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Feb 26, 2011 01:36 PM

Tony Bourdain goes to Haiti

After that I assume Tunisia, Libya and Egypt?

Has anybody else seen "Cooking in the Danger Zone"?

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  1. Saw an ad for it but haven't seen the show yet.

    I keep misreading the subject line in the board listing though as "Tony Bourdain Goes to Hell" :)

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    1. re: Cherveny

      soon enough. soon enough. although I hope he writes a lot more before he does, of course I'll be able to catch up once I'm there as well.

      1. re: hill food

        I've still got a lot of catching up to do with his writing. Just started Kitchen Confidential, buying it after loving both his show, and his times on top chef. KC actually led me to finding this board too, did a google search to find out who "Bigfoot" was and chowhound was at top of the list :)

        1. re: Cherveny

          that is a cool book

          "feed the bitch!"

          1. re: hill food

            My favorite line so far is "Your body is NOT a temple. It's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride."

      2. re: Cherveny

        I keep reading it as "Hell" too!

      3. Thought "Cook's Tour" was his best book. Everything else seems just a riff on "Kitchen Confidential." "Medium Raw" didn't impress me much. Bourdain Burnout? Maybe.

        1. I don't know about Tunisia & Libya, but he's already done a show on Egypt (I have it on dvd), so doubt he'll be returning anytime soon. It's not like China.

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          1. re: Breezychow

            They actually repeated the Egypt show about a week after things were in full swing there. I still want to try to make Kushari one of these days.

            1. re: Breezychow

              Breezychow, you should read this on the Egyptian Revolution:

              1. re: funniduck

                You're missing the point (& I DO know about the Egyptian revolution, et al).

                Bourdain didn't do his Egypt show during a period of civil unrest, & he didn't visit Beirut expecting war to break out. In fact, none of his shows have ever been scheduled or geared specifically towards current political climates or natural disasters. What happens while he's there happens - he doesn't plan it.

                In fact, Haiti is the first episode where he most likely pretty much knew going in what he was going to be up against.

                1. re: Breezychow

                  Oh I understood what you meant, I just thought this was a interesting read, that's all.

            2. Disturbing episode.

              "This is a bad time to live in a tent."

              That line is going to stick with me for quite some time.

              1. I guess that those of us who read "Tony Bourdain goes to Hell" instead of Haiti as the title of this post weren't far off the mark. If there was ever a place that Dante dreamed about while writing The Inferno, this would have to be it. It was, as chileheadmike says, disturbing. It was also sad and the least food-centric episode of No Reservations I can remember seeing. All kudos to everyone who is trying to help, and I definitely re-calibrated my feelings toward Sean Penn.

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                1. re: roxlet

                  Definitely an eye opening episode, I think AB deserves a lot of credit for going well outside his comfort zone.

                  1. re: roxlet

                    It was a hard episode to watch. It was heartening to see how hard the Haitians work with the little they have. The effort that went into their art. And it was sad. It was a hard episode to watch. Especially when bright and cheery commercials created a painful contrast to what you had just seen.


                    1. re: JuniorBalloon

                      That scene at the market when they decide to buy out the food vendor and give it away was intense. Nobody thought that one through.