks. Go fuck yourself and I hope you had fun with the divorce…prick!

  181. alfie desquitado on June 1st, 2010 12:34 am

    hi anthony!!!

    first of all thank you for visiting my country the PHILIPPINES.i love all your shows most specially when you featured the Philippines and that yummy lechon.

    more power to you

  182. Afif Baydoun on June 2nd, 2010 11:24 pm

    Hey, i’m the owner of night clubs in the North of Brazil, in Manaus-Amazonas/ Porto Velho-Rondonia State and willing to inaugurate a night club, bar and restaurant in Rio Branco City in the state of Acre bordering Bolivia and Peru.
    I strongly admire Bourdain’s works and recipes. I watch his program since 3 years, and i wish that someday i can invite him to visit my places especially my future restaurant in Rio Branco. It would be my great pleasure and the pleasure of all Brazilians to receive a visit of such an idol in the world of cuisine, culture and tourism.
    I was extremely amused by your episode in Beirut, Lebanon (my native country). I escaped from the Civil war in Lebanon when i was 16 years old and never went back. Now, i am 49 years old and i swear that never did i feel like i was back in my country the way i felt while watching Bourdain talking about Beirut.
    Warm hugs!! Thank you for your amazing programs! Thank you for having this space available for us fans from all over the world to communicate with you!!

  183. Lemuel on June 4th, 2010 3:39 pm

    and last try Chili Ice in Bicol .
    so go see the rest of
    Philippines this time Bicol please!!

  184. Argelis Reyes on June 5th, 2010 7:55 pm

    hey watch ur show on bangkok and vietnam, love it. it is realy nice, love the food and the scenery. going there next week, any recomendations?

  185. Gord Gilmour on June 10th, 2010 8:17 pm

    Just saw your British show. Used to be a fan, right up until you threw away Noam Chomsky’s book, after calling him a crackpot.

    Just a friendly reminder. You’re a cook. A wicked talented one, no doubt, but a cook.

    Won’t be watching again. Stick to your cooking, as they say. Jackass.

  186. Do you like to cook? on June 13th, 2010 4:30 am

    Medium Raw By Anthony Bourdain…

    $14.57 on AmazonIf there is one celebrity chef I truly love, it's Anthony Bourdain over at the Discovery Travel and Living Channel. Simply because he says stuff like he sees stuff in a brutally honest way.

    He doesn't go……

  187. Beth Hardesty on June 14th, 2010 12:21 pm

    Hi Chef Bourdain,
    I just listened to you on NPR, and felt the need to refer you to a website:

    Since I heard you speak of authenticity, and that you are authentic (which I applaud,) and you are
    a loved (as I heard most of the people say who called in and are at NPR) and respected, influential chef, I think you may be interested in what Dr. Will Tuttle has to say about food, and its influences on cultures and people around the world – and the systemic violence created by choices we make. Without increased awareness and consciousness – spiritual evolution – chances are good we’ll destroy life as we know it on this planet.

    Thank you for your time. (I hope you get to read this personally.)

  188. Maxine E on June 15th, 2010 9:21 am

    Sorry I did not get to your talk yesterday in Pittsburgh. Hope that you are getting the chance to try some of the really decent food we have here (try Typhoon, for one).
    I enjoy the program – having lived in France for 20 years, I appreciate what can be found chez l’habitant.
    You truly have one of the best jobs there is, being paid to travel and eat well (well, some of the time).

  189. noy noy on June 21st, 2010 7:20 pm

    hi. a lot of my friends are not to fond about ur sense of humor, but I am. YOu indulge on many different types of alcohol/food and most of have a good sense of humor. The next time you go to Thailand please take me. I am part Thai but never been there. I think you would be an interesting person to go with for the very first time.!!

  190. Mark Forror on June 22nd, 2010 9:46 am

    Dear Chef Bourdain:

    Just wanted to say that I watch your show pretty religiously. It’s clever and entertaining and it exposes the viewer to sights and sounds and foods and cultures that most Americans never get to see. In short, it’s a show for adults, and it’s television worth watching. When I was in the Peace Corps (Zimbabwe 1993-1995), I was often confronted with foods like roast caterpillars (tastes like soy sauce), cow intestines (with the fecal matter still in it), cow heart, sadza (very similar to Mexican masarepa), chibuku (a traditional beer made from millet that is identical to the beer the ancient Egyptians drank and is a recipe that is at least 9,000 years old). And that doesn’t count the more exotic game meats like elephant, kudu, impala, crocodile–the list goes on. I particularly like the respect that you accord the people that you meet as well as their food. That’s important. Food is inextricably linked with culture, and to recognize that is to go a long way to mitigate the “ugly American” label that so many of us traveling overseas have to endure. On many levels, we truly are what we eat. Your interviews with people on their personal thoughts on the foods that they eat are thoughtful and even a little provocative. Keep up the great work. It’s a great show!

  191. Despoina on June 22nd, 2010 5:24 pm

    Hello There!

    I cannot stop watching the video where you are being “schooled” by the 10 year old boy!!!!! I Love your show!!!!!!!I am myself a traveler and appreciate good food
    But seriously when you do Greece you go to Thessaloniki!!!! Everybody knows that it’s the best food of the country there!!!!!

  192. The Rotten Apple on June 27th, 2010 11:26 am

    Mr. B,
    I have enjoyed your show over the years, but it seems like there is a trend from talking about the food to talking about one’s introspective, recently-tamed rebel self. Ok, I get it, I understand what you are trying to say about yourself. If that’s what your show is about now, then good luck with that. I’d really like to see a new show concept that has hope of success. Bring on some new stuff! Jeez, even my Tivo doesn’t like you anymore.


  193. E on June 27th, 2010 9:24 pm

    Hey Tony,
    Love your style, and books. I feel as though we are cut from the same cloth, and that I’ve known you for years.

    That being said, I was really f#&*ing annoyed at the way you were treated by Carlos and crew when you went to get your ass kicked on the line again. This guy (and the owners of Les Halles) should be kissing your feet for giving them such a great living.

    We used to frequent Les Halles in DC, and were really sorry to see them go, but I guess that’s life in the business (and life in DC)…

    For my birthday, my wife got tickets to see you and Eric Ripert in Baltimore, and we thouroughly enjoyed the evening. So much so, that for our anniversary I surprised her with a trip to NYC, and dinner reservations at Les Halles. Yea I know there are a lot of better places, but we always enjoyed our dinners in DC, and the food and service were ALWAYS consistant.

    I gotta tell you, the place was busy, but the food was terrible. I ordered the planche de grillades, med rare, and it came out beyond med well. The manager came over and asked how things were, I told him overcooked, and he started to walk away, like he heard “good”. I then repeated myself, and he got me another lamb chop (big deal), which was rare this time. I am an old schooled guy like you, and wanted to go back in the kitchen and say what the *&^k part of med rare don’t you guys understand, AND why were the frittes undersalted and COLD! . This guy Carlos needs to get his smug head out of his ass. I would have had better luck at the Cheesecake Factory, and I HATE the f&%$ing Cheesecake Factory!

    Anyway, keep up the great work….and keep writing man!!!


  194. Zac Ross on June 27th, 2010 10:47 pm

    Tony Bourdain (aka Bourdain’s webmaster/editor/producer/whomever deals with this site),

    You have yet to produce a St. Louis episode on No Reservations. My brother is currently a chef at the restaurant Mozaic. Let’s get together, create an episode in St. Louis (you love gangsters, did I say, East side??) and drink with the local chefs and find the best places to eat. Besides, you’re getting old and need a protege’ for the future and that could be me (the only band I listened to in 7th-8th grade was Metallica, as well as my penchant for traveling and drinking good brew). Anyways, the chances you contact me are slim to none, but there’s always a chance someone reads this and convinces you to contact me so I figured I’d try as I drink local craft beer for inspiration. Send me an email.

  195. Rafamonkey on June 29th, 2010 2:32 am


    By the way my wife and I love your show. Please go to Baja California more often. Fish Tacos are good! Try Puerto Nuevo south of Rosarito. Lobster village that has lots of hisrtory & traditional Baja Mex Cuisine. PLus the beer is awesome with a view of the pacific to boot.


  196. ST on July 4th, 2010 11:45 pm

    Anthony bordain is the fucking man!

  197. ST on July 4th, 2010 11:46 pm

    Anthony bordain the the man! I love getting stoned and watching your show. I FUCKING LOVE UR SHOW!!! SO MUCH BETTER THAN THAT FAT FUCK ANDREW! He is so annoying and fat

  198. Catia on July 6th, 2010 5:27 pm


    I would like to congratulate you on your program and in your vision in life.
    Of course I enjoyed this episode of the Açores (or Azores), and of course how it should be to each place you visit, much remained unsaid, but if you have the time or even interested in your agenda, visit-Continent Portugal,we are a small country but with great values, and the most varied cuisine eating and crying for more.
    Continuation of a good program,and waiting for your reservation.

  199. Marcelo Ferraz on July 10th, 2010 11:42 pm

    Sup Tony! I love your show, i leave in brasil, sp, when u come here again?? If you come, send-me a email. I can show u a lot of good places to eat here! Im not joking!


  200. Edward on July 12th, 2010 11:32 am

    Hi anthony!

    great show!
    i was just wondering when are u going to the Dominican Republic?

    we dominicans love to have you overthere!!


  201. Luis Roberto on July 12th, 2010 4:10 pm

    Hey there,

    When are you going to Brazil for a food sampling? If you are interested in going over there, my brother and I, we have a fishing farm near Sao Paulo and we’ll be honored to have you and your crew for some “pig out”, and also I can introduce you to another friend in Bahia (Salvador), north Brazil who owns a hotel and restaurant with local food.

  202. Lee Wilson on July 15th, 2010 12:23 am

    I was just curious to know when you are going to do a New Zealand episode! We have amazing produce, seafood, wine and native dishes, as well as a beautiful and exciting country. I think it would be o for orsum if you guys came! I love show and watch it all the time.
    Just say yes. it’s easy.

  203. Camille on July 15th, 2010 9:31 am

    I just retired and discovered Anthony Bourdain. I recently purchased “Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations, Around the World on an Empty Stomach.” (Bloomsbury 2007 copyright)
    Any chance I can get this hardback autographed? Does Tony do book signings?


  204. JP on July 18th, 2010 3:10 pm

    Ant-knee hit the nail on the head in ‘Medium Raw’ when he dished that the rich don’t pay for anything and expect you to. I am in the midst of being invite to the other side’s shore house for the weekend and just paid for the brother-in-law to go out drinking last night and was the outcast when I called him on a hundred dollar bill the next day. Second generation rich really don’t pay for anything, and have made it an art of manipulating friends for money. And you’re a tool when you call them on it. Keep them coming Ant!

  205. Nilanjan on July 19th, 2010 8:44 am

    Hi Anthony,
    I am a fan of your show. But was very disappointed watching the episode on Kolkata, India.
    Why was your stay such short and why haven’t you explored the cuisine of Kolkata like other places you visit!


  206. Alexandre Charme on July 20th, 2010 9:02 pm

    Dear Anthony,

    Thank you for showing my country in such a beautifull and fair way. Your episode about the Azores was simply sublime. Next time in Portugal, come to the region of Alentejo. FOOD & PEOPLE IN THERE ROCKS! You won’t regret!

    King Regards,
    Alexandre Charme

  207. Miguel Afonso on July 21st, 2010 3:48 am

    Hi Anthony! last night i’ve watched your program in Açores.
    There you talked about a soup of “couves” that you’ve eaten in continental Portugal and you don’t like it. I don’t know where you ate it, but if you come to the north of Portugal to Minho you can visit cities like (Braga, Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo, Porto, etc…) and eat the most typical Portuguese food (cozido à portuguesa, arroz de cabidela / pica no chão, papas de sarrabulho,Caldo Verde wich a soup of couves, Lampreia, bacalhau, rojões,tripas à moda do porto, Francesinha e pudim abade de priscos . In the north you also have the region of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro,where is produced the Oporto wine and you find typical food too.
    In the south you can also found great places to eat in Alentejo, like Évora e Beja, in Algarve there’s great places to eat typical plates more based in fish.

    I hope that you could research something about this and maybe in the future visit Portugal to reach the real flavours of our country.

    Best regards,
    Miguel Afonso

  208. vanessa on July 22nd, 2010 10:33 pm

    Of course I love your show but, I find it hard to reach you? I’m from the ST.Louis, Mo. BI-State area,actually I live in Belleville,Il. I’ve watched you travel all over the world eating all kinds of foods so now it’s time to come and try Our St.Louis Bar-B-Que,none like it Snoots, Pork Steaks, Etc.. Also let me take you to some of my favorite Hood chinese spot so you can try the famous St.Paul sandwich,crab rangoon, etc. it’ll be fun pls come write back there is plenty to see around here “Our Lady Of The Snows”, and The Gateway Arch of cource. Oh, did I mention my husband was a chef? He cooks at one of the casinos on the Mississippi Riverfront. Hey, you got to try my fish and spaghetti dinner, another St.Louis area special. These are things only heard of in our area. See ya soon (Ha! Ha!)

  209. margarida v on July 23rd, 2010 10:20 am

    dear Mr bourdain

    I am watching your programm on the azores and loving it.
    I coma from another portuguese archipelago called Madeira, it is as beautiful as the Azores, with beautiful ocean and great food.
    You should visit us and try our cuisine, with lots of fish and with lots of, one os your favourites, pork.
    hope to see you in my island.

  210. Paul Sikora on July 24th, 2010 11:32 am

    Hi anthony

    Why you dont go to Hungary , try hungarian Fish soop

    (Szegedi halaszle} Hungarian Szalami , sausages , paprika , PALINKA .


    You sould try

  211. Paulo Ungaro on July 24th, 2010 7:04 pm

    Hi Tony,

    First of all u are a freak, thats why i love your show. Great food, licor and tabacco are the best things in life.

    I´m Portuguese from the great and lovely city of Porto (or Oporto) …

    I think u should return to Portugal and went to the main land. Here the traditional food is great, probably the best in the world :) … u have to try it … I´m sure u are going to tast the best food and wine of your life …

    cheers m8


  212. PDamian1 on July 26th, 2010 12:22 am

    Hey Bourdain Why Dont You Do A Show on ORTOLAN!!!
    We Know How Much You Love To Eat ENDANGERD TURTlES!! Maybe You Should Do A Show Eating SongBirds Too YOU AS SHOLE!!!!!
    !!!!! F UCK YOU BOURDAIN !!!!

  213. Bret on July 28th, 2010 3:20 pm

    Your a god amongst men!! I saw your episode when you went to buffalo ny, come on buffalo?! Come to Rochester!! Garbage plates, The Dinosaur Bbq, tom wahls, bill grays, ABBOTS MAN FOR GODS SAKE! I mean sure Buffalo has good wings, and they do have the mighty taco, but its far better in Rochester! Give us a look, I guarantee you’d have a great time.

  214. Rosana Schreder on July 29th, 2010 7:32 pm

    Assisto todos os domingos os episódios de seu programa no Discovery, são muito interessantes porque mostram a gastronomia mas também a visão social dos países visitados….sem contar com os textos de certa forma poéticos. Simplesmente adoro. Gostaria de saber porque você não vem a Amazônia. O episódio que você filmou no Brasil foi em São Paulo…mas a Amazônia tem sabores, cores e diversidade cultural. Se vier conhecer me chame e terei prazer em mostrar.


  215. CynD on July 31st, 2010 1:54 am

    Have you watched ‘Food Inc’ and if so, what are your thoughts? You would be a wonderful advocate of responsible food production.

  216. Sunil Maharjan on August 1st, 2010 2:40 am

    Dear Mr. Bourdain,

    I am from Nepal. I have been in the states for almost 6 years studying engineering.

    I am planning on a very good trip to NEPAL. I think it would be AWESOME if you would like to visit Nepal also. Few reasons why:-

    1. Mount Everest + spectacular view of himalayas
    2. Birth place of BUDDHA
    3. Cultural and religious diversity, 1000s of temples and tourist sites
    4. Above all, awesome variety of exotic food that the world is unaware of.

    I hope to hear from you very soon.

    Thank you sir.

  217. Alexandra on August 2nd, 2010 3:34 pm

    Mr. Bourdain:

    My name is Alexandra and my family is also french, I live in Paraguay, have you ever heard about it? It’s in the heart of South America, tiny country but with great people. It would be nice to have a show here, to complete your South America tour. We don’t have incredible ingredients maybe, but we do have interesting typical food and history.
    You should consider it, it might surprise you!! Google it up.
    Great show, love your books too!

  218. Tim Murphy. South Boston on August 2nd, 2010 10:35 pm

    I wanted to hate you but you atlike every city guy, at least from the east. Your show is great,funny,and informitive whatever the F that means. I think it’s time you brought on a semi-sidekick.

  219. ventura alvarez on August 2nd, 2010 11:00 pm

    I want to try and do a movie that is like “I hope they serve beer in hell” but going on a line that has to do with service. I was a chef in London I bartended in LA for 5 years and want to do a series that that deals with the life style of service. I have worked on a travel show for two years. My contact is

  220. Tim Murphy. South Boston on August 2nd, 2010 11:31 pm

    After fighting- scrolling your wacky fans I hope you have someone perusing dig that word. Your show is good and cool. But your show is in need for change not much but people are ready for you to bring someone else into your adventures. I’m not saying a guy like me bartender in the old Southie days but a guy like me to explore with you. A bartender or what different but still cool like you. Oh well Slainte.

  221. Beverly Burke on August 4th, 2010 1:40 pm

    Just a note I’d like to get Nasty Bits in CD form so I can hear Tony send up ‘whatever’. I’m willing to pay for the CD so I can burn one,,,or more for friends and listen in a variety of formats. Please don’t send me to Audible. I’m not doing that.
    People often say I put out a good meal, but I’m usually working with the best ingredients I can afford. I truly great chef spins gold out of straw….or perhaps the nasty bits.

  222. brandon on August 4th, 2010 4:04 pm

    dude, you the man.
    long time fan, love your works, progressively…
    can’t help myself cracking-up, saw one episode where you were in Namibia, having that bunga, wild boar, LOL.
    anyways, i’ll be dropping in on you every once in a while.
    awesome, deep humors, fantastic, cya

  223. Dan Becker on August 6th, 2010 5:06 am

    Just wanna let you know that you’re the only chef that truly sez it like it really is. You are too much for The Nitwork. Cook hard, drink hard and show people how it really is…………..

  224. Marika Camilleri on August 8th, 2010 3:42 pm

    Hi Sir

    Saw you in North Italy at a kids park…did not want to bother you for privacy… love watching your episodes. But I managed to get a pic at least to show to my daughter (who who was actually in the same tree:))

    Thanks for your diverse entertainment.

  225. NATALIA on August 11th, 2010 6:15 pm

    Anthony: I love watching your show and learn more abut the world through it.

    Some day I would be pleased to asked you many questions about all your experiences travelling al over the world.

    Congratulations and thanks.


  226. Cassiano on August 11th, 2010 10:08 pm

    Hi why dont you come down to Brazil good food dow here i show you some real delicius stuff garantee.
    Have a great one
    Big fan

  227. Frankie on August 12th, 2010 4:48 am

    Tony bad ass brother.

    Just happy to see a real soul. Cook, Writer, Roofer, Jockey, Artist, I cannot think anymore of what people do. I know they are good. I know you are good. Crazy.. true .. talented. Hell yeah mother F……. . What can you say other than what you do?

    God bless and kepp kicking ass brother!@

  228. Volodymyr Rasputin on August 17th, 2010 6:54 pm

    Hello, Anthony!

    I’d like to invite you to Ukraine.
    We’d like you to taste some our national dishes and not only Ukrainian.
    My parents live in the country side, so all the products are fresh.
    We can go for mushrooms or fishing… etc.
    You are welcome here!

  229. Ahlam on August 18th, 2010 12:16 am

    He is so articulate, intersting & wonderful to watch. Best cooking show!

  230. Matt Slaughter on August 18th, 2010 11:24 pm

    Hey Anthony , My name is matt slaughter and i just wanted to drop you a line and tell you mann you are the fucking shit , I gotta say your show is really good me and my wife watch it religously i would like to try and share some of my views on culinary arts i am a inspiring chef and have worked as a line cook at two restaurants including Roger Browns in Portsmouth V.A. and Havana’s in Norfolk V.A.but i would like it if you could contact me my e-mail is ( I gotta say something while i got you here I got drunk and laughed my ass off at a comment you made (Where’s My Knife?, Maybe I Wanna Get Stabby ) lol that is the funniest shit ever so i will let you go and i look forward to hearing from you buddy
    deuces, matt slaughter

  231. Linda Gregory on August 21st, 2010 6:54 pm

    I just purchased Medium Raw! Just wanted to let you know that I loved it! Your writing is amazing! I gave it to my son an aspiring writer (former white boy with dreadlocks; hatin the man!)


  232. Mauro Bernardes de Assis on August 21st, 2010 8:31 pm


    Hi, first my apologies with my poor english. In the brasil episode, you has refered one thing wrong about one state of Brasil, Minas Gerais (Minas). Minas is not a poor state, is the second in the Brazilian economy , with a differencied culture and gastronomy (is the most tradicional food in Brasil, look fo the restaurant called “Xapuri”).
    Normaly people from São Paulo likes to mock with the people from Minas, jealousy or whatever. We from the Minas Gerais state gonna be very happy if you want come here to see our cities, our food and people!

    Well, congratulations for everything.

    Big Fan

  233. Nick and Paulina Mazzillo on August 24th, 2010 10:49 pm

    We live in NY City and a day does not go by where people ask “if i am Antony Bourdain.” we should meet for a drink,it will be a fun!

  234. Elizabeth on August 26th, 2010 6:28 pm

    Hello Antony,
    I don’t even know where to start but you are one brillian human being. you are honest, very real and any one from any part of the world can relate to you easily. you have the best job in the world. Who doesn’t want to travel and see the beautifull culture of the world.I love your show so much!, infact I am addicted to it. I read kitchen confidential! it is funny,inforamtive and and well written. From what I learned from you show is that the world is very small and after all we are the same human being. Please keep traveling and show us more of the world. I am the biggest fan. Good job!! don’t forget to visit Ethiopia, you will have a blast!

  235. Kevan on August 29th, 2010 2:33 am


    Give me a call:

    520 249-9362

    I will be on my way to Afghanistan in OCT and would love to speak with you. Everything from ACID to travel, I can relate to it all! I know that you get a million hits daily, but I also know that we have a lot in common. My wife and daughters are the most beautiful creatures on the planet and we would be sooooooooooooo stoked to entertain you and your crew for a weekend!
    Please take care!


  236. John Spensieri on August 29th, 2010 11:00 pm

    Dear Ant (that’s what I call my brother Anthony):
    Been watching you for years. Saw the show from Rome last week and had to watch the rerun. Damn, I almost peed my pants laughing. Best show for me, EVER! Well if you don’t include the one from Vegas years ago when you were smoking and drinking in some little shit bar! Then I got stuck in the airport in Albuquergue New Mexico this past weekend and purchased your book Medium Raw. Read the whole damn thing while I was there, before returning to PHX. Man you are one talented SOB! I would love to have you do a show from Phoenix (hey, you did one from Buffalo).
    Oh fuck it, just write another book or do another show from Italy or Spain, that’s good enough for me. Thanks for all the laughs, you are a true talent and one of the good guys!
    John Spensieri

  237. vitor pintado on August 30th, 2010 4:24 am

    Ola Mr Anthony



  238. gian on August 30th, 2010 6:36 pm

    i’m curious – does anthony consider spanish cuisine to be better than italian?

  239. Gary Hillyer on September 5th, 2010 11:51 am


    I must thank you for what you are doing for us all. Particularly me.

    A little over a year ago I was diagnosed with neck cancer. Not unlike that famous guy with a dimple in his chin. The radiation and chemo treatments left me with minimal taste buds and even fewer salivary glands. I still love to cook but can’t taste much. My homegrown basil is just this soft green thing. Ah, but the fragrance is still mine.

    Thanks to your f-ing amazing narrative mixed with colorful descriptors a former sailor can understand, I have made it to one year free.

    I remember coming home from the lovely medical reaming, turn on the tube and you were there. In a time of no appetite, you gave me one. As I watched my brain triggered synapses my stomach responded to with familiar rumblings.

    Wine and alcohol. Right now it may as well be vinegar. I invite you to have one for me.

    My motivator, I thank you.

    “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.”

  240. karla on September 5th, 2010 8:17 pm

    Hi Tony! when will you come to argentina? hope you´ll come soon!!! pleasee!!!!
    you are the best!

  241. victor on September 6th, 2010 11:44 am

    So…Bobourdin didn’t liked Romania, we’re waiting also opinions from a mexican septage with US citizenship.

  242. Emma on September 6th, 2010 11:45 pm

    Truly loved your 100th episode. It was done with class, style and beautifully shot. I love the close up of the top French chefs. You looked amazing and fit in to Paris so perfectly. The food looked amazing! It was truly tastefully done, from beginning to end. Thank you so very much!!

  243. Irene Moxson on September 6th, 2010 11:46 pm

    I am a New Yorker and I have just come back from Nebraska. While I was there, many Nebraskans were exited that your show was coming to Omaha. Please consider visiting Hiro 88. The food is fantastic, sushi that rivals the best I’ve had in New York, and the story behind the restaurant is very interesting. I think your viewers would appreciate seeing and unexpected side of Nebraska.

  244. Anthony Giovanni on September 9th, 2010 7:08 pm

    Anthony Bourdain is a pig.. I’d like to see one episode that his curses aren’t bleeped out a dozen times.. (I mean, u do know ur being taped, right?) You’re not a 16 yr old hippie anymore and it is really unattractive. Over-rated, uninformed. No wonder you can buy his book for $5.99 on amazon.

  245. Oster "Oz" Bryan on September 11th, 2010 1:58 am

    I wanted to show my appreciation for you and your program so wrote a blog article to congratulate you on you 100th episode. I welcome your feedback.

  246. juana on September 12th, 2010 1:08 am

    hi Tony
    my name is juana, soy de ecuador, cuando quieras puedo servir de tu guia en ese país, hay gastronomia y lugares que no imaginas lo agradables e interesantes, admiro tu estilo, tu sentido del humor y todo encanta tu estilo, feicitaciones.

  247. Juanca on September 12th, 2010 9:14 pm

    Hi, I love to watch your show on sunday afternoons in Costa Rica. I would like you to come to this area of the world, maybe the local food doesn’t has what you are looking for, but you should let the rest of the world to know us…I imagine you talking about the local simple and heartless food.


  248. Cynthia Morgan on September 17th, 2010 4:27 pm

    Thank you Anthony for coming to the Autumn Food and Wine Festival at Northstar. It was a great pleasure to meet you and see exactly how you judge food, and wine pairings. It would be even better if you did a show here, for some reason you keep jumping right over us in the Sierras. There is a high concentration of organic farming, as well as seasonal cooking that would shock you! Let’s make this happen!

    Share this food with the ones you love at, A Journeys End!

    Cynthia Morgan

  249. evie on September 19th, 2010 5:33 pm

    hope someday you will come back to malaysia and try most of the peninsular cuisine this time, like the Portuguese devil’s curry in Malacca, ayam masak lemak cili api (chicken mixed with coconut and bird eye’s chillies) and so many spicy foods!

  250. Ana on September 20th, 2010 6:46 pm

    I’m portuguese and the Azores episode was one of the best & funniest! Not only because I love the Azores islands but I think everyone got a glimps of the essence of those islands… and man you ate a lot!!!

  251. Reynaldo A. Jorge on September 23rd, 2010 4:13 pm

    I´m from Brazil, São Paulo.
    Where can I watch your show.
    I like them all, but I liked it, especially when he was in my town and showed us reality without stereotypes.
    Hope you come back soon.
    There are still many places for good food for you to meet in “Sampa”.


  252. Augusto on October 4th, 2010 11:42 pm

    ( there should be some type of forum in this website so that fans could exhale some kudos )
    To Anthony
    I do not watch much TV, if it isn’t discovery it’s the hystory channel for me, But I always find myself jumping back and forward to the travel channel with hope of finding “No reservation’s”.
    What gets me coming back for more is the attitude of the show and the thoughts he shares while being recorded. Love the down to earth no pussy talk.
    Keep it up man. I hope the show never ends because there would be no other reason for me to watch the travel channel lol

  253. Jarod M. Wilcox on October 6th, 2010 12:30 pm

    Dear Tony!
    I cannot begin to describe my feeling towards your show and books. I’m a disabled low income father of 3 and do not have the luxury of traveling to those amazingly exotic places and tasting the foods of the cultures. Through your show and my imagination i can go there and almost taste the hamon from Spain, or feel the fires in Beirut, or to gaze upon th beautiful beaches of the Caribbean. It has also broadened my palate. I’ve been trying to repeat some of the dishes you try on my limited income…but have had some great success. I just would like to thank you for giving this man what he can never truly have. Keep up the wonders and live your life the same way!

    PS. Thank you for introducing me to the beautiful slow roasted pork, fish cheeks blood sausage, and tripe!

  254. Seco on October 7th, 2010 4:55 am

    Looking for some new info on here, website needs an update? The Jan Azores ep was 9 months ago. What’s been happening lately Tony?

  255. Monica on October 9th, 2010 9:19 pm

    Hey Tony!

    If you are ever in Cincinnati Ohio stop by Sugar Cupcakery. We are the only all organic Cupcakery in Cincinnati. I’ve got a Chocolate pancetta cupcake with your name on it!

    Hope you visit,


  256. Carlos on October 20th, 2010 8:26 am

    Hi Chef,
    Loved your episode on the Azores, I am a working chef here on the Island, I studied and trained in Toronto and have been here for ten years, I was actually born in Furnas. I hope you had a chance to see the entire Island and eat in the most remote of places, thats were you get the authentic Azorian cuisine. If you ever come back here, I would be glad to show these incredible small family restaurantes that still cook as their ancestors did centuries ago. Cheers

  257. Gordon Jenkins on October 20th, 2010 11:30 pm

    Just watched your Laos show. You bit hook line and sinker on the Lao commentator’s view that the bombs being blown up were from us. Those little things being blown up were hand held rifle grenades, used by the North Vietnamese. I flew F-105s from Takhli, Thailand, and overflew Laos on every one of my 100 missions over North Vietnam. Never were we offered the option to “get rid of our ordnance over Laos”. It was already expended over NVN. You were really suckered by the clowns there and I am offended by your portrayal of all ordnance in Laos coming from the US. We were there in a limited capacity. The North Vietnamese used it as a supply trail to the south. Their’s was not ‘secret’ because they really didn’t care about what the world thought. Go eat somewhere where they won’t use you as a propoganda tool. This from someone who was really there at the time.


    Gordon Jenkins
    (760) 567-2030

  258. Teo on November 3rd, 2010 2:06 am

    Hey Anthony,
    Couldn’t find any other place to leave comments on. However I just finished the Romanian episode with your friend Zamir’s b-day. I think you should go back and revisit Romania again ( without Zamir – or at least leave him in some turkish bath for that episode ). There is a huge amount of tasty , way amazing food you can have . I would be very willing to be a guide one day or share some secrets.

  259. Caco (Ricardo Pinto) on November 4th, 2010 6:32 am

    Hey Chef!!

    You have to come Lisbon to lisean noise kicheans,on your bealy.

    Not Fado food!! Real Lisbon food!

    have nice meal.


  260. João Lopes on November 5th, 2010 6:27 pm

    Olá Tony

    Great great episode! But now you have to come to continental Portugal, where the food is very different from the islands! Come to Lisboa, you’ll love it!



  261. Esteban on November 6th, 2010 8:25 pm

    Catching up on episodes via Netflix (great!). Re: Tony’s comment about Mario bringing a vegetarian Gwyneth Paltrow to Spain, i.e. what a waste. When the show (whatever the hell it was called, with Mario and extras) first came out, I wrote to them to say “I can’t believe you could make a trip to Spain so completely boring” – bad everything on that production start to finish. Thank God (or god) for No Reservations. :)

  262. Ana on November 8th, 2010 2:40 pm

    THANK YOU!!!

    Amazing.. I am originally from Sao Miguel and now live in CT. From time to time we see shows about Portugal, which you can imagine makes us excited to see but NEVER our lovely islands. THE ACORES!!! I know I speak for all of us Acoreans, my family expecially, thank you for taking the time to explain to the world how wonderful our islands are.

    Thanks again,
    Familia Freitas of CT, USA

  263. Monique on November 9th, 2010 12:56 pm

    You are great Tony. You’re funny, inteligent. I’m you’re fan.

  264. Magda on November 11th, 2010 7:06 am

    Dear Tony,

    I’ve started recently watching your programs………..fantastic.

    Please come to Madeira Island and stay at Reid’s Palace Hotel –; you will find unique delicacies.

  265. Rigo Jonas on November 11th, 2010 2:39 pm

    Dear Tony,
    my home country, is a small self-governd province in Italy, South Tyrol. The intresting thing is, that 90 years ago we were part of Austria and also we have ever been the transition from Italy to Austria. So our traditional food is made of italian delicacys and german once. And apart form the food, our Mountains are a UNESCO World Heritag Site.
    I hope yo find time to visit South Tyrol.
    Rigo Jonas

  266. domingo utrera on November 14th, 2010 9:09 pm

    Hi Antony im your fan, i see your program every time, im from Venezuela, i want invite you to my conuntry, because Venezuela is a very coulnary mixer, our eat is a cultural mixer very very very good, excuseme my bad english, bye

  267. Paul D. Aloyi on November 24th, 2010 3:40 pm

    Look, you’ve got a great show. Just keep the politics put of it. Please. It’s not your strong suit. FOOD is. If I want political comment, I’ll watch a political pundit. Don’t belittle yourself with snide, negative comments about people who aren’t there to set you straight. Besides, Sean Hannity could whip you with half of his brain tied behind his back – just to make it fair.
    Keep up the good work – and sorry about the warthog thing. Took lotsa balls to get THAT stuff down. Remember: Lomotil is your friend.

  268. PW on November 27th, 2010 5:10 pm

    Anthony – this is a long shot, but I bought your book as a Christmas gift for my BF. Any chance I can send you the jacket/cover and you can sign it? He would be absolutely thrilled – beyond thrilled really. Thank you. PW

  269. noberto guzman on November 30th, 2010 12:03 am

    Hello, Anthony I would love to introduce to you the the first birthplace or colonization in America ( Dominican Republic) there you will find the most amazing cusine.


  270. Homero Sousa on December 1st, 2010 1:33 pm

    Dear Tony,
    I like you TV program a lot. I live in Belém city, north of Brazil. This part of our beautiful world has a very nice cuisine and many…many…many delicious dishes. I am sure you’d love coming here and taste these delicious pieces of art. Our main dishes are Maniçoba, Duck on Tucupi, many kind of fishes prepared in different ways….

    Trully yours,

    Homero Sousa

  271. Juan Pintor on December 6th, 2010 12:53 pm

    Hi Anthony

    Last sunday dec. 5, i saw your tvshow at DTL, in that show a person told you that tamale was invented in Chicago, that is a mistake, because there are notice of the tamale before the America discover, I realy like you program but this time you fall in a joke. The thing they prepare difers a lot of what a tamale must be, that looks like a hot dog. You can find tamale in all latinoamerica with diferent names, ways of preparation and a great variety of ingredients.

    Thank you for your show

  272. Maria on December 10th, 2010 1:19 pm

    Dear Anthony, everybody in my family (8 brothers)loves to watch your shows, we love your witty comments, your detailed explanation on foods, your tips on where to go, what not to miss. You make ‘part’ of the family and when we get together (always) you are a subject of conversation.
    Anyway, we are from Portugal and one of my brothers is an architect in Azres (Terceira) and everybody was thrilled you were going there. The result was the most disappoint show ever, I personally excused you with a bad flight or a hangover or whatever. You were almost rude in your grumpiness and just diddn’t pay justice to glorious Azores.
    I’m sorry to say this, I just wished you wouldn’t ever aired this specific show or the time you took commenting about how horrible the smell was, we all know that and nobody sits there for so long.
    I think you were badly oriented nad didn’t enjoy the experience as you could.
    Thanks in advance for your attention, we keep on loving you always!

  273. vitor pintado on December 12th, 2010 4:04 am

    Hello Anthony.
    come to Portugal to eat PORC PORC PORC

  274. Mariana Pedreira on December 12th, 2010 11:16 am

    Hello! I work for Ecomuseu do Barroso in Montalegre, North of Portugal and our president wants to hire you for an important thing that is going to happen here. I’ve been trying to find your contact but I couldn’t. Is there a way I can have an email or anything to contact you?

    Thank you very much!
    Mariana Pedreira

  275. Marilyn on December 12th, 2010 3:19 pm

    Anthony I think you are an unethical prick, and clearly in the midst of a homosexual panic.

    Oh- to the person who asked how he stays so thin? It’s called cocaine.

  276. Cathy on December 14th, 2010 4:31 pm

    I think you are an amazing and ‘real’ person. Thanks for the true life and personal opinions you have on your show. I’ve learned a lot from you and the cooking experience. Thank you. Are you still married? LOL!

  277. Andres on December 18th, 2010 2:51 am

    Dear Anthony:

    for me it was a fantastic experience reading your book Confessions of a chef, I’m from Ecuador siepre your tv show, I am fond of cooking and every leaf of your book transported me to those mythical stories kitchens very well and all those mythical characters in your stories, thank you for your wonderful work, I can imagine the taste of a dish yours through the pages of your book.

    Andres Fuentes

  278. Nuno Santos on December 23rd, 2010 11:38 am

    Im amazed. Im a portuguese guy and i’ve never seen such quality in a culinary tv show. I’ve just found out that you went to Azores…great! The food is great but in the continent is better…try the north of Portugal. Quality and quantity, with the most amazing wines of Europe. Even better than the french wines. All the best to you and your crue.
    Nuno Santos

  279. Charles R. Wilkins Jr on December 25th, 2010 9:22 pm

    Hello, my girlfriend and I love to watch Anthony on No Reservations, and we have read his books. We were both very excited he was coming to Redbank NJ for a show. I like his insight into the restaurant inside because I am a Cook, Bar Back and a Waiter. When we tried to get tickets to his show the price was over $200. I am not saying Anthony is not worth it but how can a normal person afford tickets at this price. I wonder if others feel this way.

  280. joao brito jaenisch on December 26th, 2010 8:33 pm

    I’m from Brasil,Porto Alegre. I would like to congratulate you and your staff for a wonderful show.You create,in your show, a mix of culture,great food and a lot of fun.Merry Christmans and a great New year.

  281. judy rowden on December 28th, 2010 4:45 pm

    An American living in Argentina. At first the food was great. Asado, pastas bread.. now I find it kinda boring. I have watched I suppose all of your shows and read most of your books. Your show is one of the things I look forward to here in Argentina. I live in Lujan. Near Buenous Aires. Where is a great place to eat ?

  282. Maximiliano on December 29th, 2010 11:08 pm

    Hi Tony, i am from Margarita Island In Venezuela, your program is my favorite….Feliz Navidad!!!!

  283. Javier Escandón on December 30th, 2010 2:05 am

    Mr. Bourdain, I love your program and I congratulate him on achieving a great balance between gastronomy and traditions of its peoples, but it seems very rare that living so close to never have visited Central America Guatemala, which really is very rich in cuisine and hospitality. I recommend some typical local dishes, rolled pork, kakik, tamal colorado, but mainly the luncheon of the 1st. November. Hopefully

  284. Nick T on December 30th, 2010 7:55 am

    Hi Tony i recently traveled to the Philippines where the alot of my family still resides. I am a FilAm (Filipino American) whos been there several times,and yet regardless of how many times i visit i still find it difficult to leave and say goodbye to my family members back there. My question is how do you say goodbye, especially to people who mean so dear to you, after your the vacation is over?

  285. Matt Wane on January 2nd, 2011 12:14 am

    Hi Anthony,

    live in Australia and watch your show on TLC. Absolutely love your show, most enjoyable travel / cooking show going around!

    Keep up the great work,


  286. Tom on January 6th, 2011 4:29 pm


    Really disappointed you haven’t been to Denmark. Are we last on your list?

  287. alex on January 7th, 2011 10:38 am

    I am Spanish and I love your show. I think you should visit Portugal, particularly the areas of Porto and Lisbon. you could also walk through a beautiful area Douro and prove one of the best wines in the world.Thats why i love portugal!
    good luck, alexandre

  288. Traveller on January 7th, 2011 2:32 pm

    Great Show! Watch the show all the time – travel, food and a few drinks – who could ask for more. Anthony check out this site – looks like it may be of interest to you.

    The French Market Maven
    Have Cart, Will Travel – Market Adventures with Marie Z

  289. Catarina on January 9th, 2011 7:38 pm

    I there!
    I`m very happy to see Tony in Azores, is a very beautifull portuguese island but you must visict Portugal,the continent too. It`s a little different but very nice.There is a city wich have the best roast suckling pig in the world we call in portuguese “leitão à Bairrada”.
    Love your show!!!
    A portuguese fan:Catarina

  290. GW on January 9th, 2011 11:30 pm

    I think Anthony Bourdain sucks. I just saw him on television with a family of savage/bullies. They had a tiny armadillo who was being held by some horrible kid and who was shaking in fear. Some other bullies took the poor animal off to be killed. Then Bourdain and the family of savages/bullies sat down and ate the flesh of the poor creature. I have always hated those who pick on those who cannot defend themselves. That’s why I hate Bourdain and pray that one day he gets a taste of his own medicine.

  291. Edwing Salas on January 12th, 2011 6:41 pm

    Hi, Edwing Salas writes you. I’m a fan of your TV show and your books. I would like to make an online interview for my blog with the main objective of people in Latin America that still does not know you can hear from you, what you do and your life philosophy. Likewise for those who know you and admire you can know you’re doing now and how is your 2011. In advance thank you very much for reading this comment and all assistance you can provide.

  292. Cody Trahan on January 21st, 2011 3:02 pm

    Go from Louisiana here. The way you are able to speak opened up a new view for me, I thought the illiterate only could express their feeling in curse words but u taught me that specific situations call for what they call for

  293. Danijel on January 26th, 2011 10:49 am

    Come to Belgrade!!!

  294. Mike Dietz on January 30th, 2011 1:35 am

    I have been shocked and dismayed to find Anthony Bourdain,on Bravo’s Top Chef kissing butt to the regular co-hosts once again.
    Is Tony that desperate for cash?
    If Tony had some ethics, he might forgo Bravo, for let’s say becoming a culinary teacher at a community college.
    I hope for Tony’s child sake, they never record these shows, as the shame of him not having a real job would bring dishonor to the Bourdain family name.
    Top Chef holds about as much excitement, as another friggin Guy Feri show. NO! NO! I just shot my TV like Elvis.

    Oh my Holy Julia Child, Bravo’s New Top Chef is the same group of chefs repeating the insane cooking contest over and over again.
    Bravo has reduced this show to the creative ability of a Rachel Ray Casserole. Yumoh!
    Please make it stop! How about having real Mexican Chefs cooking against the likes Big Tom Collichi, and his beautiful side kick Padma Lakshmi in a blind taste test.

    Let’s see Padma become a line cook and not be dressed like a fashion model/high priced hooker for a change.

    Bourdain seems to have lost it. If Tony was a Rock band, he is no longer the Ramones, but has become Karen Carpenter or worse yet Abba, or maybe the Captain and Schlemiel.
    That’s it! To save his career, Tony has to team up with Rachel Ray on a new Food Network show called “THE PERKY AND THE CRANKY OLD GUY”

    Rock is dead, long live Rock. So long Tony or should I say Mr. Abba

  295. Jeremy Hawkins on February 1st, 2011 1:16 am

    Big fan, keep on rockin on … I can not wait for more shows .i drink a lot and enjoy trying new foods.. I just watched the first season of no reservations on netflix and I think I liked it ,.. I’m a true fan of the host and all of the crew, take care and keep me entertained. I love the show !!!!

    Jeremy Hawkins

    South Carolina

    P.S. ever caught crabs???,… in a crab trap ,haha.. you gotta love the deep south,,…:) Thanks Anthony. :P

  296. Jeremiah Crum on February 2nd, 2011 11:18 am


    You know you need some new boots. I see you in some ostrich leg Lucchese’s. Come see us at Way Out West in Tallahassee when you are in town. Excited about your visit and love your work.

    Whitney and Jeremiah

  297. Tom Fugaban on February 4th, 2011 11:41 pm

    Hey Anthony,
    Does Rachel Ray just bug the shit out of you like she does me? Not to be strictly negative but you of all people you probably have the balls to let it be known as it should be…

    By the way, I’d love to have the opportunity to come do photography for you some time.

  298. Chelsea on February 5th, 2011 7:20 pm

    Hi Anthony! Just stopped by to tell you that I think it would be really cool if you went to the D.R. or the Dominican Republic; the land with all of the famous Dominican American baseball players we know and love. Who’s lifes (mainly) is just like the game that they are so devoted to. To me, baseball is so much a part of their culture- but I think you should go stop by for a visit, try their hotels, extra virgin cigars, see the love, hospitality and local food joints they have around the capital city. I also think you need to learn about the culture, the beaches- you name it… They have it all

    P.S. If you get a chance, go the villages outside the bustling city limits. The humble locals will definetly share their house with you… And don’t forget! The Spanish language is a plus because they will really be entertained by the way a foreign man speaks it!

  299. Mindy@FindingSilverLinings on February 14th, 2011 2:51 pm

    Hi Anthony! I checked out your show in CT & it was great. I hope you have a second to check out this post. A lot of people have some nice things to say about you and your philosophy on food. Thanks

  300. Ari Kaltto on February 15th, 2011 11:55 am

    Dear Mr Bourdain!

    How about Finland? I have asked this earlier, but no answer. I still offer to buy you a meatpie at Helsinki City market place. The dinner we can have in this place

    After that you are at your own. But you can discover Finland here and make your own routes. Ask Conan.

    Best Regards

    Ari Kaltto
    Helsinki, Finland

  301. Adam Liaw on February 18th, 2011 7:22 am

    Hi Anthony, Love the show and the great cooking you do. I’ve just won Masterchef Australia in 2010.
    Check out my new site at

    Love to see you there.
    Adam Liaw

  302. Renee on February 18th, 2011 12:35 pm

    Went to your show in Glenside earlier in the week and really enjoyed seeing you in person. Thanks for doing such great TV and visiting us to share in person your experiences!

  303. Azizakhon Mansuri on February 21st, 2011 11:20 am

    Hello dear Anthony Bourdain!

    First I want to say that I love your show very much. Traveling to different countries, learning about food and culture, it’s like being in a new world. I can see that you have been almost in all the countries, except mine. You should plan sometime visiting my country Tajikistan. We are very small country on the map but we have a lot different delicious food and colorful culture :) . I would love to introduce my country to you and hope I will get a reply from you. Thank you very much for reading my message!

    Looking forward for your message,
    Azizakhon Mansuri
    Khujand, Tajikistan

  304. Maret on February 24th, 2011 10:03 am

    Come to Tallinn!

  305. cheyenne on February 24th, 2011 5:39 pm

    I wanted to thank anthony and the others who worked hard to bring us the joys and adventures of the show. You have reminded people that no matter how little you have in life great food always brings great people together.

  306. Buddah on March 1st, 2011 6:47 pm

    Hey Tony,

    I would like to say love your show men and hope that the show go strong and many luck to your career. well i am here at Florida when i saw your show and was watching you too at the Philippines when i was there too and it kinda pissed me off when one of your tour guides in the philippines say that they can’t taste or won’t know if they haven’t been to pampanga this kind of mentality was a forever fued in the philippines saying that they are far better than other provinces in the philippines i would like to correct that thing he said the cook from freakin lazy kapangpangans they are not the best cooks in the philippines and they are not the root of foods that they say or claim they are best of and they are not even as hardworking as they show they are if you have roamed around the philippines there are quite different cultures and most interestingly that the filipino can show to foreign people is the uniqueness of an individual provoinces those people who said that they should first come to pampanga is full of crap and they should know what they are in the philippines and whenever people claim they are kapangpangan they proudly known to be lazy sorry but that segment pissed me off and if you ever come back to the philippines try eating at different regions and you’ll see that what they claim is bull

  307. Eva on March 5th, 2011 9:08 pm

    This will probably not be aired on your site……..But you are one of the sexiest men I see on the media period…Your f****ing HOT…And I like your show too…except for the one in the desert with animal feces… that was nasty…If you are everr in the greatest town on earth that does NOT have decent food… Look me up!!

  308. Eva on March 5th, 2011 9:09 pm

    Oh yeah it is Eugene ORegon

  309. christina glaser on March 7th, 2011 11:16 pm

    You are fabulous! I love every show, I’m not a chef but should have been. I’ve learned so much watching every day! Your awesome!

  310. Rosangela on March 17th, 2011 10:09 am

    Tony, you’re my hero! I’ve been watching your show for a few months and you’ve caught me! Looking forward to see the episode in Brazil, we have some strange recipes too! Hum, loved to see you wearing a Ramones T-shirt in Malaysia! Bye!

  311. David Doan on March 20th, 2011 12:08 am

    Hi Mr Bourdain,

    I really love No Reservations.I think your show is brilliant, and i admire what you do.I am Vietnamese. i love how you went back to Vietnam and fell in love with my country.I was wondering are you going back again and if so will you do an episode on Mien Tay?.. You are awesome, keep up the good work.

  312. Peter Larsson on March 20th, 2011 3:24 am

    Greetings from Sweden!
    I wanna f-cking stalk you, I have a serious mancrush…but Im gonna behave, and watch some “Wire” instead.
    You are laminated next to Tom and Padma..:)
    And I´m 100% hetero…seriously….this is bad.
    I love you Tony…keep up the good work

  313. muttbucket on March 26th, 2011 5:20 pm


    Why don’t you ever drag your sorry ass to Minnesota…I know, we have a buttload of disgusting pigs here but I’d help you avoid bitch ass places…like…Porky’s…Hawgsbreath…Pig on Stick…instead, after a four hour church service, we’ll go a raw vegan restaurant. We’ll avoid our crappy music scene…disgusting places like 1st Avenue and 7th St Entry…I’ll show you REAL music like our Donny Osmond kareoke night…we’ll sing until we can’t sing no more…it’ll be ok for you to sing a David Cassidy song jut so long as you don’t embarrass me and try to sing some lame Ramones or Stones song…you could come when that weirdo Zimmern is out of town…cause he’ll try to make you eat…nasty stuff…like fresh wild boar… meat w/meat byproducts…we’ll do the raw vegan…I know you’d appreciate it…I’ll also protect you from alcohol…you know us Minnesotans distain drinking…and smoking…those dirty, nasty cigarettes…Oh…we can go ice fishing…I know you like to fish…10-12 hours of sitting on a bucket in the middle of a below zero wind swept lake to catch a little sunny would make for great TV…don’t have to eat the disgusting thing…we’ll have a carrot…we could even spend the whole trip sleeping under the stars in the BWCAW wilderness, eating greens and avoiding fresh meat. Sound good?? I knew it would.


  314. Michael Morgan on March 30th, 2011 9:12 pm

    What truly astounds me–and I say this in the most non-malicious way possible–is that you actually believe (it seems) as though you can TASTE food that you put in your mouth. I mean, you smoke and smoke and smoke. ALL OTHER CONCERNS ASIDE, this dulls, dissipates, and generally destroys one’s ability to distinguish flavors. But … there you are, passing judgement on the flavor of this dish or that. And then you just light up another cigarette. LOL Are comments like this one completely LOST on you!?!? You seem like a smart guy. But I s-e-r-i-o-u-s-l-y doubt if you discern any of the wonderful, subtle flavors of the myriad dishes you get to sample. Last but not least, I KNOW you’re addicted to nicotine. You know it; I know it; the world knows it. But don’t you think it’s a bit hypocritical, so to speak, to smoke and then proclaim to be some sort of expert on FOOD?!?! LOL It Makes. No. Sense.

  315. Reney Peres on April 1st, 2011 4:25 pm

    I’ll have to watch this episode- my family is originally from the Azores islands.

  316. Chelsea on April 4th, 2011 11:29 am

    Anthony! Hate is a strong word for me to say to you but I guess I could say that I don’t like you for the fact that you visited one half of the country from the West Indies that’s Haiti but you never took the time to visit the Dominican Republic! What’s up with that? I think we have a lot to offer a person like you, but you don’t even give us a chance!

  317. Niko Han on April 11th, 2011 8:49 pm

    Hi Anthony,

    It’s very nice to meet you, I’m a very big fan of your show!

    I’m from Bali, and I’m going with my girlfriend to Amsterdam, Paris and Venice end of this month. I was wondering if you can give us just a few suggestions on restaurants we should visit while we are in those cities that are in the lower price range. I thought I would ask you because you know all the secret food and drink spots haha.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    All the success!



  318. Ara Gregorian on April 12th, 2011 12:22 am

    Tony, I just wasted an hour & a half trying to find your blog about the Paris show and names of chefs, restaurants & dishes. That show was nothing short of a gastronomical orgasm to me.

    Please pay more attention to your blog site.

  319. justin on April 17th, 2011 5:34 pm

    I am a big big fan of the show!! In one of tony’s cooking tip shows about cooking steak and chicken correctly, there was a clip about cooking lobster correctly. I was quite disturbed to see that the rubber bands were left on the lobster claws during the cooking process! Low grade rubber will tend to break down when boiled and leave a taste of rubber on the meat… I was shocked!!!! The bands do have to be removed,, unless you enjoy the flavor of rubber and lobster!

  320. Varand Vartanian on April 19th, 2011 3:37 am

    Big big fan of the show…one of the few I watch. I have a quick suggestion: MR. BOURDAIN: GO TO ARMENIA!!! It is a fascinating country with rich culinary roots, and its historical background would make a perfect country to visit for No Reservations. I hope you’d consider!

  321. Terry Gold on April 19th, 2011 7:20 pm

    I like the TV show, “No Reservations.” I get a lot of good cooking ideas from it. I only have one suggestion. Tony, go to Paraguay. My wife grew up there and I visited there several times. I would love to hear your take on the cuisine and culture of Paraguay’s different regions. The Paraguayans are very friendly, as I recall.

  322. MUNESH on April 21st, 2011 4:52 pm


  323. José Lopes on April 22nd, 2011 6:17 pm

    Hey Anthony

    You gotta go to Alentejo and to Algarve in the southern part of Portugal. Here our food and our culture is so different from the rest of the country. You will find the best food in here,I guarantee…

  324. rh on April 24th, 2011 3:26 pm

    luv’d the Nicaragua episode
    too bad “danny ortega’s” propensity for incestuous pedophilia wasn’t reported and where did he get all the friggin money??????

  325. Paulina on April 25th, 2011 8:50 pm


    I feel the need to let you know I’ve recently turned 18 (wink, wink), and seriously adore your show, but more importantly you! Keep up the good work and if you ever find yourself doing a show on the wondrous cuisine in Minnesota, I’ll definitely whip out my best hotdish and bar recipes, just for you ;)


  326. IZABELA on May 1st, 2011 8:20 am


  327. Elizabeth on May 7th, 2011 1:00 pm

    I like your programm Mr. Bourdain.. is very funny and cultural, because you show us different cultures and people like me who don’t have the opportunity to travel … is a way to know other countries and their cultures.
    I’m peruvian and I hope some day you come to my country Peru… and probe our food that is very delicious and variety.
    Please Mr. Bourdain, come to PERU and enjoy our food… You will enjoy and eat a lot … You will see!!

  328. Marianne Henriksson on May 16th, 2011 8:05 pm

    Hello Tony,

    Just to let you know that Stockholm, my old hometown is having guided tour called Walking in the steps of ABBA. You would love it, since I saw how you love ABBA. Not my fault I was borne there.
    Love the show, I call myself a Bourthonian.

    Keep up the good work (over 65 go Dylan!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  329. Bem on May 16th, 2011 10:54 pm

    I love the show! Tony is plain SEXY…….

  330. Ralph Poole on May 17th, 2011 6:58 pm

    Great show Tony. Bring Nori back

  331. Susana on May 19th, 2011 5:58 pm

    PLEASE ANTHONY!!!!!!!!!

    PISCO SOUR is NOT from Chile. The real one originated in Lima Peru. If you visit my city you may appreciate a real “pisco sour” at the Hotel Bolival down town. By the way, Pisco liquor is not from Chile either, its origin come from a small town south of Lima called Pisco, where we also have vineyards and make some good wine.

  332. Andrew on May 22nd, 2011 4:53 pm

    Hi Anthony,

    I love the show, your curiosity of culture through food has opened my mind and my stomach. Through your quests my palette has become enlightened through newfound curiosity as well and I praise your ability to stir your own deep interests in those who follow you. Also I am curious if you have any future plans to journey and film in the Baltic states Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania the latter of which I have heard “if you don’t eat meat don’t bother going”. I know these regions are filled with rich culture as well as food and would like to see your take on them as well. Good journeys and I look forward to discovering more through your travels.

  333. Jan on May 25th, 2011 2:00 pm

    Anthony love the show, GO TO LONDON my hometown.

  334. manuel antonio on June 5th, 2011 12:12 am

    Dear Anthony, I watched a new chapter of your program in Chile (my own country) but I dont like that Discovery Travel and Living translate your speech. I prefer listen you in your own idiom with subtitles in spanish. I think that the power of your program is the freedom in your own idiom.
    Cordialy, a chilean fan.

  335. Pedro Lucas on June 13th, 2011 1:18 pm

    Hello Anthony! I’m from Portugal and I’ve recently started to watch your shows on Travel Channel. I love to taste all flavours on the kitchen, and also taste flavours of all arround the world. Well, as you have seen in Azores Portugal as plenty of flavours and food types, I would love if you come to Portugal,to taste all types of food (one of the best seafood in the world, one of the best fish on the world, 1001 ways to cook Codfish, etc, etc). Maybe I can cook some tipical food for your program in my house in Ribatejo (near Lisbon) and also you can taste our very very good red wines from almost all parts of the country. Well I hope you come to Portugal soon!


    Pedro Lucas

  336. Andrea on June 13th, 2011 8:01 pm

    How do you stay so thin?

  337. Irene on June 15th, 2011 6:11 pm

    Hello Anthony!! I am big fan of you and your show. I wont miss it for the world but since last week Travel and Living is showing it in spanish!!! imagine!!! I am from Venezuela and I do speak spanish of course, but it is just not you! I can not watch your show!! that for me is terrible…in spanish you sound like a….Oh I dont know, I just dont like it. I am sorry! Maybe you can do something about it and give me back one of my favorite programs.

  338. jim mcdonald on June 19th, 2011 3:38 pm


    Thanks for everything you do and how you treat your food and agriculture, it should be a wake up to everyone. Your ignorance to it is astonishing! Your views are dumbfounded and are underlined by the episode that the travel channel re-aired about the weaning of calves. What is so wrong with teaching calves to learn to stop milking off their mothers and eat grasses and grains? If we left everything to nature we would have 9 year old kids still on their mothers’ nipple. Maybe that’s where you get your entitlement from. If you were half the cook that you claim to be learn about your food and realize that nature is not always a bowl full of sunshine. Really man you have no credit with the people that feed the world and maybe you are just the face of how clueless the population is. If anyone is upset by this please go to a working farm or ranch and learn about what you eat and the sacrifice it takes to make you full. It may is not easy or romantic and it takes a lot of time and patience. You don’t make much money but you do it for the love of the land and animals that you take care of. These people are true stewards of nature and don’t need criticisms of uninformed a-holes that think because they have a TV show can say anything they want!

  339. Eddy on June 20th, 2011 4:55 pm

    Hello Anthony,

    I was watching your show when you visited my beautifull country Nicaragua the land of lakes and volcanoes. I just wanted to make a comment about the visit you made to this family in Esteli. In the show they presented different Nicaraguan dishes, some of them are not tipical dishes like Peliguey, this kind of animal did not originate from Nicaragua and it’s not part of the Nicaraguan diet, it was introduced by cuban immigrants a few years ago, I was a little dissapointed in the way the prepared the food like the sausages they made, in another words they presented to the world their recipies and not the way the Nicaraguan dishes are made. The beautiful side of Nicaragua is our people, culture and National territory. The ugly side of Nicaragua is what some governments left to our people.

  340. Chef Matthew on June 21st, 2011 2:06 pm

    You are a gutless wonder. Eating sharkhead and sharkfinn you crackhead windbag.
    Most real chefs who have to work for living not hang their has been name on a place run my Mexican cooks think your a fag and a douche.
    Please go back to smoking crack and sucking cock you fucking loser.

  341. Ricardo Nunes on June 22nd, 2011 8:06 pm

    Hy Anthony. After i see the Azores episode i got to say you have a lot more to discover at Island of Madeira and the mainland Portugal.

    Go to Ílhavo, in mainlanland, and discover our tradition in cod fishing (we have 1001 ways to prepare cod) and in general of the coast line ports: sardines, octopus, eels, shellfish, and mutch more.

    Specially for you, pork fan, try out: leitão à bairrada; feijoada à transmontana; carne de porco à alentejana; rojões… want more?

    Chanfana à bairrada; cabrito no forno; frango no churrasco…

    Oh ok, drink? don’t worry the best and finnest wines came from Portugal.

    Lots of different types of sausages (enchidos); cheese; ham… and for desserts we got a lot of conventual recepies among others.

    Continue to discover our country! We have such a great gastronomy that you will need to dedicate an entire season to discover how good is our kitchen.

    Best regards,

    Ricardo Nunes

  342. John Kenney on July 1st, 2011 8:29 pm

    Just a note to say how much I enjoy the show and how it has opened my eyes & mind to so many countries. The one on Columbia had me researching their full fantastic recovery as a community – thank you.
    One last thing – I am a few months older than Anthony and similar gray hair, so same vintage. When you said on the Pennsylvania episode of No Res that the best rock band for the last 30 years was the Ramones I realised I have a soul brother! Keep on rockin, man.
    John, Australia

  343. Meksy on July 2nd, 2011 1:35 pm

    Hello Anthony,

    I am still waiting for you to make the tripe to Ethiopia… what’s up? I see you budy’s in Chicago City North or South side do not appriciate autentic Ethipian food.

    Keep on traveling!

    - Mesky

  344. Meksy on July 5th, 2011 7:29 pm

    I am sure I am one of the milliones comment you get and you probably won’t even see this, but I have to try…. So still no response from you and or your team. I am telling you, Mr. Bourdain, you need to go to Ethiopia. I know you have tried beef tartar and you did not like it much, but there are different ways you eat that dish that i can garantee you you would enjoy it. We make our Beer, Wine (Vino we call it from our little Italian influance) and we also make two home made alcoholic drinks you will not find any where in the world, even here in US. I have leaved most my life in Addis and I am not buging you so you can take me with you, it would be nic, but I just want you to go with whome ever you like, may be some one you know, but go with some one who knows Ethiopia so you do not end up bieng one of the tourists, I will be happy to go with you or i can came to NY or you can came to DC sample Ethiopian food here in USA before you take a 20 hr flight to Ethiopian, it won’t be the same… but I am hoping utlist that will wet your appetaite. Email me at

    Hope to talk to you soon!

  345. Alicia Guerra on July 12th, 2011 8:53 am

    Dear Mr. Bourdain,

    I can’t thank you enough for the OUTSTANDING series on Cuba, I watched last night, Mon 7/11.

    As a Cuban American who lives in South Florida, I have been here more than there, but this series, last night, really touched my heart. You see, in the spanish stations, you only see the misery, but you bought out the BEAUTY!. I don’t want to forget that.

    God Bless you! God Bless Havana Club Rum!!!

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!


  346. Marcia Ibanez on July 12th, 2011 2:33 pm

    I am a big fan of your show, and as a Cuban-
    American I am very grateful that you chose Cuba for one of your shows. You did a wonderful job(as usual). It was fair and informative at the same time. After 50 years of exile…..I would like to re-live the Cuban expirience. I’m going to Cuba!

  347. Mariano Vidal on July 12th, 2011 3:21 pm

    Dear Mr. Bourdain,

    I saw your No Reservations program last night about feasting in Cuba and it was obvious that you had no reservations about making a suckling pig of yourself in a country where children and the elderly go hungry on a daily basis. The fan at the baseball stadium who yelled out “hijo de puta”, was most likely directing it at you rather than at the pitcher who had given-up the home run.

    You started off by saying that you have mixed feelings about Castro. This makes you a rather mixed-up individual. Do you have mixed feelings about Hitler? You also said, after a couple of drinks that Hemingway was hung like a hamster. Do you also have mixed feelings about that?

    You state that Havana is beautiful. It always was and it still is. So are the baths of Caracalla. So are all ruins.

    If you really want to know about daily life in Cuba – food, health and education, read Yoani Sanchez’s book “Havana Real”. She is a courageous housewife blogger in Havana born in the regime who describes, in detail, the struggles and calamities that the Cuban people experience on a daily basis.

  348. zohre on July 13th, 2011 11:07 am

    I see every episode.
    i love your programmes.
    but i have a request:
    anthoney please come in my country, iran and see Shiraz and Isfahan.
    i know you’ll love them.
    thanks for everything.

  349. Sónia Cardoso on July 20th, 2011 3:50 pm

    Hi Mr. Bourdain,

    Me and my boyfriend just love your program! We are Portuguese, from Lisbon, and we think you should come to Portugal again… and you should visit Minho and Trás-os-Montes, the food there is amazing! There are a few restaurants we trully recomend….it’s to cry for more!
    Our best regards to you!

  350. charles berrard on July 21st, 2011 3:37 pm

    Mr Bourdain, Love what you do! Cuba? I’m an American who went there in ’64,before the Russians. What you did only touched the surface the Cuban Culture, i think one of the most exciting in the Americas–The CUBAN MUSIC AND DANCE, AND ESPECIALLY AFRO-CUBAN MUSIC. From the African Yoruba to Salsa, the music scene there is as alive there as in Jamaica. Go back Tony! Watch Harry Belafonte’s Roots Rhythm– the history of Cuban Music. Great Video! I know you don’t like to dance, but don’t let that antipathy, steer you away from a rich African heritage 90 miles away from us. There’s a component food culture as well.
    Looking forward to part two, where you explore the rainforest western caves of Vinales, and fall into a trance to Bata African drumming in Santiago; or check out alligators in the Zapata Swamp.
    In a rapidly changing Cuba, now is the time to check out the dissidents: gays, professionals, an Party youth in the eve of Fidel’s career and life.

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  352. Kevin Crossan on July 25th, 2011 4:15 pm

    My wife are on our honeymoon currently in Ireland. We both have toured Ireland multiple times and have watched your special on Ireland multiple times. We were in Belfast and decided to follow your lead. Lunch at the crown dinner at Cheyenne was amazing. We also had an impromptu trip to Howth which was also featured.

  353. Tina Batson on August 4th, 2011 8:02 pm

    Cheers to you! You’re now an official “Jeopardy” answer!!! Well deserved…

  354. Dr. Fred Deegen on August 5th, 2011 5:35 pm

    As a kid being a marine biologist was my dream job, so I became one. However, that was before anything like Tony’s gig was available as a profession… You might actually have the world’s MOST DESIRABLE JOB!

  355. Paula on August 6th, 2011 10:38 am

    I WAS a fan but after hearing your comments about Americans on Bill Maher……….pretty much disgusted me…

  356. joonyi on August 7th, 2011 12:45 pm

    When will you be in PENANG!!!

    Dear Anthony Bourdain,

    I enjoy watching your show. I am from New York, but recently made Malaysia my second home. It is my 4th time here and one of the main reasons for coming back is the FOOD in Penang. I’ve had many dishes from Asam Laksa to the famous Durian.

    If you ever consider doing a program in Penang, I would be glad to take you to all the famous food places and most importantly show you how to pick the right Durian (unlike the one Mr. Andrew Zimmern tried). I say this because even durian from Thailand taste different from Malaysia.

    Well I wish you the best of luck.

    Best Regards,

  357. Sonia peña on August 7th, 2011 8:21 pm

    Tony i am in love with you i live in Cuernavaca Morelos Mexico y love yogur orogram y sed you evrey wensday my husband tells me Sonia yogur boyfriend is on the tv y have yogur pi tire on my ballet kisses Sonia.

  358. zahra on August 8th, 2011 11:32 am

    hi.i love your shows so much. i am from iran. why u dont come to our country. we have a lot of delicious foods.thanks so much.

  359. crisco on August 9th, 2011 2:54 am

    Thank F**k you hate Vegans! I watch the show when I get a chance. Last time I saw you were in Colombia.

    Keep those episodes coming. We need to see a Fukushima special, just to remind everyone that nuclear ain’t all bad.

  360. Steve on August 9th, 2011 4:04 pm

    Does anyone know the Eagles of Death Metal song titles from the Cali high desert show?

  361. Marna on August 12th, 2011 2:26 pm

    Does anyone know the recipe for the Corvette Summer drink on the California desert episode? Thanks.

  362. Robert on August 18th, 2011 4:55 pm

    If Anthony does not like the way Paula Dean cooks – Don’t watch her. You are not the Food Police. People have free will choice to eat what they want to. If a person wants to eat the dishes that Paula Dean shows on her program – they have a God given right to do so.

  363. Bryan on August 18th, 2011 7:11 pm

    Who cares about you. You are an arrogant rude prick.

    Why attack other chefs. Apparently someone is really insecure in themselves, aren’t we Anthony?

  364. K. Silver on August 19th, 2011 9:58 am

    Why??? why would you attack other chefs when there is no reason to??? I did like you but now, i just don’t see why you would attack other people who are trying to make a living. What’s wrong with that? who are you to judge their integrity? What do you have that you feel that you are better than these other people??? How awful that you actually think you are better than other people. i feel sad for you now.

  365. dixie on August 19th, 2011 9:58 am


  366. T Monk on August 19th, 2011 11:00 am

    You are a no talent, jealous free loader.

  367. Sam on August 19th, 2011 11:08 am

    You’re a scumbag.

  368. Judy on August 19th, 2011 12:36 pm

    What a pompous ass you are…..really? Blasting Paula Deen as the “most dangerous person in America?”

    You obviously haven’t been keeping track of who’s in the White House……dork

  369. Richard on August 19th, 2011 2:32 pm

    Hey how about you stop attacking other chefs.Man up for once and apologize to Paula Dean for the stupid comment you said about her.It was uncalled for and childish at best.

    Just because she is a better cook then you and more successful is no reason to get all jealous.

  370. Mel Rich on August 19th, 2011 2:54 pm

    Ever been to Paula Dean’s restaurant? Drove a RV across country to go to her restaurant and get Key Lime pie on a stick at the Keys.

    Locals said not to go to her restaurant, but to go to Mrs. Wilks. Went to both and Mrs. Wilks was by far superior.

  371. Paul Menth on August 19th, 2011 3:10 pm


    Your programs, skill, humor, insight are excellent! I am so glad you expressed your opinion regarding Paula Dean……I get so tired of Ya’all in every sentence she speaks, its so ingenuine. She may be paid by the pharmecuticals and health care industry to get this already obese nation , FATTER and More Unhealthy. Look at any list of most unhealthy states and they are all in the South. Our Medicare and SSI is disproportionately redistributed due to unhealthy cooking and food.

    Anyways, hats off to you Chef/Historian/Comedian Bourdain! Keep up the excellent work!

    Have a good one, YA’ALL.

    Walla Walla Merlot – from Seattle, WA

  372. Darryl Hendrix on August 19th, 2011 3:28 pm

    Mr. Bourdain,

    I wouldn’t waste the energy it would take to push the button on the remote control to turn on one of your shows. I agree with Paula, you need to ‘get a life’!!!

  373. Dave on August 19th, 2011 3:46 pm

    Your show sucks and the comments you made about Paula deen were uncalled for. Grow up frog

  374. T B on August 19th, 2011 3:53 pm

    I have made the effort to find your site because of the news today that you verbally attacked Paula Deen. Although free speech is your right, you have demostrated a hateful, jealous, petty side of you that is ugly. FYI: I have never heard of you before today, so I guess you aren’t as famous as you think.

  375. Jennifer Blankenship on August 19th, 2011 4:02 pm

    I specialize in work with generational poverty/addiction/homelessness nationally and internationally and couldn’t be more proud of your comments regarding another food TV host (Southern). Families who depend on food stamps and hand outs are bombarded with media which they buy into and they fill themselves with emotionally and physically unhealthy food. Their children grow up with these dietary values and the ease at which they can access this slug is depressing. In Africa I saw and enjoyed food with families living in poverty that would be fit to serve in any 3 star restaurant in Chic/NY/LA. We treat food here like an obligation instead of a blessing and treat. Well done.

  376. Pat on August 19th, 2011 7:37 pm

    I love your unique style (honesty, in your face comments)You are fun to watch. But, Dude, Paula Deen?! C’mon! She’s everyones wanna be aunt and of all the people you could go after, you picked her?! Sorry, but we differ on this one!!!
    We LOVE Paula!

  377. Amy Malina on August 19th, 2011 7:51 pm

    I watch your show regularly and think you are very smart and creative and doing something on TV that’s really special.

    Read on the internet about these comments you made about those yahoos on the Food Channel.
    I totally agree with everything you said but maybe you could be a tad less acerbic so it’s not so easy for others to dismiss the points you’re making. Keep it up though, you have an
    intelligence that needs to be heard. These “personalities” on the Food Channel are almost impossible to watch; I much prefer CREATE and some of the less “animated” chefs on that channel.

  378. Joe Hill on August 19th, 2011 8:24 pm

    Anthony Bourdain- Right on about Paula Dean. I don’t think she can cook all that well. She can only stand in front of the camera the rest is hype by the production company from recipes to cooking for the shows by the production company. There are two people that I don’t like to listen to talk, Paula Dean & Nancy Grace and I was born,raised and live in Georgia. I’m not alone. Most people down think she is fake.I enjoy your shows. I never miss one. Keep on course. Joe Hill Ellijay , GA

  379. Pamela Nichols on August 19th, 2011 9:41 pm

    Just read your comments about Paula Deen. What gives you the right to be so rude? It has gotten rather boring. Get your ego in check and give the lady an apology. A real one, not some snarky backhanded one. Be a gentleman for once.

  380. kamil Shakra on August 19th, 2011 11:22 pm

    Dear Mr. Bourdain,

    I wanted to thank you for making the comments you made about Paula Deen’s cooking. I saw some of her shows and was appalled at the ingredients and the food she was making. Unfortunately, many Americans don’t see how unhealthy her recipes are when you compare them to healthy cooking from around the world and here in the US. The obesity epidemic resulting from processed and fast food in our country is one of most destructive forces in the future of our kids. I salute you for being the insightful and honest guide to Americans, challenging all of us to make a change.

  381. Tonya on August 19th, 2011 11:23 pm

    REALLY?? Paula Deen?? I believe I have seen you smoke like a freight train and I believe I have heard you have done your fair share of drugs so lay off of the woman who was once a poor single mother who worked her ass off to get where she is. How does that saying go about throwing stones and living in glass houses?? I was a HUGE fan, but now…Ughh!

  382. Grandma B on August 20th, 2011 3:42 am

    I just read about the comments you made about Paula Deen’s cooking and other Food Network Chefs. Having a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice as well as a Bachelor Degree in Paralegal, hasn’t Paula Deen ever heard of the 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution that gives every American the right of FREE SPEECH (in other words, the right to voice their opinion about anything including Food Network Chefs). Instead of you needing to get a life as Paula Deen said, Paula Deen needs to get a life and start reading the United States Constitution word for word. Paula Deen is a bit too much into herself nowadays. (I agree with you … Paula Deen’s food does suck … I’ve eaten at Lady & Sons Restaurant (chicken … Major Yuck!!!) even my youngest grandchildren can cook better chicken than that. I’ve also cooked several of Paula Deen’s recipes … Ewww! Gross, Revolting and Disquesting!)

  383. Mary Stepp on August 20th, 2011 7:43 am

    I had no idea you were such a hateful person.. I don’t think food network celebs are killing people with their food.. but everyday somebody reminds me how much anger and stupidity has “taken over” the planet… You can be sure I will NEVER watch your show again.

  384. Michael on August 20th, 2011 10:29 am

    Anthony Bourdain your a butthead and don’t know what your talking about when you down another chef or cook!
    Expecially if you never met them or tasted their food”Who do you think you are”!!!
    Enough said,your just a wanna be !!!

  385. Devon on August 20th, 2011 10:45 am

    Anthony Is Awesome.

  386. Rema Hampton on August 20th, 2011 11:20 am

    Who are you again? Oh yeah. That guy that few people identify with on the travel channel. I know who Paula Deen, Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri and Sandra Lee are. Most of America does. Enough said. If this is your way of making some kind of name for yourself… Not cool. Nobody likes a bully. I’ll make sure not to watch your show from now on. Oh you forgot some people in your little rant.. The Neeley’s as well as Bobby Flay.. Didn’t your mother teach you any manners? If you want people to like you and your cooking, BE NICE… :>)

  387. Mark on August 20th, 2011 12:50 pm

    World traveler, author, chef and oh yes… smug and sarcastic asshle who’s very impressed with himself.

  388. Dawn on August 20th, 2011 1:51 pm

    I think you are a jerk. Your show sucks. And you have a shit attitude. So… do you like being judged that way?

  389. Mike J. on August 20th, 2011 2:16 pm

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you…..Anthony!
    for not shutting up about Paula Deen and her fried, high fructose corn syrup infused crap food. I truly appreciate your comments and that you are not afraid to speak up and speak the truth.

    You have more sincere appreciation and full support…whatever that’s worth. I will continue to watch your shows without fail.

    Mike, CA

  390. billy caul on August 20th, 2011 2:19 pm


  391. John Brunotti on August 20th, 2011 2:51 pm

    EH TONY!

    First i would love to say that i truly enjoy your point of view. In food, love and the pursuit of a really great time. I have spent my time on this earth learning to be and being an absolute deciple of the very same school of thought. I have been traveling for one reason or another for what seems to be my entire life moving around this, and every country i could get my hands on safely. I am a chef and a third generation brau meister. So my passions lye in not only my hunger but my thirst as well. As Luck would have it that I own a business that allows me to live my joy. I would just like to say that i agree wholeheartedly with everything you said recently and just so you know there are still those of us that know, understand and are honest about what we see. Keep up the good work.


    Johnny B

  392. Barry on August 20th, 2011 3:54 pm

    F**K what Paula Deen, and that white pimple headed Fieri say about you. The problem is that you have a bigger audience then they do and your show is just kick ass, “Great TV” that informs and is interesting. Keep doing what you’re doing!
    Best of Luck,
    Mr Mylo

  393. Matt on August 20th, 2011 3:54 pm

    You have the nerve to criticize other chefs, yet i have not ONCE ever seen you cook. Your show consists of you getting wasted and eating other peoples food. No wonder you can criticize when your on the other side of the kitchen. Your a piece of the devil’s work. You act like your far better than others, when in all, all you do is criticize. You call yourself a “chef”, yet act like a critic. I’m sure you won’t get back to me. Just know that if you continue to act like a new born brat, karma will kick you in your ass. Your pathetic and a drunk.

  394. Matt on August 20th, 2011 4:12 pm

    You’re going to end up like Wolfgang Puck on QVC and Home Shopping Network. He no longer is welcome on the food channel. You are as arrogant just like him. Hence why you have to dis on other chefs that have more credibility than you. Poor guy you. Your pathetic and if i ever seen you in person i would let you have it in person. Unlike you, other chefs get back to their “fans”. You leave people hanging while smoking your lung and drinking booze. Good role model you are !!!

  395. Mark Turpin on August 20th, 2011 4:12 pm

    What an a-hole. I like your show but your comments about other chefs are inappropriate. Not everyone has the same tastes or cooks for the same audience. As a chef, you should be glad anytime that people cook and are interested in food.

  396. J efferson on August 20th, 2011 8:08 pm

    Not a fan! You suck and should stay in one of those countries you visit.

  397. Joanne on August 20th, 2011 11:14 pm

    Hi chef..
    I’m JD from the Philippines.. I really do love your show.. really inspiring because I do love cooking as well.. and want some travel adventure like your doing because being with people in learning more from them in cooking is a great honor, they’re giving and impart to us they’re life and the food that they eating in everyday life.. I hope someday I could be a chef of the world.. God bless on your show.. Goodluck..

  398. Eric N. on August 22nd, 2011 12:07 pm

    Thought All Would Enjoy:
    My reply to the NYPost on the Paula Deen and Anthony Bourdain Are At War & Paula Tells Tony: Get A Life articles that have been posted
    **************************************************Anthony Bourdain is not wrong. I would rather spend 5 minutes with him than 5 hours with Dean, Ray, or Lee. I do like Guy. Thing is, Paula’s’ food (recipes) are basically canned based (open a can of…) and pretty bland. I would rather spend my time making a proper roux for gumbo than opening a can. When I was in Savannah I specifically avoided Paula’s’ restaurant. Rachael? Well I wouldn’t go to a eatery she ran. Sandra is rather good looking. But alas.. I also wouldn’t go to a restaurant she ran. I would rather eat a dirty water (water.. maybe) New Orleans Lucky Dog on Bourbon Street at 4:00 am while wobbling back & forth. Let’s not forget that Anthony is a New Yorker and Jersey guy. He doesn’t pull punches. He also has been pounding on Rachael and Sandra for quite a while. This is nothing new. Hell he made peace with Emeril (kinda). And by the way, this is a business they are in. Not specifically a popularity contest. If you are into food then be into the food. If you are into the personalities alone, oh well, enjoy your Spaghetti-Os’. On a peaceful note, proper thanks to Paula and her good friends Rachael, Guy and Sandra for their charitable works

  399. Esther Claussell on August 22nd, 2011 12:52 pm

    I love you, I love you, I love you!!!! you get me and I’m with you kid. I love to cook, I’m a mother of three kids, and I try to feed my kids the best. food. ever. so that they can experience the best that life has to offer, and that is defiantly not boxed food. make and episode in Costa Rica, and take me with you !!!!

    love, Tuti

  400. Christine on August 23rd, 2011 11:40 am

    I just wanted to say, I am no longer watching your show, and I have told all my friends to boycott it too, because frankly even if that is your opinion on Paula Deen you need to keep it to yourself. By the way your restaurant in New york Sucks and is WAY over priced, I had a way better meal at Paula’s restaurant, and If you don’t eat like that every day there is nothing wrong with everything in moderation. So I am sorry to say I will no longer be watching your show.

  401. Jodie on August 23rd, 2011 12:19 pm

    Why is Anthony being such a douchey a**hole about Paula Deen?

  402. Kathleen PUrvis on August 23rd, 2011 1:39 pm

    Gee, Tony, could your friggin’ head get any bigger? Gotta tell you, Bud, me and my rich, well-traveled, fine wine-infused friends know a thing or two about food…and restaurants. And guess what, people like us keep people like you paying your bills on time (unless the drugs/alcohol issues prevent that. Hopefully, your child has a good mother). Anyway, I introduced one of your books at my monthly rich bitch book club meeting..and guess what again? No one in the room knew who you were! (I did cuz my son is a culinary school graduate who likes the Travel Channel.) They sure do know who Paula Deen is, bud! Her recipes are regulars among my highly-toned and tan friends, none of whom are an ounce overweight. We made through your book, which was described at our next meeting as “insufferably boring”, and you as “hateful drug addict and bigot”, and “a total elitist”. Watch the bridges you burn, Tony Baby! The Deen Empire has DEEP pockets and long arms, spend some time in REAL America and you’ll find that out.

    P.S. And the next time you come to the Missouri Ozarks…don’t.

  403. Mike on August 25th, 2011 12:16 pm

    Calling Paula Deen a chef is the sign of a truly delusional mind.

  404. Jerri Weis Villanueva Hafizi on August 26th, 2011 6:27 pm

    I don’t understand how your standards are so flexible and open when it comes to cultures and countries outside the U.S, but when it comes to here, you become snobbishly elitist.

  405. Josie Veliz on August 30th, 2011 5:56 pm

    I see that you haven’t gone to the Island of Guam It’s one of the Mariana Islands in the Pacific Ocean. You should go and Visit and Check out the Foods and scenery. it is a beautiful Island and i am proud to be born there, the people are call Chamorro’s and they are very hospitable you would love Guam…

  406. Jon Elwell on August 30th, 2011 6:50 pm

    Dear Mr. Bourdain,

    I’ve always enjoyed your show and haven’t missed an episode…that is until now. Shooting that pig in Louisiana – Jesus Christ! Was that really necessary? I can’t get that out my mind. You went too far this time. I appreciate your presentation of cultures and food, whatever it may bring, but participating in that way just to gain acceptance among the locals is sick. I would expect that sort of thing out of that fat bastard Zimmern but not you. You have a conscience i can tell, so grow some balls and bow out next time and just observe.

    You may have gained some hardcore fans with that one I don’t know, but for sure you lost one here.

    Jon in Miami

  407. Melinda L. on August 30th, 2011 8:53 pm

    Hi Anthony,

    Please please do a show in Taiwan. People are nice, and the food is amazing, especially beef noodle soup and night market(street food).

    I read a book from Jeffrey Mindich talking about food in Taiwan a while ago. He is very insightful and understand the people, culture and food there in depth. O, he is also from NY.

    Please consider Taiwan as a potential destination for your show.


  408. Griffin on August 31st, 2011 4:04 pm

    Dear Anthony Bourdain,
    No one in my Restaurant can afford to go see you when you come to Asheville. Cooks wages are not very good, and Chef’s wages in Asheville are not much better. That being said you do have a big local fan base amongst those cooks. It would be much appreciated if you came to eat at our restaurant, The Magnetic Field, or if we could come see you speak at another event. As it is Friday night is not the best time for cooks to come see you in the first place. Remember what your show is all about, the accessibility of food and food cultures, but the cost of your book tour is making you inaccessible to that food culture. With that I hope to be able to see you when you come by, but I probably won’t get the chance. Have fun while you’re in town.
    Thank you,
    -Griffin Shumway

  409. paul johnson on September 1st, 2011 5:22 pm

    go to okinawa

  410. Adem Turkmenoglu on September 3rd, 2011 5:43 am


    I saw a archicle on our local media reagrding a Kurdistan and Kurd’s, Have ever ask a Turkish people How is your relationshep with Kurda?, Our mother, our qusesens, our grandfarher/mother can be Kurd, We lives for togather for long time with real kurds, Also Have you ever try to make a news from Bosnia? You can see real eposite there,

    If you read your contries’ history about the middle esat, you will see they tries to confuse theere becaue of petrol and other things,

    Everytime you things the “Midnight Express”, Why you do not want to watch others reagrding Vietnam,Japan,Iraq,Afganistan,Somali,Bosnia,WHY you do not want to see your real face?

    Good lock you never see REALLLL!!!

  411. Justin on September 3rd, 2011 9:03 pm

    Great show! You should come to Trinidad and Tobago!! We have lots of food for you to try with our mixed ancestral heritage.

  412. Erkan on September 4th, 2011 12:54 pm

    Anthony, you are really stupid , you dont know anything about kurdish terrorists.. you are really stupid…

  413. the turk on September 4th, 2011 12:57 pm

    Dear sir,

    I am a turkish citizen. I live in Turkey. 5 Minutes ago I watched your program about Iraq. I am sorry but I have to say that “Your program sucks”. Why ? I will tell. You have to read some books for having an opinion about relationship with Turks and Kurds. You do not know anything about that. You are a prejudiced and uncultured person. You are very dangerous person too. Because you think that I know everything! You dont know nothing. And your little brain will not understand this. Improve yourself sir. This is my advice to you !!!

  414. Adem Turkmenoglu on September 5th, 2011 8:27 am

    They will not listen to Turkish or Kurdish, They will look from Kuridish terrorist,

  415. Adem Turkmenoglu on September 5th, 2011 8:28 am

    They will not listen to Turkish or Kurdish, They will look from Kuridish terrorist site,

  416. Paul Bongiorno on September 5th, 2011 11:14 am

    No other place to leave a message so..

    I find Mr. Bourdain to be a tool. From his sanctimony and cockiness to the over-the-hill earring he and other ‘hip’ geriatrics wear.

    My wife and I were getting ready to go to Prague, Summer ’10 when a colleague of mine saw on the tele Mr. Bourdain was in fact in Prague.

    We watch for a few moments whereas Mr. Bourdain is ‘Mmmm’ and ‘Ahhh’ etc,. over street vendor, waterlogged schnitzel!

    Whereas Mr. Bourdain’s guide is just staring at the guy, more than likely thinking, ‘Does this dude have any *ucking taste buds’?

    What a phony. Yeah Tony, keep up the con job on your usurping crowd who obviously are mediocre cooks and have less than average pallets, bub.

  417. Clevelana on September 6th, 2011 5:45 pm

    Dr. Mr. Bourdain, Thank you thank you many times over for having the backbone to stand up to the various hosts of food shows who are endorsing unhealthy, mindless and unsustainable eating choices. Your comments to the Queen of Lardons, Paula Deen were spot on: Amercica does not need someone glorifying and validating food that is a death sentence.

    I also admire and respect you greatly for bringing into view her relationships with “evil” food corporations. Same can be said for some of the other food hosts who purport the idea of processed food as legit ingredients, or legit food at all.

    Kudos to you Mr. Bourdain for using your place in this world to open peoples eyes and minds.

  418. OMG on September 6th, 2011 5:53 pm

    Wow, just read the Kathleen Purvis Aug. 23 comment/hatemail. Just shows that despite some money, position and power, any sense of class is missing. Class being defined as consideration of others and the tactful pursuit of social enjoyment. Who with these graces would ever want to sit at a table next to her crowd. We know the answer.

  419. tom on September 9th, 2011 2:08 pm

    Just watched the Paris show (again). Have to comment it is one of the best episodes you’ve presented. Thank you.

  420. Sandra Gray on September 13th, 2011 12:13 am

    Thought you looked a bit thin in the last episode…. take care of yourself as I love your show, especialyel the snarkiness. Thanks for the great work.

  421. mitch fergason on September 18th, 2011 11:51 am

    Anthony is the man. would like to have an autograph photo of him

  422. Marcelo Cabral on September 22nd, 2011 9:38 am

    Hi there! Im a journalist and composer from Maceió, State of Alagoas, northeast coast of Brazil, land that i know very well and i think you guys from No Reservation would make a great show here. Im absolute disponible to travel from coast to sertão (kind of desert region)to show our culture, landscapes, people, and, of course, food, sea food and pork, for shure. I made a large guide obout Alagoas on Overmundo website, take a look at the “Guia” section. Send me an email if it you like it, it would be a pleasure to have you here. Thanks a lot for the atention, best show on television these days. Great work. Abraços from Brazil.

  423. Juliana Mendonça on September 26th, 2011 8:17 pm

    Funny thing this comment above, I just came here with the same purpose.. to the same country… but in different region. Well, I’m from Amazon, one of the mosts curious and rich regions in the world in matter of nature, and when I traveled abroad this year, I realized people knew it more then I thought they would, but I also realized they knew nothing about Amazonian culture, Amazonian gastronomy. And after watch your show in a travel channel here in Brazil, I thought it would be a nice idea for you and your crew to come here, more specifically to my city, Belém, chosen as the Amazon capital of culture and gastronomy. Besides having ver-o-peso, one of the biggest (and craziest) open markets in the world, Belém is also owner of an incredible range of typical fruits, vegetables and dishes, which are result of the mix of the exotic indian (Brazilian native) wisdom and ingredients and portuguese elaboration. If you feel curious about it, just google “Belém Brazil” or “ver-o-peso market” or e-mail me. I would pleased to help. We are waiting for you, um abraço as well, from Brazil.

  424. julio cesar on October 1st, 2011 3:03 pm

    hola anthony excelente programa, viendo tus visitas a méxico me doy cuenta que te quedaron a deber muchas cosas de la comida méxicana no todo es tacos y tortilla espero que regreses para que pruebes las verdaderas delicias del pais saludos¡¡¡¡¡

  425. Theresa Williams on October 2nd, 2011 12:42 pm

    Ton-you make S_ _ t look goo,what can I say,your wordy in a good way and boy! your body has digested some strange things.. LOVE YOU!,yes I know you’ve heard it all..seriously,your the man that makes any culture look good.. Later..Happy travels

  426. Juan/John on October 4th, 2011 6:30 pm

    so well sorry this has nothing to do with the blog you wrote but did not know how to do this. hello to who ever reads this i am 27 dyslectic poet with a bring it on attitude not afraid of experiencing something new, and have an idea for a show that if you love no reservation you would love. will not say any more about it this go’s for not just this but any one who reads this. i believe that to get what you want you have to try every option out there, well there it goes i will come but to this blog and see if any one reply’s thank you.

  427. Really? Why? on October 14th, 2011 7:09 am

    I have always loved your show and I have watched it off and on for a few years. But wow, you are quite the Jackass aren’t you? You have really become full of yourself. I have never been a fan of Paula Deen or Rachel Ray, but you were an asshole and talking shit about their cooking and Americans. I forget you have now married an Italian, you are better now huh? It is funny that you talk about Americans being fat and going to the grave, yet you are drinking, smoking and eating yourself into the grave by the looks of it! Have you had your cholesterol checked lately?
    Your being a Jackass has really ruined watching the show for me. I hate arrogant people like you!

  428. Linda McClure on October 20th, 2011 11:22 am

    Ok, I have to apologize. Every time I see you eat bone marrow I would make this face and think to myself “how utterly disgusting”. Well, we went to the Purple Pig here in Chicago, and by mistake, ordered bone marrow as an appetizer. (Note: I wasn’t in charge of ordering-LOL). I have to say, I was curious. Words CANNOT describe how unbelievably delicious. I like warm bread with butter, it’s my favorite part of my meal. But this, this was to die for! I now understand. If you ever come to Chicago, my new recommendation would be the Purple Pig. Everything pork. I am considering myself a convert – however, I’m still drawing the line at organ meat. Unless it’s my mom’s beef liver. :) Have a great day!

  429. Randall Creek on October 21st, 2011 11:48 am


    Love your show. Really like it when you stay local too. I think more people are becoming diversified in their eating habits with the food revolution. People need to know whats next door to them that they may be missing. What better outlet for them than your show. You should definitely come to Houston. If you ever want a cultural explosion in your mouth…Houston is the place. Nothing like grid lock traffic and a roach coach on every corner. The dirtier the better…right!

  430. whopper on October 26th, 2011 1:38 pm

    Thanks for the new york show of old Manhatten eateries. Have been a new york transplant to KS and brings back alot of good memories. Like the relaxed hometown feel you provided. With parents from New York also it was very realistic.

    Nothing in the country can compare to East coast ethnic food eateries.

  431. Joe on November 2nd, 2011 1:18 pm

    Hello and thank you for doing what you do. I recently ate at a resturant at 1849 2nd st. in Highland Park Illinois 60035 called Benjamin’s. I, like all Italians, love food and I know you will enjoy anything on Ben’s menu. If you try it and don’t like it, Maria and I will make it up to you. Thanks again. Be well.


  432. Beckee on November 8th, 2011 7:45 am

    Dear Anthony:

    I watched your Puerto Rico show last night and it was disappointing in character and content. First of all, your constant expletives explain the “discretiion advice may not be suitable for children” after each program interruption was appalling. I thought this type of programming was a family show. Anyone tuning in with any measure of concern for family values roils had change channels! A disservice to what you were trying to conveyed. I grew up in Puerto Rico, lived there for 17 yrs, and there is do much more about Puerto Rico than roasted pigs, mofongo, and Jacinto’s beach hole and of course sofrito! You also portrayed the filthiest and poorest parts of the island! Puerto Rico is full of culture, beauty, Spanish heritage, exotic cuisine and above all humility. That is the only key portrayal of your show that Puerto Ricans are humble and kind. It is not necessary to showcase the touristic spots of any place to show the best of the rest! But to pick the poorest spots and make fun of your hosts is not my cup of tea. Next time you visit Puerto Rico go to Guajataca, one of the best oceanic sights in the world and have a piragua and patelillo while admiring the tunnel carved thru the open mountain and the exquisite and one of a kind most beautiful beaches of the world. Visit my hometown of Quebradillas, which Guajataca is our pride, and eat alcapurrias at a kiosk in la plazita by the alcaldia. Take a stroll to the legendary Liberty Theater where cultural plays and concerts educated and entertained our people. Visit El Museo de Ponce to marvel at one of the greatest collections of art of the Hemisphere, visit Serralles Castle and Haciendas. Go to the Institute of Puerto Rican culture to find out what really Puerto Ricans are all about, our pride in our culture; our Spaniard heritage; our endurance to subjugation and exploitation, our fight to assimilation and our determination to upheld our rights as a unique country despite the Goliath’s political efforts to marginalization. Our people and our country will never prosper economically, globally, and politically as long as there is free trade is restricted by the USA, as long as Puerto Rico remains a
    colony and as long as the world ignores and demeans our country!

  433. Simon on November 10th, 2011 3:30 pm

    TONY!…..You have turned into a Rocco DeSpirito clone! Hangin’ on TV (sic) no less, with Andy (let’s go dumpster diving)ZumYum! Sorry, Voltaire or Mario you ain’t!

  434. Peter on November 10th, 2011 5:35 pm

    Hey Tony, love your show and looking forward to The Layover. Love the humor too …. my kind of stuff.

    Wish you would come to the Lowell, MA area. Zimmern did but only stopped at one vietnamese place. So many other good places around. If you ever are, please look up the good folks/owners (The Furtados … Jimmy is a BIG fan of yours as well)at Scola’s in Dracut. Also form the Azores
    I’m a big Bombay Sapphire fan as well …. could probably be a good sidekick for you in that area.

    Please keep doing the show and thanks for the fun.


  435. Caitlyn on November 15th, 2011 11:05 am

    Hi Anthony,
    First off, thank you for being the only educated, creative and well documented show on the Travel Channel. I just was on the Travel Channel website voicing my concerns of the lack of compelling and stimulating shows on the network. Between Adam Richman’s man-boy personality, Andrew Zimmern’s clueless and ignorant nature when traveling and experiencing different cultures (not to mention the man is revolting)and the countless other male voices that make up the Travel Channel’s DNA, there is not one educated, cultured and creative woman making an appearance and a statement. Samantha Brown (what the hell even happened to her?) was a close shot, but to be honest she was a bit too hoytey toyte for the average woman. I am not a feminist, nor would I ever be, but wouldn’t it be nice to see a confident, creative and compelling woman traveling the globe? A female Bourdain? Is she out there? Because I, and millions of other men and women would tune in.

  436. Leonardo Giraud on November 15th, 2011 11:03 pm

    Anthony I just want to say you are very good drinking during your programs I almost can´t notice you really enjoy to get boozed on TV

  437. dan velescu on November 18th, 2011 1:37 am

    please when you visiy ROMANIA get a romanian guide tour. not a russian drunk.Check ‘HISTORY CHANEL’ to see how much damage russians did to my country decades ago and even now with you.Romania its a beautifull country and you need to know the culinary traditions by the romanians ,not by drunk polemic russian

  438. Ngawang Tsering on November 24th, 2011 4:32 pm

    Hello anthony I m big fan of you N I watch all travel program. Even u went in Tibet all the other countries N now I want u to go in Nepal please if u need help then I m always there 4 u Tony. My name is Ngawang Tsering , I was born in tibet N grew up in nepal now I m in NEWYORk . Even u want me to show u Nepal food in NEWYORk then there is lots of Nepali restaurant in queens. In Nepal there r so many cast people living there so they all eat different types of foods. So my no 718 8646060. So u can call any time, Anthony please represent Nepali food for me.

  439. Charlie on November 27th, 2011 12:04 pm

    It is November 27, 2011 and I just watched your No Reservations – Azores episode. It flooded my memories of being in the Azores in 1996 for a week do to wind not allowing our F-16 fighters to take off. Nothing brings people together like being stuck on an island. What a time we had great food, drink, and bowling. Hope you had a chance to see the rope made of whale penis. Needless to say, it was a big rope.

  440. Ricardo De Freitas on November 28th, 2011 2:36 am

    When will you go to Madeira to do one of your show’s next to the Azores?

  441. Daniela Carrara on November 28th, 2011 2:16 pm

    Hi Anthony. My nome is Daniela and love your show!
    When you come to record here in Brazil?
    You have many fans here.
    Best regards from Brazil!!

  442. Roberto on November 29th, 2011 7:27 pm

    Hi Anthony,
    i see the episode on the german chanel DMAX when you was in Venice. Please next time you are here, take a visit to CHIOGGIA (near Venice). Here you can eat the real best and fresh fish from the Adria.
    Have you see an big fishing ships in Venice? No, because all the venice fish come from CHIOGGIA.

    Best regards

    Roberto L. De Chiara

  443. wade cahill on December 1st, 2011 8:59 pm

    dear Anthony,
    My family and i have watched almost all your No Reservations episodes. I wish you would one day come to Sydney Australia and see this super country, take in some of the worlds best scenery and try out some of our aussie tucker. We would be honoured for you to come over and meet us and you and your staff will be treated like loyalty, thats a promise. we have a diverse multicultural community and some great places and even greater range of food for you to taste. Please consider my invitation and on behalf of my aussie friends and i we would love for you to come over.

    thanking you

    wade cahill

  444. wade cahill on December 1st, 2011 9:04 pm

    dear Anthony,
    My family and i have watched almost all your No Reservations episodes. I wish you would one day come to Sydney Australia and see this super country, take in some of the worlds best scenery and try out some of our aussie tucker. We would be honoured for you to come over and meet us and you and your staff will be treated like Royalty, thats a promise. we have a diverse multicultural community and some great places and even greater range of food for you to taste. Please consider my invitation and on behalf of my aussie friends and i we would love for you to come over.

    thanking you

    wade cahill

  445. Ted Foscolo on December 5th, 2011 12:55 pm

    Dear Tony,

    My brother is a Food Law attorney and he and I are close in the kitchen. I owned a magazine on the east end of Long Island, and wrote a recipe for each issue and then published a compilation of the recipes in a book. Very into food and I find your show a real gas, just love it. My brother posted a piece on his blog about a fellow that is raising geese in Spain into award winning foie gras, naturally not force fed. I am not one of those nuts that worry about how foie gras is produced. I feel very comfortable of having Dominion over all creatures. It is just a very spiritual way to go about producing one of my favorite foods. I am attaching the piece – would love to see you do a piece on this and in general on sustained farming and the smaller producers. My brother represents a chef that raises pigs, in New Jersey – the Mangalista, an Austrian hog, free ranged and finished before slaughter with barley. Bro and I cure the jowls and bellies into the most amazing flavored fat you have ever tasted – it’s friggin sick.

    here’s the link

    Also take a look at my brother blog as well –

    Thank you for your time – All the Best!!

    ted foscolo

  446. André on December 7th, 2011 6:05 pm

    From what i heard you visited Azores and Lisbon… you forgot north of Portugal… Porto, Vila Real… “True” bifana, FRANCESINHA, Cozido, tripas a moda do Porto…

  447. guilherme on December 9th, 2011 11:36 am

    Hi.Im a portuguese person and i now
    last decembre Anthony Bourdain went to Lisbon, Portugal. I now that you been in azores and lisbon now. I m great for that, but a thing you (anthony) realy not now about the deep portugal. Do you meet ALENTEJO ???? Where you can eat some “JAVALI” cocked by hunters:::: and the olive fruit who is made oil :)
    And Douro??? …where is maked the Oporto wine, by popular people. And ALGARVE where the beach and the night is relly something.
    I m really intresested to bring you to here again. like 2013 :) .
    By Guilherme
    Portugal forever

  448. Col. Chumley on December 12th, 2011 11:27 pm

    I am watching the Christmas show…what is this underlying theme…it sucks! With all the places in the world you can visit that have that old holiday spirit and winter lights???
    Gunther Less would not have been proud

  449. Doug on December 13th, 2011 11:03 pm

    This week’s show sucks! Enough of the drama about your family who cares I have my own problems. Go eat some good food and get drunk!! If that does not work shoot a pig! Back to basics travel eat good food get drunk…. email me if you want more advice.

  450. Franck Manata on December 14th, 2011 7:07 pm

    Prezado Anthony, vendo a um programa que se passava no canal à cabo TLC (transmitido pela empresa Net),em 14/12/11 às 20:00h, onde você comia uma feijoada e bebia uma cachaça, teceu em “off”, que o estado de MINAS GERAIS é um lugar muito pobre. Gostaria de convida-lo a conhecer o terceiro estado em arrecadação, berço da política nacional, transpira tradição por todos os cantos, povo com sotaque diferenciado, comida das mais interessantes, mulheres lindissimas, montanhas e cachoeiras espetaculares, industrias atuantes. Apesar de infelizmente termos regiões miseráveis, MINAS GERAIS é muito mais. Um forte abraço. 553191255700

    Dear Anthony, seeing a program that was going on cable channel TLC (transmitted by the company Net) on 14/12/11 at 20:00 where you ate paella and drank rum, wove in “off”, which the state of Minas Gerais is a very poor place. I would like to invite you to visit the third state in revenue, the cradle of national policy, exudes tradition everywhere, people with different accents, food of the most interesting, beautiful women, spectacular mountains and waterfalls, active industries. Although sadly wretched regions terms, Minas Gerais and more. A big hug. 553191255700

  451. Kevin Harbison on December 21st, 2011 9:06 am

    Come back to POST WAR Sri Lanka!

    Why you may ask?

    Less menacing guys with guns, cities and towns open for the first time in 30 years, breath taking up country locations, amazing food, people and…..

    I am now here!

    PS. You were right about the crows in 07…what a pain in the @#$!

  452. weston byrd on December 23rd, 2011 7:11 am

    Don’t lie. that shark suit can fit better.

  453. Stephen T. on January 1st, 2012 12:35 pm

    My name is Stephen T., me and A friend are planning on going to France. There is no one better in my eyes that I would want to ask more then Anthony Bourdain about the best places to go eat, drink and enjoy in France. If there is anyway possible for either Mr. Anthony, to suggest places and things to do, that would be great!
    I am totally open to anyone throwing suggestions my way of things to do in France.
    By the way, I am a cook who enjoys culture of all kinds and adventures of all kinds.
    Thank You

  454. Linman on January 5th, 2012 8:48 pm

    If you want to know about finnish foodculture on westcost contact or +358 50 527 8853

    In the same neighborhood lives some South- or North Carolina people

  455. Arthur on January 6th, 2012 6:57 pm

    Hey Tonny, how are you?
    Well, first of all, i wanted to say that i’ve just watched your episode in São Paulo and i got really upset and angry about what u said about Minas Gerais. First, nobody here eats testicles, this way a huge mistake. And the seccond Minas Gerais is definitely not a poor state, we are the third richest economy in Brazil. I’m going to tell you where you should have gone, the place which has the best food in Brazil. Minas Gerais and Rio Grande do Sul. Just for take notice, if you ask a “paulista” which is the tipical food of their state they’ll say pizza, and more, they’ll ,like most of brazilians say, that Minas Gerais has the best food ever! I know that isn’t your falt, i belive that you ware told about this from someone uninformed. To finish i’d like to thank you for your serie, and sorry about my english.

  456. Benjamin Brandao on January 7th, 2012 2:47 pm

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  457. Doug Pape on January 10th, 2012 9:41 am

    M. Bourdain,
    You are formally invited to my next Hungarian BBQ in North Jersey. Let us know when your in the area. I’ll fire up the cauldron for Gulyas and we will roast szalonna. Fire. Food. Wine.

  458. Ninoshka on January 10th, 2012 1:14 pm

    Tonny uno de mis programas preferidos es el tuyo,por varias razones:lo encuentro interesante,me gusta mucho la comida y tu eres estupendo…lamento no haber podido estar en alguno de esos lugares que recorriste de mi Chile querido porque creo que te hubiera sorprendido con un abrazo enorme y un beso.Te seguiré por Tv y algún día quizá logre conocerte en persona.

  459. Joanne on January 13th, 2012 9:50 am

    hi Mr. Anthony Bourdain, i’ve been a fan of yours since i watch your shows every thursday. All of that episodes was really been great mostly when you visited our country Philippines. I really wanted your show because that’s my dream to travel and explore the different culture of food and also to expand and learn more about cooking foods too. I hope you will visit again our country so that i can meet you personally.
    Reading your article makes me more inspired in cooking and also i feel that i’m in that country too.
    I’m thankful that you have this kind of show.
    More power to your succeeding show..


  460. Dede Lowery on January 17th, 2012 12:32 pm

    Bourdain I will no longer watch or buy anythingwith your name on it, your criticism of other cooks and chefs is despicable. Where do you get off criticizing anyone you’re a lush a f***ing
    alcoholic who eats fat and butter and meat to the point of being grotesque. I have seen you try to cook or attempt to cook on your show which you seem quite inept at, are you really a chef? all I have ever seen is you is drinking to a stupor and stuffing your face with high fat foods that the average person can’t afford and wouldn’t spend their hard earned money on even if they could. You are a mean spirited jackass.Get off the tv we don’t want you!!!!!!

  461. john abaray on January 17th, 2012 1:49 pm

    Tony how r u i;m a culinary atrs instructor in mass. workred down i P-TOWN from 1974-1980 whered did u work i was broiler cok at the MOORS RESTAURANT still have many friends down there now live in NEW BEFORD have a chance come and check out the PORTUGESE FOOD HERE awesome thanks John Abaray

  462. dex on January 17th, 2012 4:07 pm

    You are a hypocrite!!!!!! Just read another one of your remarks on Paula Dean. You are such a joke talking about a lady who cooks comfort food. You made her out to be the devil. Who cares if she makes food that is fatty and has suger in it. I have watched her show and i dont think she has ever said eat my food everyday and you will be the piller of health. Its funny that you say she is so dangerous, I think you are.I just read your Bio 2 pac cig smoker, heavy drinker and former coke head. Nice you are a piller of health!!!

  463. becky taylor on January 18th, 2012 1:29 am

    Hey… I watch you and only you then I saw your insult to paula deen…….we all have our vises….. YOURS are drinking and smoking….

  464. Troy on January 18th, 2012 11:25 am

    Anthony Bourdain you should really watch what you say about people that are your piers. Paula Dean for example her medical condition could be hereditary and can not help what happens. You could come up with a medical condition and you would not like when some knocks you for what you have so wake up and smell the coffee. You sir need to have your program pulled off the air, things happen to people and it comes back to bite the person who has an opinion about those individuals by ten folds take heed it will happen to you.

  465. Beverley Strahl on January 18th, 2012 12:34 pm

    I don’t usually do this but felt it necessary. I’m not sure who you think you are or why you feel you are SO important as to verbally attack Paula or anyone else for that matter. Stick to what you know and not the business of others. Everyone has a past, present and future. Karma does exist and those that go around shooting off their uneducated mouths are usually the ones looking really dumb in the end. Get a life buddy and stop trying to increase your popularity by hurting others. Grow up.

  466. Sue on January 18th, 2012 1:19 pm

    I simply do not care for your attitude. Yes, you travel around the world and eat exotic foods…great, how about doing a little more to help the kids/people from the countries you visit while you dine on their local foods. You have time to throw insult and sarcasm but do you have time to help with the bigger picture? Amazing what the world would put on your “plate” if you were part of the solution….

  467. Lori Wood Stowell on January 18th, 2012 1:44 pm

    I think you’re a TOTAL ASSHOLE!

  468. P. Thomas on January 18th, 2012 2:19 pm

    Why is this dickhead still on TV? He swoons over and propagandizes about all things pork which isn’t much different than Paula Deen and her cuisine. If I ate according to his standard of food I would have died a LONG time ago. She is at least a bit more hospitable and gracious than his stupid ass.

  469. Diane Hale on January 18th, 2012 4:35 pm

    What the hell did Paula Dean ever do to you? Go pick on murderers, rapist, child molesters or gang members. Maybe even a politician. All Paula’s trying to do is make a living for her and her family! No, I don’t make the dishes from her shows, but I enjoy watching her. I’m smart enough to know if I ate all that food all the time, it would be very bad for me, but I know better. I’m able to think for myself. I don’t need you or the government telling me what to eat! I think she’s a beautiful person who struggeled in life and made something out of herself! I also think she’s entertaining.

    You are what they call a “Bully!”

    Diane Hale from Texas

  470. Dan on January 18th, 2012 4:54 pm

    Hey Anthony,
    I’ve followed you for a few years and never would have figured you for a hypocrite, but there you go. So, yeah, Paula Dean chose/chooses to live and eat differently than you do. Yet I don’t hear her criticizing what you (or anyone else for that matter) eat, drink, smoke or otherwise do to your body. Seriously, get some class.

  471. Patty on January 18th, 2012 5:57 pm

    You’re a SMOKER, Anthony…. You buy cigarettes from Trillionaires who own Tobacco company. You’re jealous of Paula Deen!!! Leave her alone, you hypocrite!!!!

  472. Anita Lord on January 18th, 2012 6:51 pm

    Dear Anthony,

    Loved your gutsy response to Paula Deen’s superficial approach to diet and diabetes. I’m so lucky to have grown up Italian with European sensibilities about food. I am so proud of my heritage. We all have heard the jokes about Italians not being good at war or politics. They let Fascism and Germans roll over them with a shrug. No government protests, no political persuasions. What I think is a hoot is that in all the years of their existence, the most disruptive protest came five years ago when greedy produce distributors tried to introduce genetically engineered manufacturing to the country. This caused riots, street fights, arrests, rock throwing, demonstrations, protests, — like never before! The message being, you can mess with our politics, our government, but do NOT mess with our food!

    Not for public. Paula Deen is not a chef. She is a joke. I have always hated her food, her manner, her quest for fame with a passion. She claims the ADA supports her diabetes website but admits getting paid big bucks from the drug lords.

    Anthony, my five year old granddaughter was just diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes despite her great nutrition, and organic heritage. I am so pissed at Paula and so proud of you for having the nuts to say what’s true.

    As for “No Reservations” the writing is superb. I too, am a writer and love how you approach the topics. (Grew up in the 60′s.) Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Anthony

    Anita Liana Cecelia Lord

  473. Hai on January 18th, 2012 7:57 pm

    I just saw the Kurdistan episode. Do I have a place you can visit! You are trained enough for this place. It is beautiful, interesting food preparation, colorful, a bit dangerous and definitely fascinating. I have been living here for 13 years and it never ceases to amaze me. Interested? It starts with the letter G and it is not Guyana which also fascinating. Contact me. Hai

  474. JUDY HOUSTON on January 18th, 2012 9:45 pm


  475. Dr. Alice Clearman Fusco on January 18th, 2012 11:59 pm

    You are CORRECT about Paula Deen. She IS killing people. She IS the most dangerous person in America. The “food” she cooks is revolting, dangerous, and it’s breathtaking that she has a SHOW while we are in the grips of obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemics! WHAT GIVES?!

    My mother is from south Georgia. She NEVER served that kind of rubbish. She always cooked healthy, DELICIOUS foods – low fat, fresh ingredients, and very little sugar. She grew up on a farm and that is how they ate. I don’t know WHERE Deen got her recipes but I’m just waiting for her first miocardial infarct.

    BRAVO, Chef Bourdain! Merci!

  476. Troy Homan on January 19th, 2012 11:34 am

    Funny how Bourdain – rips Paula Dean – then has shows on TV- about drinking in excess- hangovers – and a really great image he portraits-look in the mirror bourdain… when i see you on a show i change the channel.


  477. debra on January 19th, 2012 11:57 am

    anthony, you have been aweful harsh to the mistakes of a sister in the spirit. as if you haven’t made you own. were you sandblasted as such when you had to make the decision to become a,friend of Bill’s? and if you were how did it feel? Paula was just trying to make it, as were you. do you not believe that your actions affected some millions of viewers also? becuase i have watched you then and now. Paula has a disease of mind and body and soul just as yourself. Matthew 7:3. i read it daily to remind myself of Rule 62.

  478. Bob on January 19th, 2012 11:42 pm

    love your show… wont miss it

  479. Cory on January 22nd, 2012 9:11 am

    I just read your rant about Paula Deens new endorsement if a diabetes drug. The food she prepares that is enjoyed by millions is by far the most enjoyable I’ve ever prepared and or tried. You of all people should not be critiquing her on the lack of health in her recipes. To say she should endorse a vegetable is the equivalent of a life long alcoholic saying you should endorse a rehab center or the nicotine patch. I would heap my plate with fried food from any of her books before putting one spoonful of something from your book that most people can’t even pronounce in its place, and that is after being fortunate enough to try food from all over the spectrum. You should put down the cigarettes and bottle before another chef

  480. Bob Bordaindisliker on January 22nd, 2012 11:47 am

    Mr Bordain,
    You sir, are a pompous ass. If you don’t have anything nice to say to your fellow chefs, you would be better off not saying anything. As regarding you asinine political comments…well…As far as you, no support from me at all. I used to watch your shows, but find you insufferable now. Enjoy them while they last. How I feel right now, I wouldn’t urinate on you even if you were on fire.

  481. Jay on January 22nd, 2012 3:41 pm

    Brooklyn boy, retired chiropractor, gym rat, a decade older than you. Live to eat and drink. Bored and looking for something to do. When a position comes up on your team for anyone non-tech contact me. Jay

  482. Eliane Cristina on January 24th, 2012 2:58 pm

    Mr Bordain.
    I love you very much, always watch your program, you are wonderful … love your work, kisses, kisses……

  483. Emina on January 25th, 2012 12:10 am

    Love your show because of your personality, just bought one of your books…love it.

  484. Marlyn molero on January 25th, 2012 10:44 pm

    Hi anthony, greetings from Venezuela, I love your show, would be great if you could do one on Venezuela, i love the way you are, very authentic, Kises, i hope you can answer me, bye

  485. Joe on January 26th, 2012 10:41 am

    After your comments about Paula Deen, i will never watch you or anything on the network again. Tough guy must be a woman hater

  486. Belinda Rocha on January 26th, 2012 11:08 pm

    Solo queria felicitarte por tu programa, me encanta la forma de transmitir las diferentes culturas culinarias de cada país.

    Saludos desde El Ecuador.

  487. Jaqueline Borjes on February 2nd, 2012 7:41 pm

    Hola! soy de Monterrey, México. Solo quiero felicitar por el programa… me gusta mucho desde hace un año estoy enferma en cama y aunque no me gusta ver tv es de las cosas que hoy me alegran el día. Que hayan mas aventuras por el mundo. GRACIAS

  488. ellswish on February 6th, 2012 12:44 am

    Bourdain, you cocky piece of ….

    anyway, i enjoy these shows you deliver to us. i’m a degenerate drop-out who spent some time as a “server” many years ago. figure i’m about 5 years better than you, though i’ve never done that math. have moved on to better paying adventures long ago. like to keep to myself, i’m a kind of wierdo i guess, now under the thumb of our glorious department of homeland security..oh joy. wtf are they thinking waisting there time with somebody like me ? unfreakinbelievable… your stories are fun and funny, but most enjoyable is them reminding me of my many friends in the kitchen. many thanks. please continue.

  489. Stacy Roy Casey (alias Cooke) on February 6th, 2012 5:53 am

    Just watched the documentary on your 1st selling book – Kitchen Confidential and found it to be educational. I’ve been cooking for 25 years and seem to be losing my flair and passion for food. This is because there are too many fucking connisseurs out there and they all think they can cook – which they can’t. They don’t realise how much pressure is on the chefs in the kitchen. Thanks for showing many hours of enjoyment on cable tv. ps hope to be in NY soon so i can see how you and your chefs work in the kitchen

  490. Debbie on February 24th, 2012 6:09 pm

    Really can’t stand you or your show.

  491. Mario Ugalde on February 25th, 2012 6:11 am


    If you are going to Costa Rica. You are invited mi home and enjoy the best “arroz con pollo” of the world. With “guaro” and “chirrite”. (Both are booze). You can help my wife to make it. Be my guest.

  492. Joe on February 27th, 2012 8:36 pm

    Just saw your show, your working back in your old place for one day… YOU MUST BE OUT OF YOUR MIND TO BE A CHEF !


    I dont hink I could last one night there ,


  493. Tasha on February 28th, 2012 5:38 pm

    I Luv watching the show & how he will say it’s Crap if it is & say’s what many of us are thinking Luv that & ur a tall handsome guy don’t sell ur self short no pun for u that’s me haha & U have a beautiful family & I’m happy for U keep doing what ur doin…:)

  494. Melinda Hodges on February 28th, 2012 10:35 pm

    Anthony, I have watched your show with interest and found it to be refreshingly and sometimes disgustingly interesting. As a southern girl who traveled the world as a military brat, your show is different and I have appreciated it. Regrettably, I have lost respect for you because of your need to be rude to another one of my favorites, Miss Paula Dean. I find it sad and so disappointing that you would be so disrespectful to her. I think that you could have gotten your message across in a kinder way. If she were black and southern and ate all that food, you would probably celebrate her and give a little “talkin” to. I won’t be watching your show unless you apologize to her publicly. The world needs more kindness, not rudeness.

  495. Helen on February 28th, 2012 10:37 pm

    Anthony, re your comments about Paula Deen, wouldn’t you be better off supporting her lifestyle changes and joining a bandwagon on healthier eating rather than slamming her repeatedly? Just saying….

  496. allan on February 29th, 2012 12:52 am

    I love this show a lot really,with the millions of comment here i dont know if he can even read this, maybe he might wanna revisit the philippines again coz he missed a lot when he went there, wow he should have acquired better contacts there, people who really show you the true culture, like maybe someone from a local tv station who will show you around and who knows alot more than a guy who just been there for a week. he missed bagnet from ilocos, longganisa from quezon,pinapaitan from the north and ofcourse the famous milk fish in dagupan,havent tried dinuguan dish,menudo, i mean theres more than that to that episode, way more than that.

  497. rachael on February 29th, 2012 12:48 pm

    you SUCK!!!! BUT ONLY BECAUSE YOU DOWN TALK PAULA DEEN. food is a beatiful thing and i love to cook. but a true chef can make any kind of food and make it as fatty as they want. its all about EATING it in moderation… you are supposedly a great chef so be just that and stop worrying about PAULA DEEN!!!she has too many fans and you cant change that no matter how much you put her down. to try to get the camera on yourself…you said paula used her diabetes to SELL, well, most of us didnt even know who you were until your feud with paula, so it looks to me like you’re “ridin in on her coat tails” if you are as great of a chef as you claim, then let your FOOD make you famous and not your FEUD!!!! just a thought from a fan of GREAT food…..

  498. Jak Klinikowski on February 29th, 2012 6:48 pm

    You repugnant ASSHOLE! You’re NOT funny, you’re NOT interesting and you’re a GOD AWFUL Chef. I hope that spot on your lungs finishes you off…GO PAULA!!!!!!!

  499. Alvaro on March 7th, 2012 10:08 pm

    I really love this tv program xD im watching it right now

  500. frank reagan on March 10th, 2012 1:33 am

    it is funny that you rip other peoples eating habits. you love to eat pork bellies, steak, bone morrow and you drink like a fish, the only thing that you have done that is good for yourself is that you quit smoking. maybe you should look in the mirror.

  501. Linda on March 18th, 2012 6:02 pm

    Have watched you on TV and used to be amused viewing your shows. Saw you in person at a ‘meet and greet’…and that’s where it ended. YOU are a loser trying to disguise yourself as a ‘professional chef’. Have another beer Anthony and try to elevate your short slimy self with those creepy cowboy boots. Wow. Last I will ever see, read or write to you. Loser. I feel sorry for your family.

  502. Sherri Hellwig on March 19th, 2012 3:08 pm

    I won’t be watching Anthony Bourdain’s show anymore. The crass remark about “Whitney Houston smoking the crack pipe” was absolutely unnecessary. No, I am not one of her fans, but I feel for her family and friends that had to live the nightmare of drug addiction right along side of her. It’s heartbreaking to watch someone you love dearly jump off a cliff. So I will not be watching his show anymore and I hope that someone would do more than slap his hand. There is much better programming out there.

  503. Michelle on April 6th, 2012 4:14 pm

    I really hope you decide to come back to Beirut. It’s a shame you didn’t get to experience the amazing food here in 2006 when all the s**t happened. It’s not only about the food (and how amazing it is), but the variety, the passion behind it (which is the only thing that really unites people here no matter gender, poor, rich, religion or political differences), the taste, the art in the making…

    Coming to Lebanon to eat is really is a must -do before you die thing. Hope we’ll see you here!

  504. Gerri Matlin on April 6th, 2012 5:19 pm

    Mr. Bourdain, As you may have noted many people are upset with you over your comments about Paula Dean. I sir am upset with you over you cooking. I am a diabetic woman and if I consumed any of your dishes you cook I would be in a diabetic coma. Your food sucks and I pray that in your travels that you should not encounter a deadly toxin in the crap you consume and become ill because of it. Paula Dean has owned up to the diabetes but its not FAT and Bacon or Meat that causes diabetes: Its CARBOHYDRATES and STARCHES. And your food is full of them. For myself sir I choose Paula’s Bacon and Eggs smothered in FAT over your crap. In conclusion sir please clean up your dirty vices such as smoking and drinking before you comment any further on anyone else.
    In a final word I will echo the others:

    YOU SUCK !!! Sincerely Gerri…

  505. andres segura on April 10th, 2012 4:02 pm


    I would really like to invite the staff of the “TLC” channel and the Chef Anthony to visit Costa Rica

  506. Amanda on April 11th, 2012 4:32 pm

    So I have watched your show for years, I mean I love your show, you get so much insight to the places you go to, the culture, history, everything. Due to the fact of you being a complete arrogant prick, saying that Paula Dean is this and that, such a horrible greedy woman because she is a diabetic and promotes fatty foods, is ridiculous. I would LOVE to see you on a campaign to say that smoking is bad for you, oh wait you couldn’t because you smoked so much in your life that I’m sure your kidneys, your heart, and liver and every single fucking organ you do have, are all brown and disgusting, probably worse off then Paula Deans. So before you go off bashing people for actually having skills in life, yeah the woman can cook, she is from the SOUTH, the south is known for COMFORT FOOD, get the fuck over it, I know it takes a real man to read a fucking script and to starve himself to eat some baby lizards that day. I always defended you and your show, defended on how much of an egotistical douche bag that you are, but now, I see that you really are all of those things. You should be fucking ashamed of yourself, my father is a diabetic and he doesn’t eat none of those things but he still is a diabetic, leave the woman alone and worry about your show that is going down the drain, both of them.

  507. Shelly Merlin on April 14th, 2012 11:31 pm

    Man, I would really like to be your road dog when you go on locations. I’ve cooked with the big dogs,but you are the shit bro. If you’d have me, I,m totally serious, trained in French cuisine. Now I dabble in Vietnamese,Latino,& American

  508. Heide H. on April 19th, 2012 6:59 pm


    I recently saw you on Turner Classic Movies, guest programming with the wonderful Robert Osborne.

    Just had to say a huge THANK YOU for introducing me to “Withnail & I”, it’s my new favorite! “Les Yeux Sans Visage” also rocked.

    It was fun seeing you as a guest, you were very endearing and lovely to Mr. Osborne, who seemed just as thrilled to be spending time with you! I love it when two of my favorite people get together.

    (inside joke for us Withnail heads)

    - Heide

  509. Dave Wellman on April 26th, 2012 4:06 pm

    Dear Anthony,
    I just caught the ‘Croatia’ episode of NR (hey! – I work nights and don’t have a regular time schedule – OK?), and I wanted to congratulate you on what I consider to be your gutsy decision to include footage of yourself passing out from overindulgence. Seriously, in these PC times, it would have been all too easy to second guess yourself and edit out something like that, but you chose to make a statement (i.e., it’s no sin to enjoy yourself or to occasionally display some vulnerability), and for that, I thought kudos were due.
    Keep up the great work.

  510. Virginia Hanley on May 8th, 2012 11:40 am

    Dear Anthony,
    I noticed your article on the Integratron in California (near giant rock/joshua tree).
    My grandmother lived in Yucca Valley and followed the builder/ George Van Tassel back in the 70′s.
    my brother and sister took a trip out there with me to trace her steps in 1998. we met George van tassels brother who helped him build the structure as well as his grandson. they gave us a private tour. we tried filming our tour but it seemingly turned to snow when we tried to watch it afterwards. the film was fine up until we crossed the threshold and then once we left, the film started back up again. we have an original manuscript of Vantassels book (when stars look down) but our manuscript has two more chapters that were not published. the owner of vantassels books and other literature was not happy when I told him I had it and was showing it to people. we thought it was my grandmothers writing but vantassels brother looked at it and thinks it was George’s handwriting. anyway, there is a great story behind this building, including the man who died under Giant Rock (he made his home underneath the rock). the next time you come to Miami, let me know. I live in downtown and would like to show you some hidden treasures for FOOD.
    I’m a foodie and a drinkie and watch your show ALL the time.

  511. Siena Mulroney on May 18th, 2012 5:55 pm

    Anthony hello, I love your show is really good and entertaining, I love the sarcastic sense you give to things when you do not like, I tend to be the same … You should just look around again for Nicaragua there are many things you could not see and are really interesting, the food here is very typical and flavorful, you never know how good it tastes until you accompany it with a good beer … Well much success and always stick to your program is great … Take care, see you in Nicaragua a small and humble but very beautiful ..

  512. evelyn b on June 22nd, 2012 5:37 pm

    I really enjoy your show it is “excelente” for the soul. I wish one day you would come to EL SALVADOR and enjoy the richness and exoticness of the cuisine. Thanks for the great job you do and inspiring others to explore the culinary world.

  513. Beryl Furman on June 24th, 2012 12:28 pm

    hi Anthony!
    last time I watched your program was about two years ago. It made me write some words to you and so it happens again! First of all I cannot believe you are such a schmock! So unethincal as one can imagine. You could be called “juntti” in Finland, my country and the country you are going to visit. the country of “junntis”. The word means a welthy but uneducated person. HOW CAN YOU ALLOW TO COOMBINE THE WORD ARISTROCRATHY TO FOIE GRAS?! Foie gras is the most barbarian of all the barbarian foods you enjoy and present in a positive manner.
    How can you be a Jew like me? How can anyhthing combine us?
    Secondly you encourage people to drink, which is abig problem all over the world and especsially in Finland, and you even use the most unecological plastic mugs!
    Is it so that your head is small, but what you have in your pants is big? Is it that you want to represent?
    Please do start with some thinking. A grown up person should enjoy taking response of the things he does, and which he he is aware of in the world and which he deals with.
    You can find me in the google, in case you want to meet me while visiting my country. Grow up!
    You are very charnming. Why is your attitude and manners the opposite. I’m shocked!

  514. Marc on June 27th, 2012 4:17 pm

    sorry to say, but you are foremost and above all, in my mind, a self-promoting, empty culinary suit, with very sub-par professional credentials and a woefully lacking resume. Tell me which reputable joint would hire you?… You have never caught my attention (let alone impressed me) with your culinary imagination. Have you ever surprised yourself, stretched yourself, be imaginative? All that said, I must admit that do really like you,nevertheless, because you do not take yourself seriously, like everyone else does on the travel/food channels which you are shamelessly exploiting and catering to. Try to find a new direction/spin… a more REAL approach.
    Best wishes, Antoine!

  515. Bill Green on June 28th, 2012 2:09 pm

    Paula was proactive about changing, now that schlub Anthony Bourdain should be just as proactive and stop smoking. He’s a hypocrite

  516. SAM on July 3rd, 2012 8:10 pm

    Hello, my name is Sâmara and I saw your program made ​​in Brazil, in Sao Paulo. You said that” Brazil has the gift of leaving work and mess around” which left angry. The Brazilian people working and it works. But what made ​​me even angrier was the stew in a black house of Minas Gerais. You said that MG is a region miserable. You make a program that is then transmitted to the whole world know what you’re saying. Minas Gerais has rather poor regions, as St. Paul or any part of the world …. country like yours, for example. Please, next time you want to talk about a place, study and talk mesnos silly. Yeah, I’m from Minas Gerais. Mining. With pride and to be quite ironic, here there is no snake in the middle of the street, or lion (but you should know that these animals do not exist in my country). I like your program but I deeply annoyed by this episode. I believe happens in other countries the same. Sincerely, Sâmara (formed in college because Brazil is not only illiterate, ignorant, white source that does not matter because in Brazil, being born here is simply to open the Brazilian and Brazil to show you the truth without this false ”hubba hubba” who likes to show on television.)

    Olá, meu nome é Sâmara e vi seu programa feito no Brasil, na cidade de São Paulo. Você disse que ”brasileiro tem dom de sair do trabalho e ficar à toa” o que deixou irritada. O povo brasileiro trabalha e trabalha muito. Porém o que me deixou ainda mais irritada foi a Feijoada na casa de uma negra do Estado de Minas Gerais. Você afirmou que MG é uma região miserável. Você faz um programa que é transmitido ao mundo todo então saiba o que está dizendo. Minas Gerais tem sim regiões pobres, assim como São Paulo ou qualquer região do mundo….de países como o seu, por exemplo. Por favor, da proxima vez quiser falar de um lugar, estude e fale mesnos bobeira. É, sou de Minas Gerais. Mineira. Com orgulho e pra ser bem ironica, aqui não tem cobra no meio da rua, nem leao (mas você não deve saber que esse tipo de animal nem existe no meu país). Eu gosto do seu programa, mas me irritei profundamente com esse episódio. Acredito em outros paises aconteça o mesmo. Atenciosamente, Sâmara Belani (formada em curso superior porque o Brasil não tem só analfabeto e ignorante, branca de origem que não interessa por que no Brasil, ao se nascer aqui é simplesmente brasileiro e aberta a te mostrar o Brasil de verdade sem esse falso ”oba oba” que se gosta de mostrar na televisão.)

  517. Victoria on July 6th, 2012 11:59 am

    I’ve been watching No Reservations for years and his new show Layover is just as good- really cool concept. I just came across this awesome article from Hamptons Magazine about Bourdain and French chef Eric Ripert- anyone else surprised this is Bourdain’s first summer in the Hamptons? It’s a good read- check it out!

  518. Bruce on July 9th, 2012 10:33 pm

    Dear Tony:

    Just watched your show on Venice, which is the best one I’ve seen to date. You’re a piece of s**t, because you’re luring me out of an insulating caustic cynicism by reminding me that there are still parts of the world that are authentic, human, and made to be savored.

    Keep up the good work, man.

  519. Chef Rodrigo Anunciato on July 16th, 2012 10:45 pm

    Dear Anthony,

    When you come again to Brazil, you have to go into my city, Santos, Sao Paulo, to try one of ours gigantic sandwiches prepared at Beach Av. A perfect combination of chicken, cheese, bacon (too much bacon), corn, mayonaise, potatoes, all joined by melted Catupiry (Brazilian cream cheese). I think you’ll love it. And if you have some time, speak for my students at the gastronomy classes where I teach. I’ve made CIA at Hyde Park, too. Great hug!

  520. Kowalski on July 31st, 2012 4:57 pm

    I can not think of other reasons not to visit Poland but only personal. I know, I know You had maybe a bitter relationship with some polish girl or else. Is it realy a reason enough not to go to the world capital of kielbasa?

    Maybe, if You come here, You will discover that the real polish quisine is not made of pierogi and vodka (this is only the poor-mans kitchen and was spread around the world with the polish emigrants – mostly hicks) but venison, sweetwater fish, mushrooms and pork.

    There is a thing which is very unique: polish christmas. Every home has his own tradition. This is inprinted in the memory of each polish women and men so that after some got into a relationship often they can not agree what to prepare for this holiday.

    You can discover the diversity of the poles by examining their christmas dishes. By the way there are allways 12 of them. In every house! Be a man Mr. Bourdain and go already! I dare You

  521. Marcos flor on August 14th, 2012 10:01 pm

    Biene a Ecuador y no v al Oriente ni a Esmeraldas

  522. Dunnya Brown on August 14th, 2012 10:38 pm

    Hey Anthony

    I just watched your program on Ecuador. To be honest I dont think it does justice to Ecuadorian food or scenery. I dont know who you contacts here were but they seemed to know as much about Ecuadorian food as – the average Eskimo. What you saw and ate are in no way what real Ecaudorian food is about. You can’t claim that you’ve been to Ecuador if you didn’t try “hornado” or many other dishes that are the true Ecudorian traditional food. Maybe 1% of the population here have eaten “nerve soup” or cow fetus broth, and probably only because they are in some kind of ascetic religious order, or masochists.

    I wish I had the oportunity to show you the real Ecuador and our true gastronomy. You should go to the Galapagos and try the lobster ceviche, which is properly traditional. I’ve never even heard of anyone putting ketchup on encebollado!

    I like your program, I am a fan but it is not fair that you showed the worse of a beutiful country. Come back again, and I’ll show you what real Ecuadorian cooking is all about. You won’t be disappointed.


  523. Joanne on August 28th, 2012 11:21 pm

    Hey Anthony, Love the show.
    Just saw Aug. 28/12. Thank you. We hunt moose. I love eating moose that is why we hunt it and occasionaly kill one. We were hunting early one fall morning and came across a pack of wolves. We are aloud to kill one. My hubby asked should i kill one and i said well are we going to eat it and he said uh noooo…well i said then we are not killing one. I also hated duck ’cause my dad did not know how to cook it. I will try it your way if I ever kill one. Come up to Red Lake, Ontario some day and have some bacon wrapped walleye. J

  524. Fabricio on August 29th, 2012 6:09 pm

    please do not let your tv show is broadcast with Spanish dub, really sucks!
    History channel presents him with dubbing in Latin America and really put a stupid voice!
    I prefer to read subtitles to endure that voice,
    Greetings! and if you come to mexico city back contact,
    I guarantee top quality food in street and restaurants
    My best regards!

    fabricio figueroa

  525. Gosiq on August 30th, 2012 6:57 pm

    Anthony you have to come to Poland. We have great food. You will not regret that :)

  526. rj on September 3rd, 2012 6:57 pm

    I’m a fellow N.Y.’er upstate.
    i live in orange county California now.

    I’ve been thinking of your personal future (leaving no reservations ).And i don’t think you should (haha) (never stop searching never stop eating!)
    there is NO one that can take your place. but if you do decide to up and walk, please do a meat movie, a kind of 007 saves the food industry.
    thank you (fan#6).

  527. Geo and Cristi on September 16th, 2012 3:57 am

    Dear Anthony,
    We just saw the episode in Romania and we want to tell you that the choise you made with your guide (that russian guy) it was very unfortunately. You schould have choose a romanian guide because he would know better were to take you (places to visit and to eat) and he could better communicate with the romanian authorities and other people.
    You missed restaurants like: Caru cu bere in Bucharest, Calu balan in Bucharest, Delta Dunarii (Danube) and the local cuisine from there, Black Sea and it’s night life and others,
    In some aspects you were right, we are a little bit reluctant. It is understandable due to the bad history we have with the russions and you being accompanied by one.
    Romania is in a process of changing, it is more beautiful now.
    And by the way, Bran Castle (Dracula Castle) is not for sale. And if it was we never sell it to the russions.
    If you accept our invitation do it in the summer time (may-september).

    Geo and Cristi

  528. Harold on September 16th, 2012 7:17 pm

    I live in a shit hole. You have elevated shit holes and the real food they create. Finally there is a chef out there that gets it. Give Iranian caviar to my buddies in W Virginia, they’d clean their plate. Give your friends ramps and eggs fried in belly fat, then take them out to cut some saw logs. Case closed! Thanks

  529. Mary C on September 17th, 2012 6:15 am

    Hi Tony
    Just watching your show and you’re wearing a ‘Les Halles’ chef’s coat. It reminded me to email you . My friend and I dined at Les Halles when in NYC recently( in July ). You were the reason we wanted to visit because we love your show. What a disappointment that turned out to be! The food was really awful!! I had a salad nisoise which came out with tinned tuna :( my friend had the duck which was dry and shrivelled up. Tony, the maitre de was very nice and seemed very surprised that we didn’t like the food as, apparently it compares with the finest restaurants in France !!???? I doubt it Tony!! We were given a complementary dessert which was good but by no means excellent! The funny thing is they still use your name to advertise the place, selling your book at the front counter. Our overall dining experience in NYC was impressive but unfortunately les Halles failed to live up to our expectations!
    Mary :)

  530. Jane Hazard on September 18th, 2012 12:49 am

    Love your show. Love that you hold nothing back. Love that you love food. Hate that you are still skinny. Will miss seeing you on tv. If you ever eat awesome KC barbeque with the Black Keys I would pay just to be there.

  531. Mark on September 18th, 2012 1:31 am

    Bought all your books, watched all your shows but I don’t understand your disdain for Aqulung.

    Ian Anderson was great!!!

  532. Ozlem Celik on September 25th, 2012 3:39 am

    It is realy nice to watch “No Reservations”. Best thing about your show is your respectfull for every countries traditions and lifestyle. I would be always hapy to accommodate you in Turkey.

  533. Jon on September 26th, 2012 1:55 am

    Hello Tony,

    You’re an unabashed, cynical chef with a passion for adventure, booze, and great food– both luxurious and simple– and I dig it. I look forward to the future of your career and if I ever bump into you at the bar of some shitty dive I’ll try not to make a fool of myself as I shake your hand and offer to buy you a drink. Cheers.


  534. Greg Smith on September 29th, 2012 3:38 pm

    Hello Anthony,

    I would just like to know when you plan to do a show or publish an article about the food in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I hate to badmouth the city I live in, as it has a lot of good points, but I must say one thing. This city has to be the home of some of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. Such a dubious distinction is the result of a perfect storm of sky high prices (somehow, some way, the price is always 20 to 30% higher than you anticipated), a horrible work ethnic among waitstaff, and a complete lack of flavor in anything you eat. The pizza here has to be experienced in order to fully appreciate how much somebody can put into making something look appetizing yet completely fail to deliver anything of notice to the taste buds. Did I mention that the Carioca beer is terrible too, maybe comparable to Natty Ice and Old Milwaukee? I think that you should do a show here and, while there are some decent things to be found in the Churrascarias and the sem balança (all you can eat) places, you will find next to no value in any of the conventional restaurants in Zona Sul. This place compares very unfavorably to smaller, midwestern American cities in terms of the variety and quality of its restaurants, yet one is charged New York City prices for the privelige of waiting 1/2 hour or more for each drink refill. This city doesn’t see itself as being in quite the same league as New York or Paris, but certainly as Miami and Sydney. What it really needs is to be made aware of exactly what poor value it is actually offering the traveler in terms of entertainment. I am being completely serious. There is a reason why Budweiser, Outback Steak House, and McDonald’s are able to charge premium prices here; in this city, they offer some of the best flavor to be had. Eat here once, and you will be left wondering how Britain got such a bad reputation for food quality and Brazil escaped critics vitroil.

  535. Gene on October 2nd, 2012 8:35 am

    Have to pay respect to your writing, cause Kitchen Confidential showed me how a gifted foodie can serve many contemporary writers their asses on a platter. That book owned, and I would have taken two more espressos just to have time to finish it at the cafe bookstore…
    Moreover, you just got yourself a friend (not fan, that sucks), since I heard you are such a huge, loving listener of The Stooges’ Funhouse – that is an all-time fave of mine, just like their self-titled and Raw Power. I also heard you like Dead Boys and Voidoids, two more great news. Still… if you have time to try something special, I suggest you try Fushitsusha’s The Caution Appears, true Japanese distortion rain from the heavens. Though it ain’t got any vocals, that guitar and that bass, they rip and should be tried by any adventurous ear out there.

  536. Emel on October 2nd, 2012 4:47 pm

    Dear Anthony,

    I love your shows so muchh.I am from TURKEY. You should realy come to see our country. We have a lot of delicious foods .

  537. Robbin L Robinson on October 8th, 2012 11:17 pm

    Love your show as it makes me happy. Consider a series on Native American foods served currently on the reservations. I raise Navajo Churro sheep and live on the Navajo reservation line and I am exposed to foods not seen anywhere else in this country. I am willing to bet that the other reservations also have their spin on food.

  538. barry on October 16th, 2012 6:24 pm

    Hey Dickhead. you have a problem with Republicans? well than i no longer have to watch your shows asshole? Another angry lib who is married to a manwife and has to take his anger out on the rest of the public

  539. Vicki on November 5th, 2012 10:12 pm

    Dear Mr. Bourdain
    THANK YOU for the series “No Reservations” . I consider myself an adventurous eater but you opened up new territory. You introduced me to places I had never considered visiting and made me want to go there and experience their culture and food. I made a list of places to visit based on your show but unfortunately lost my job just as I was finally able to afford to travel to some of these places. Now, I, like so many Americans will never visit or be able to visit and experience the culture of these countries beyond what the American press allows. You displayed and told it is, I hope. I had never considered visiting such places as Vietnam before seeing your show. The ending of your series is a loss. I truly mourn the fact that I will never see half the places that you had the privilege to visit. I’m sitting here watching a marathon on the travel channel which will end with your final episode. PLEASE keep traveling and broadcasting what you see. The world will be a smaller place without you. By the way, I was slightly, OK more than slightly inebriated, when I wrote this. Thought you would approve.
    Most sincerely,

  540. Mariana on November 11th, 2012 1:39 pm

    Once you’ll have the time visit Slovenia. A small paradise under the Alps.

    Welcome! :)

  541. Milagros Brugada on November 17th, 2012 1:12 pm

    I know you will not read this post but if you do please note my country called Paraguay to make a program here because I think we have a lot of foods that have no other country and that make us unique, I’ve seen you here many times Latin America and never went through here went to countries like Argentina that was just something safe meat is good for you but here we have rich traditional foods like soup Paraguay is not a soup, but it’s like a savory cake, another our typical meals is chipá is delicious and I think if the tests you’ll love because these foods do not exist anywhere and are very special

  542. Milagros Brugada on November 17th, 2012 1:28 pm

    I know you will not read this post but if you do please note my country called Paraguay to make a program here because I think we have a lot of foods that have no other country and that make us unique, I’ve seen you here many times Latin America and never went through here went to countries like Argentina that was just something safe meat is good for you but here we have rich traditional foods like soup Paraguay is not a soup, but it’s like a savory cake, another our typical meals is chipá is delicious and I think if the tests you’ll love because these foods do not exist anywhere and are very special

  543. Heikki Karonen on November 29th, 2012 1:56 pm

    Greetings from Finland, great TV programs.
    I’ll watch all your shows.

    My music available at Youtube: invixiible

    Waiting for the showtime next sunday !

  544. Don B on December 5th, 2012 3:44 pm

    You call people who buy property in Venice, Calmidia, you are a self absorbed, sell out how has people doing research for you to make you look like you know what you are talking about. You are nothing but a drunk who makes a lot of money as a commercial whore.

  545. Susan on December 15th, 2012 2:49 pm

    Loved your show, Thank you for letting us daydreamer who will never be able to afford to go anywhere see what the rest of the world is like.

  546. Rita de Cássia on December 28th, 2012 11:57 am

    Hello Tony! We love his shows in Brazil. My sons Andre, Edwardo and I, would like to wish you a really special year 2013!!! Full of joy, health, love and many accomplishments.
    Hope you come back soon to Brazil. Rita

  547. Sami on January 6th, 2013 2:57 pm


    Why you made Finish peoples as idiots
    When you were in Finland your guide was a gypsy and they dont represent 99% of finish people.
    And that terible sauna, your guide havet never been there before. Nobody stand front of the hole where the hot steme comes out if you know it.

    thanks you moran

    make new and normal episode

  548. Tin on January 7th, 2013 11:50 am

    Hi Tony
    I am one of your fans in NJ and never miss your shows on Travel Channel. I heard that you went to Myanmar, my native country, in November of 2012. I can’t wait to see you eating Myanmar food on TV. Just want to know when that trip will be shown on TV.

  549. Dee on January 7th, 2013 4:03 pm

    Anthony can you say any sentence without the F word. It makes it hard for our family to enjoy your show because we are just two words away from the F word every few seconds.

  550. Veronica on January 7th, 2013 11:34 pm

    You have secured your fate in making 15 members of my family to avoid your TV shows, due to your immature, childishness attacks on a TV show cooking show host (Paula Deen) that clearly out classes you. She applies to the majority. Do you want do a show on people with diabetes, go right a head. You Jerk!!!! Do not point your finger at someone who is trying to help the major cook well even though it does not apply to the way she must eat to control her diabetes.

  551. anonymous on January 11th, 2013 3:26 pm

    Hey Tony,

    “Mr. Bojangles and his two sidewinders sent me”

  552. Eduardo Fernandes on January 14th, 2013 10:54 am

    Good to know you came to Portugal again. Hope you enjoyed your stay here and i’m dying to see the episode about Lisboa where you tried Ginjinha at Rossio.

    Best Wishes.

  553. Vladmyr on January 22nd, 2013 3:48 pm

    Hello Antony, I watched a progrma her that you visited Brazil in sao paulo eating feijoada.
    You said that the cook came from mines, one of the poorest states in Brazil.
    You’re completely wrong, mines is the second richest state in Brazil and has the best cuisine in the country.
    It is a beautiful state with the UNESCO heritage cities and with a fantastic culilnária.
    This year’s Madrid Fusion, which is an international gastronomic event paid tribute to local food.
    If you want to make a program here you will do a fantastic program, tell me.

  554. Daniel on January 22nd, 2013 10:56 pm

    Just watched the worst food/cooking show I have ever seen in my life: The Taste. Are you serious? Am I on Candid Camera? Anthony Bourdain, I expected more…MUCH MORE!!!

  555. Joanne on January 24th, 2013 4:52 am

    Tony, you MUST come to Tasmania. We might be land under the land down under but we have the most amazing produce. You would appreciate it I’m sure. In Launceston where I live there is a bar on almost every corner and I know that has it’s own appeal too. Pretty please Tony, swing by and say hi. Jo

  556. dean on January 25th, 2013 3:24 pm

    the taste sucks…..bail while you can!

  557. jeffrey on January 29th, 2013 1:37 pm

    hey tony, I’m azorean and i loved your episode on the azores but i think you missed out on other great things like the island of terceira, where there famous for there festivals, the traditional plate of alcatra, the running with the bulls where people invite you from house to house to have a drink and some petiscos, the caves. the island of graciosa that has one of the best caldeirada de peixe “fish stew” that i ever ate, queijadas da graciosa a very good desert, there natural thermal hot springs. the island of flores that has one of the most beautiful landscapes as the name indacates flores “flowers” and if u want to see remote u have to go to the island of corvo that has the population of just a few hundred. if you ever decide to go back to the azores trust me you wont regret it

  558. Kev on February 17th, 2013 4:40 am

    G’day Tony,
    Love your show,especially when you feature Thailand,Vietnam,Cambodia & Laos. Your “no bullshit” street level approach is refreshing,& takes me back to the sights,smells,tastes & sounds.I hope to have the good fortune to bump into you over there some day.Until then,thanks for a very entertaining & informative show.
    Cheers Kev
    W.A. Australia

  559. Troy on February 24th, 2013 8:56 pm

    its amazing to see the frendship between yourself and marco pierre white, you see the love and respect both have for each other

  560. Joanne Duong on March 5th, 2013 4:41 pm

    When you visit Vietnam again, be sure to stop by this “Bun Mam” eatery across from the big supermarket, “Cho Ben Thanh” located in the center of Ho Chi Minh city. Bun mam is a noodle soup not popular in America, because its made from fermented fish. It would be nice too if you make an updated No Reservations episode on Vietnam.

  561. Jamil Nelson on March 25th, 2013 8:34 pm

    Big fan! We watched your Rosarito, Mexico episode and tried to follow some of your steps except we made our own paella. Check it out.

  562. newo on April 11th, 2013 5:28 pm

    hey man
    love your show
    every episode i say to myself..wish i was sitting there with you drinking a pint of the locals finest taste testing the local food…just love it and am extremely jealous.If you ever need a side kick to make sure the beer tests cold im yur man… desperately need to get off this farm.sorry for my typos kids my key board is fuuuull of gease crumbs and beer

  563. Debi tonkin on April 13th, 2013 6:54 pm

    I absofreakinglutely LOVE “the wayward spirit” your show exudes!!! I worked the restaurant business for ALOT of years ( I’m 60 now, and it’s INSANE..STRESSFULL…BUTTKICKING fun!.(when I was 17…got hired in a pantry position in a 5 star seafood place in FLA….A VERY hectic week-end to start..wasn’t familiar with the term 86..and a waiter came in saying “86 Oysters” I was like “oh f..k NO!”lol

  564. Veysel dogus on April 14th, 2013 4:57 pm

    Your Istanbul program was nothing about Istanbul except historical places and wievs. None of the food neither represents Istanbul cuisine nor wellknown restaurants. What you saw and showed was not Istanbul.

    Veysel dogus

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