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"No Reservations"? No Problem!!

  • Apr 5, 2009
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From the first time I watched his show No Reservations, I found myself captivated.  Bourdain has this ability to not only show viewers the "real" side of whatever destination he is visiting, but he has this ability to blend the historical context into his shows.  You get a sense of what a particular country, community is about because of the way Bourdain skillfully blends culture, cuisine, and location into his programs.  Bourdain also has a sly cynicism and sense of humor that comes across on his show.

I went back and purchased a copy of his book Kitchen Confidential, which was an eye-opening view of the inner workings of a popular restaurant.  While there are rality shows that claim to offer glimpse into these things, they only provide a small sliver of what Bourdain presents to the reader.  It also serves to provide some insight into the experiences that have shaped Bourdain as he entered a new career as a television personality.


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review by . December 10, 2008
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review by . December 13, 2008
... have you ever made out with a girl with fetal breath?....  WHO SAYS THAT?!?!?!  oh, just Anthony Bourdain.. no big deal.    He travels, he writes, he experiences, he describes, he EATS, and he loves it all.. with no reservations!    In each one hour segment, he gives so much great detail about the destination - enough history so that you know something about the place, but don't think you're sitting through your college history course.  …
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