April 9th, 2014
04:00 PM ET
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World-renowned chef, author and Emmy-winning television personality Anthony Bourdain visits Punjab, India, in the next episode of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," airing Sunday, April 13, at 9 p.m. ET. Follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

Chances are if you've ordered from an Indian restaurant in the United States, the intensely colored and spiced dishes have been Punjabi in origin.

"Most of the good stuff we refer to simply as Indian food comes from here," host Anthony Bourdain says in the season three premiere of "Parts Unknown," where he travels to the northern region of the world's second most populated country.

In Amritsar, India's holy city of the Sikh religion, carnivorously-inclined Bourdain finds himself among a bounty of vegetables cooked in rich, spicy gravies served with freshly baked kulcha, a type of flatbread, out of clay ovens.
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November 11th, 2013
10:45 PM ET
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Anthony Bourdain and panelists discuss sustainable food and the fact that 52% of fast food workers' families need public aid.
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November 8th, 2013
05:00 PM ET
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World-renowned chef, author and Emmy-winning television personality Anthony Bourdain visits Detroit, Michigan in the next episode of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," airing Sunday, November 10, at 9 p.m. ET. with a live broadcast from Las Vegas immediately after. Follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

Man cannot live on hot dogs alone - and in Detroit, he doesn't have to. There's always chili, onions and a few key elements that meld together to form the city's signature coney: a specially selected hot dog that is grilled, put into a steamed bun, then covered by an all-meat beanless chili, two strips of yellow mustard and chopped sweet onions.

During Anthony Bourdain's recent trip to Detroit for Parts Unknown, he sought the counsel of locals to find the whys and whereabouts of the best chili-topped tube steak, amidst hundreds of choices.
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October 16th, 2013
05:00 PM ET
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World-renowned chef, author and Emmy-winning television personality Anthony Bourdain visits South Africa in the next episode of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," airing Sunday, October 20, at 9 p.m. ET. Follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

South Africa's unique culture - and complex history - shines through in everything the 'rainbow nation' does. Even the country's foodways reflect the diverse demographics of people that call the southernmost point of Africa home.

Before the Suez Canal was excavated, Europeans had to sail around Africa to get to Asia for the silk and spice trades. The journey was so long that explorers often ran out of fresh food and water, resulting in scurvy and oftentimes death.

Coastal city Cape Town was established as a logical restocking point, and was soon settled by a number of different European nationalities, including the Portuguese, Dutch and British.
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October 10th, 2013
03:15 PM ET
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World-renowned chef, author and Emmy-winning television personality Anthony Bourdain visits Sicily in the next episode of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," airing Sunday, October 13, at 9 p.m. ET. Follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

Mangia! Mangia! Anthony Bourdain follows Michael Corleone's footsteps to savor the Sicilian way of life.

The usual suspects are there: wine, salume, olives, cheese and, of course, pasta. In this case, tossed with a fresh haul of sardines from the Mediterranean.

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October 3rd, 2013
09:00 AM ET
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World-renowned chef, author and Emmy-winning television personality Anthony Bourdain visits Copenhagen, Denmark, in the next episode of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," airing Sunday, October 6, at 9 p.m. ET. Follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

Denmark was named the world's happiest country in the 2013 World Happiness Report, and Noma, the 45-seat restaurant in the capital city of Copenhagen, was crowned number one on the annual "World's 50 Best Restaurants" list in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

But, the Danish people will be hesitant to tell you of such achievements given their Law of Jante, a Scandinavian mentality that essentially promotes the principle that one person is no better than anyone else.

Chef René Redzepi is the chef and owner of the much celebrated Noma.

"I’ve even been told that I have fascist tendencies in me. There have been op-eds written in Danish papers," he says, after garnering worldwide attention for his naturalist culinary style. He sources all of his ingredients from the Nordic region, the majority of them within 60 miles.
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October 1st, 2013
11:21 AM ET
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Anthony Bourdain ran into hot water for his comments on a New Mexico store’s Frito pie recipe after the latest episode of his CNN show “Parts Unknown” aired on Sunday.

Comparing the mixture of chili, Fritos corn chips and cheese to a warm bag of poo, Bourdain said the concoction was made of “canned Hormel chili and dayglow orange cheese-like substance.”

Not true, says Five and Dime General Store Santa Fe manager Lorraine Chavez, who claims that she makes the chili fresh each day, according to CNN’s affiliate KRQE.

“It's a basic recipe,” she said. “It takes at least a good hour and a half.”

Her take on Bourdain’s insult: “My response was obviously, ‘He doesn’t know New Mexico chili.’”
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September 25th, 2013
05:30 PM ET
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World-renowned chef, author and Emmy winning television personality Anthony Bourdain visits New Mexico in the next episode of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," airing Sunday, September 29, at 9 p.m. ET. Follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

Red or green?

"That’s the, by the way, state question in New Mexico," says Dan Flores, a historian who specializes in studies of the American West.

He's talking about chiles, the bedrock of New Mexican cuisine and a disputed ingredient 'round these parts.

In this week's episode of "Parts Unknown," Anthony Bourdain travels to the Land of Enchantment to cruise Route 66 for tacos and delve into the state's gun culture.
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September 18th, 2013
02:15 PM ET
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World-renowned chef, author and Emmy winning television personality Anthony Bourdain visits Granada, Spain, in the next episode of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," airing Sunday, September 22, at 9 p.m. ET. Follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.

Granada lies at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia.

The city was the final bastion of the Spanish Moors, before they fell to the Catholic monarchs Ferdinand V and Isabella I in 1492.

"This is where devout Catholicism mixes with surrealism, modernist cuisine with traditional tapas. Christianity and Islam traded places, shared space. And the effects and influences of all those things are right here to see," Anthony Bourdain says.

Yet, there are many parts of Granada's culture that are decidedly Spanish in nature: siestas, bullfighting, Flamenco and, of course, tapas.

According to Bourdain, "You may think you know what a tapa is, like if you’ve had small bites at some fusion hipster bar where they do a whole lot of little plates. Yeah. That ain’t a tapa."
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