Behind the Scenes in Kurdistan

Take a look at some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from Tony's trip to Kurdistan.


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Producer Nari Kye prepares herself to handle the 'nasty bits' of a pig, to use as a prop in the Obsessed special. 960 1280


The stage crew positions the lighting to set the mood. 960 1280


Anthony Bourdain arrives on set and arranges the pig parts to his liking. 960 1280


Julie talks Nari through the proper placement of the pig head, to the liking of Mr. Bourdain. 960 1280


Manny keeps an eye on the pig carcass until the crew is ready to roll tape. 960 1280


Tony demonstrates the proper technique in dealing with a large pork carcass. 960 1280


With 1 hand to hold and the other to tie, Tony shows the proper way to wrap up a slide of pork before it's cooked. 960 1280


Nari and Rennik observe Tony's technique. 960 1280


A behind-the-scenes look at Tony and the pig carcass. 960 1280


Todd shoots West Bawlmer in the rain. 960 1280


With Felicia "Snoop" Pearson and producer Alex Lowry. 960 1280


Zamir and Tony hit Detroit. 960 1280


The fabulous Buffalonian specialty, Beef on Weck. 960 1280


Todd demonstrates the "10-finger vibrating-hand beer-drinking technique" while modeling his stretch pants and knee pads. 960 1280


' before diving right into a viciously competitive game of featherbowling. 960 1280


Tony and Olivier Roellinger walk to the shore. 960 1280


Tony and Olivier Roellinger tour the grounds of Les Maisons de Bricourt in Cancale, France. 960 1280


Alex Lowry films pigs at the Brigitte Lapage farm. 960 1280


Sample of dishes at Olivier Roellinger's Chateau Richeux. 960 1280


Tony and Olivier sample a cup of cream. 960 1280


Shooting at the Port of Doelan. 960 1280


Zach Zamboni gets a tight shot of the river in the small town of Quimperie. 960 1280


Todd shoots Tony being served at Chez Jacky by Sylviane Noblet. 960 1280


Capturing close-ups of the battlefield aftermath that was Tony's meal. 960 1280


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