Anthony Bourdain's NO RESERVATIONS reaches its second season, which features another mouth-watering display of cuisine from around the world. Bourdain travels to India, Korea, Mexico, Ireland, and a whole host of other locations as he attempts to broaden his palate and present his findings to an expectant public. Besides tasting the food, Bourdain gets to partake in some local activities, so we find him playing hockey in Quebec, meeting a tribe in Namibia, and visiting a velvet-painting museum in the Pacific Northwest. It all adds up to a hugely entertaining series that is full of surprises and some interesting insight from the charismatic Bourdain.
Travel to the far reaches of the globe with best-selling author (Kitchen Confidential) and self-proclaimed hedonist Anthony Bourdain, the Indiana Jones of world cuisine. Join Anthony as he experiences the rich cultures of the people he meets in his travels and samples their many gastronomic delights...from Swedish lingonberry sorbet to Namibian truffles and palm wine in Ghana. If you're hungry for exciting, thought-provoking adventures you won't get anywhere else, journey with this EMMY®-nominated series from Beirut, Lebanon, to Portland, Oregon, in this complete collection of Season Two episodes.
SWEDEN: While sampling popular Swedish delicacies like lingonberry sorbet and lobster with butter and sugar, Anthony hopes to dispel the myths of tall blondes, Swedish meatballs, and ABBA in this "land of contrasts."
PUERTO RICO: Anthony dines on roasted pig in Caicay, attends a posh party at a hacienda, searches for a Chuppacabra in the jungle, meets boxing champion Miguel Cotto and travels to Ponce to take in the Festival of the Virgin Mary.
QUEBEC: Anthony visits a duck farm/processing plant to see how foie gras is made, teaches a class at the Montreal Culinary Institute and plays hockey with a local university hockey team.
MEXICO/U.S. BORDER: Anthony visits a bar and grill in southwest Texas, journeys to Piedras Negras in search of a dish synonymous with Mexico (nachos), takes a boat tour of the Rio Grande with a Texas town mayor and has an authentic meal in Monterrey.
INDIA (RAJASTHAN): India is a land of color, aroma, kind people and delicious cuisine.
INDIA (KOLKATA/BOMBAY): Anthony travels to Kolkata and Mumbai, formerly Calcutta and Bombay.
KOREA: Experience the bustling chaos of the Seoul Fish Market, see a performance by the K Tigers, local Tae-kwan-do champions, and watch as Anthony tries one of Korea's most loved traditions - kimchee (fermented cabbage).
INDONESIA: Visit Jakarta with Anthony and see a demonstration of a "silat," an Indonesian martial art, and in a visit to a sidewalk restaurant, learn about the ingredients as each dish is brought to Anthony's table.
IRELAND: An unfortunate stereotype about this beautiful country is that it has the worst food on the planet. Anthony dines in Belfast, County Cork and Dublin to dispel those myths.
GHANA: In this country of rich culture, Anthony samples locally brewed palm wine at Makola Market before stopping into a Chop Bar (small restaurant) for a meaty, hearty stew served with a pounded rice starch to sop up the juices.
NAMIBIA:In this country whose name means "desert," Anthony discovers abundant seafood, meets an isolated tribe that subsists mainly on the naro plant, hunts for famous Namibian truffles and much more.
LEBANON:Anthony and his crew travel to Beirut, Lebanon, and discover a beautiful country with generous people and delicious food.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST: Anthony visits friend and Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk at a reputedly haunted hotel, samples bacon-and-maple donuts at VooDoo Donuts, checks out the wacky novelty props at Lippman Co. and is culturally enriched by a visit to a velvet painting museum.