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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An old-school, family-run restaurant in Rome. 960 1280

  

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Anthony Bourdain samples a typical Labor Day meal with a local in Rome. 960 1280

  

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BBQ expert Daniel Vaughn

BBQ expert Daniel Vaughn

"BBQ expert Daniel Vaughn and I wait patiently in line for Franklin Barbecue to open." – Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Line at Franklin Barbecue

Line at Franklin Barbecue

"If you want to eat at Franklin Barbecue, you need to get in line early." – Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

The band The Sword

The band The Sword

"The band The Sword: serious about their music and their fish tacos." – Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain eats Mexican food at El Taco Rico

Tony Bourdain eats Mexican food at El Taco Rico

"Just how I like to eat my Mexican food at El Taco Rico: with 2 cameras in my face." – Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

suckling pig

suckling pig

"28-lbs. suckling pig. Courtesy of Sleigh Bells." – Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Breakfast in Colombo. I don't even remember what this was. But it looks good, eh? I WANT some. Like now! 960 1280

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After spilling a tray of food, cameraman Todd Leibler tries to make amends by "cleaning up." Too late, Todd. Too late. 960 1280

  

Crew meal, countryside Sri Lanka. Our fixer, Skiz, Jerry and Todd, digging into curried crab, I believe. 960 1280

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Something I've seen many times over the years: Todd and Jerry, possibly nursing a buzz, on a dirt road, somewhere in Asia. 960 1280

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Sharing an intimate meal with Skiz and his family. 960 1280

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Producer Diane Schutz, thinking she's unobserved, making her move on the leftovers. 960 1280

  

How we shoot driving scenes: me on scooter, Zach riding backwards on another scooter. Safety first! 960 1280

  

Todd getting a mid-shot calcot. 960 1280

  

This made so-so TV, but it'll make a GREAT lawsuit. All the pain and humiliation -- you just can't put a price on that. 960 1280

  

Bourdain and Muller eat the Three Little Pigs, one of the best sandwiches either of them has ever had. 960 1280

  

After spilling a tray of food, cameraman Todd Leibler tries to make amends by "cleaning up." Too late, Todd. Too late. 960 1280

  

The water-soaked mayhem that is the Songkran Festival. 960 1280

  

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El Octagon strikes! This really hurt, by the way. Really, really hurt. 960 1280

  


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