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The television show, The Best Of Bourdain, is a special television series that is focused around a 5 year Emmy winning television show called No Reservations, featuring Anthony Bourdain. Once his television series hit 100 episodes, it was time to celebrate success with a television series that is focused around Anthony Bourdains favorite No Reservation episodes.

In this series, viewers will see some of the best and most memorable episodes of No Reservations. Viewers will also get to see Anthony Bourdain's very own descriptions added by Anthony, as well as watch him and his team tell what their most memorable moments and influences are.

The Travel Channel
1 Season, 11 Episodes
September 13, 2010
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Best of Bourdain Full Episode Guide

  • I'm really proud of this episode because I believe it to be the most awesome "stand and stir" instructional hour in maybe..the history of television. Food nerds bemoan the demise of this kind of hour of straight up "how-to" and here we have Thomas Keller, Dave Pasternack, Jacques Pepin, Laurent Tourandel and Scott Conant all teaching very basic techniques and dishes in what I believe to be a definitive and approachable way.

  • I'm combining this and Food Porn 2 because they constitute a body of work -- a filthy, totally prurient interest kind of work that I'm really proud of. This was -- whatever you think of it -- pretty groundbreaking stuff for food and travel related television. We pushed some serious boundaries -- and let's face it: that food looks really, really good. Ron Jeremy on Travel Channel? Awesome!!

  • This is an episode that looked perfect from the first rough cut. Exactly what I'd hoped for -- only better.

  • love this episode, where we stepped inside the film AMERICAN SPLENDOR with Michael Ruhlman, Markie Ramone, Michael Symon and the incredible Harvey Pekar and family and friends. Rarely has a show worked out exactly as planned, but this is a rare example. The shooting and post production on this show are remarkable -- particularly the fades from comic book into live action.

  • Can you smell Emmy? I did about ten minutes into shooting in the mountains of Laos with the incredible Todd Liebler and Zach Zamboni (who, indeed, took home a statue for cinematography for this episode). They have a lot to be happy about. They really captured the magic and mist of the location. I don't want to brag too much (okay, I do), but the camera work on this episode is one of the most searing examples of why this show looks so much better than everybody else's -- because Our Guys are just so damn good and work so damn hard to be good.

  • I think this show has some of the best, most straight up food porn we've ever shot. It's shot in two of my very favorite food destinations: Saint Sebastian and Barcelona -- and with some of my very favorite people: Albert Adria, Juan Mari and Elena Arzak -- and highlights some truly extraordinary, once-in-a lifetime meals on one hand and some beautifully everyday ones on the other (encapsulating what we do). The final meal at Arzak? The love at the table is real. I was very, very happy to be there.

  • Where we really started to hit our story telling stride - technically and stylistically. The "Bamboo Noodle Guy" remains a classic scene I'm very proud of. The show is paced -- and looks -- just as I'd hoped or better through brilliant shooting and editing.

  • I'm combining this and Food Porn because they constitute a body of work -- a filthy, totally prurient interest kind of work that I'm really proud of. This was -- whatever you think of it -- pretty groundbreaking stuff for food and travel related television. We pushed some serious boundaries -- and let's face it: that food looks really, really good. Ron Jeremy on Travel Channel? Awesome!!

  • The most outrageous, creative and risky (and beautiful) episode to date.

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