Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’, hosted by the world-renowned chef, bestselling author and Emmy winning television personality, launches on CNN International on Saturday 20 April at 2100 CET
The one-hour weekend lifestyle series follows Bourdain as he travels across the globe to uncover little-known areas of the world and celebrate diverse cultures by exploring food and dining rituals. Known for his curiosity, candor, and acerbic wit, Bourdain takes viewers off the beaten path of tourist destinations - including some war-torn parts of the world - and meets with a variety of local citizens to offer a window into their lifestyles, and occasionally communes with an internationally lauded chef on his journeys.
The launch episode of ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’ offers an inside look at Myanmar. In his maiden voyage to the country formerly known as Burma, Bourdain and his crew discover the fabled beauty and local cuisines of a country that had been, up until recently, off-limits to outsiders. Future episodes include tours of Libya, Colombia, the Quebecois side of Canada, Koreatown in Los Angeles, Tangier, Peru and the Congo.
- Fridays at 1700 CET
- Saturdays at 2100 CET
- Sundays at 0300 CET
Anthony Michael "Tony" Bourdain (born June 25, 1956) is an American chef, author, and television personality. He is well known for his 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, and hosts the Travel Channel's culinary and cultural adventure programsAnthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover. In 2013 he joined CNN to host Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. A 1978 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of numerous professional kitchens, Bourdain was a chef-at-large, whose home base was Brasserie Les Halles, New York.