Relive Fantastic Moments from Anthony Bourdain's First TV Show

Relive Fantastic Moments from Anthony Bourdain's First TV Show
Anthony Bourdain reinvented the food travel genre, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Catch up with late chef Anthony Bourdain’s first televised show from exotic locales around the world

Uttara Gangopadhyay
September 02 , 2021
02 Min Read

From being called the ‘original rock star’ of the culinary world (Smithsonian Magazine) to ‘the culinary bad boy’ (Gothamist), and other appellations before, after and in between, Anthony Bourdain remains an enigma even after his death.

The American celebrity chef, author, and travel documentarian is said to have committed suicide in 2018, at the age of 61.


Bourdain, who grabbed global attention with his bestselling book ‘Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly’, published in 2000, was roped in by American cable channel Food Network for a food and travel show called ‘A Cook’s Tour’. First aired through 2002 and 2003, Bourdain travelled to known and exotic destinations, presenting their food and culture. He dined with Geishas in Japan, tried Cobra Hearts and other food that ‘make you manly’ in Vietnam, attended a Portuguese slaughtering and roasting party, enlivened Kansas City, Houston, and North Carolina as The BBQ Triangle of the US, etc.

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Now you can watch the entire show free on Youtube thanks to streaming channel GoTraveler. The #1 food writer and television presenter in the world, Anthony Bourdain reinvented the food travel genre, writes GoTraveler as its intro to the show. The channel is also airing it on their own service (

While Bourdain fans can relive the moments with the master, who later gave such hits as ‘Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations’ (2005–2012) and ‘The Layover’ (2011–2013). In 2013, he began a three-season run as a judge on The Taste, and simultaneously moved to CNN to host ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’. And those who have not seen it before, it will be interesting to see the travelling chef in his early days of television hosting.

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