Behind the Scenes in Kurdistan

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Tony visits Patrick Picard's "boucherie"

Tony visits Patrick Picard's "boucherie"

Tony visits Patrick Picard's "boucherie" in Auxerre, France. 960 1280

  

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Meat paradise in Picard's butcher shop. 960 1280

  

Tony and Ludo watch as Patrick preps the beef

Tony and Ludo watch as Patrick preps the beef

Tony and Ludo watch as Patrick preps the beef. 960 1280

  

Anthony Bourdain drinks with friends in France

Anthony Bourdain drinks with friends in France

Ludo's friends teach Tony a French drinking song. 960 1280

  

Tony dines on some escargot

Tony dines on some escargot

Tony dines on some escargot at Ludo's old restaurant, Le Rendez-Vous. 960 1280

  

Early morning in the scenic Vezelay, France.

Early morning in the scenic Vezelay, France.

Early morning in the scenic Vezelay, France. 960 1280

  

Baby lambs

Baby lambs

Tony visits a lamb farm in Noyers that has been around for 7 centuries. 960 1280

  

A street in Auxerre, Ludo's hometown

A street in Auxerre, Ludo's hometown

A street in Auxerre, Ludo's hometown. 960 1280

  

Tony and Ludo join in on these locals' game of petanque

Tony and Ludo join in on these locals' game of petanque

Tony and Ludo join in on these locals' game of petanque. 960 1280

  

Tony has dinner with some locals in Noyers

Tony has dinner with some locals in Noyers

The more the merrier: Tony has dinner with some locals in Noyers. 960 1280

  

Ludo's famous fried chicken

Ludo's famous fried chicken

Ludo's famous fried chicken. 960 1280

  

Tony, Ludo and Ray visit Caves Madeleine in Beaune, France

Tony, Ludo and Ray visit Caves Madeleine in Beaune, France

Tony, Ludo and Ray visit Caves Madeleine in Beaune, France, esteemed for its selection of wines and classic French cuisine. 960 1280

  

Why working on this show doesn't suck. 960 1280

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Zach, Chris and Todd, shooting very, very late in the old part of Barcelona. Delicious snacks followed. 960 1280

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Todd getting a mid-shot calcot. 960 1280

  

Enric Rovira's chocolate workshop. Left to right: Albert Adria, Enric, me, translator/fixer Lucy Garcia. 960 1280

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Some ultra-expensive, primo, choco-porn. 960 1280

  

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Anthony Bourdain and Ludo Lefebvre

Anthony Bourdain and Ludo Lefebvre

Anthony Bourdain and Ludo Lefebvre get behind the wheel of a classic Citroen DS. 960 1280

  

Tony visits Patrick Picard's "boucherie"

Tony visits Patrick Picard's "boucherie"

Tony visits Patrick Picard's "boucherie" in Auxerre, France. 960 1280

  

Pictures of meat

Pictures of meat

Meat paradise in Picard's butcher shop. 960 1280

  

Tony and Ludo watch as Patrick preps the beef

Tony and Ludo watch as Patrick preps the beef

Tony and Ludo watch as Patrick preps the beef. 960 1280

  

Anthony Bourdain drinks with friends in France

Anthony Bourdain drinks with friends in France

Ludo's friends teach Tony a French drinking song. 960 1280

  

Tony dines on some escargot

Tony dines on some escargot

Tony dines on some escargot at Ludo's old restaurant, Le Rendez-Vous. 960 1280

  

Early morning in the scenic Vezelay, France.

Early morning in the scenic Vezelay, France.

Early morning in the scenic Vezelay, France. 960 1280

  

Baby lambs

Baby lambs

Tony visits a lamb farm in Noyers that has been around for 7 centuries. 960 1280

  

A street in Auxerre, Ludo's hometown

A street in Auxerre, Ludo's hometown

A street in Auxerre, Ludo's hometown. 960 1280

  

Tony and Ludo join in on these locals' game of petanque

Tony and Ludo join in on these locals' game of petanque

Tony and Ludo join in on these locals' game of petanque. 960 1280

  

Tony has dinner with some locals in Noyers

Tony has dinner with some locals in Noyers

The more the merrier: Tony has dinner with some locals in Noyers. 960 1280

  

Ludo's famous fried chicken

Ludo's famous fried chicken

Ludo's famous fried chicken. 960 1280

  

Tony, Ludo and Ray visit Caves Madeleine in Beaune, France

Tony, Ludo and Ray visit Caves Madeleine in Beaune, France

Tony, Ludo and Ray visit Caves Madeleine in Beaune, France, esteemed for its selection of wines and classic French cuisine. 960 1280

  

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Why working on this show doesn't suck. 960 1280

Emily Mraz  

Zach, Chris and Todd, shooting very, very late in the old part of Barcelona. Delicious snacks followed. 960 1280

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Todd getting a mid-shot calcot. 960 1280

  

Enric Rovira's chocolate workshop. Left to right: Albert Adria, Enric, me, translator/fixer Lucy Garcia. 960 1280

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Some ultra-expensive, primo, choco-porn. 960 1280

  

2 hours after we left him -- "We'll be right back, guard the equipment with your life" -- Adam L. freezes slowly to death. 960 1280

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With chef Michael Lomanoco at Manganaro's Groceria, eatin' old school red sauce Italian. 960 1280

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With the owners and crew of Manganaros -- keeping it in the family. 960 1280

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At Keen's Steakhouse with Josh "The Artist Formerly Known as Mr Cutlets" Ozersky, of the Feedbag. 960 1280

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

  

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