Behind the Scenes in the US Desert

Check out behind-the-scenes photos of Tony's trip to the California Desert, where he has some "home cook'n," shops at the Swap Meet and hangs out at a recording studio.

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Something's wrong with this picture. All these highly trained pros, and for what? Me shoving a freakin' tamale in my face? 960 1280

  

Cameraman Zach Zamboni, tumescent, no doubt, with happiness using his new toy: the gyro-assisted Zamboni-Cam. 960 1280

  

A big man in a small car ... 960 1280

  

With poet and Garrison Keillor hater August Kleinzahler at the Aub Zam Zam room in the Haight. 960 1280

  

Zach Zamboni enjoys a mid-shift martini at the Zam Zam room, rendering the ensuing shots ' wobbly to say the least. 960 1280

  

With the "Homage to Bullit" car near the magnificent Red Java House. 960 1280

  

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Rancho de la Luna

Rancho de la Luna

'Rancho de la Luna--site of many legendary recording sessions--and the consumption of much tequila.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony and Josh

Tony and Josh

'Me and Josh with hitch-hikers. (decapitated).' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Stunt guitar

Stunt guitar

'Stunt guitar. With the mighty and mysterious Integratron in the background.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Waiting for food

Waiting for food

'Waiting for the Mexican food to cook.' 'Tony Bourdain 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain in Popotla

Tony Bourdain in Popotla

Tony in the coastal town of Popotla, just south of Baja Studios. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain drinks a beer in Tijuana

Tony Bourdain drinks a beer in Tijuana

Tony with Pepe from the band the Nortec Collective and the crew's fixer, Ivan Diaz Robledo, at Terraza Vallarta on the coast in Tijuana. 960 1280

  

Sunset in Ensenada

Sunset in Ensenada

Sunset in Ensenada. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain at the dog race track in Tijuana

Tony Bourdain at the dog race track in Tijuana

Tony with Tony Tee at the dog track in Tijuana. 960 1280

  

Wide shot of the town of Popotla

Wide shot of the town of Popotla

The coastal town of Popotla, just south of Baja Studios. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain in conversation at Kentucky Fried Buches in Tijuana

Tony Bourdain in conversation at Kentucky Fried Buches in Tijuana

Tony talks with fixer, Ivan Diaz Robledo, at Kentucky Fried Buches in Tijuana. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain sits on the beach in Ensenada

Tony Bourdain sits on the beach in Ensenada

Tony relaxing on the beach in Ensenada. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain eats at Oaxaqueno Restaurant in Ensenada

Tony Bourdain eats at Oaxaqueno Restaurant in Ensenada

Tony trying to beat a hangover at Oaxaqueno Restaurant in Ensenada. 960 1280

  

Picture of the sunset in Baja

Picture of the sunset in Baja

Sunset at La Villa del Valle, in the wine country of Baja. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain walking in Popotla

Tony Bourdain walking in Popotla

Tony and our fixer, Ivan, walking through the coastal town of Popotla. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain at a beachside seafood stand

Tony Bourdain at a beachside seafood stand

Zach and Todd film Tony and Ivan at the beachside seafood stand Mariscos La Guerita in Popotla. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain at a beachside seafood

Tony Bourdain at a beachside seafood

Tony at the beachside seafood stand Mariscos La Guerita in Popotla. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain at Oaxaqueno Restaurant in Ensenada

Tony Bourdain at Oaxaqueno Restaurant in Ensenada

Crew filming Tony at Oaxaqueno Restaurant in Ensenada. 960 1280

  

Tony Bourdain at the beach

Tony Bourdain at the beach

Tony on the beach about 100 yards south of the US-Mexico border. 960 1280

  

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Tony checks out the San Francisco skyline. 960 1280

  

Tony and Arecely Garza sit down to enjoy some tacos. 960 1280

  

Tom, Mo, Zach and Jared prep on the back of truck for shoot. 960 1280

  

Tony in his Mustang. Mo in the backseat. 960 1280

  

Oscar Villalon and Tony share a meal at Tadich Grill. 960 1280

  

Chris, Lance and Tony at the Absinthe distillery. 960 1280

  

Absinthe in beaker, glasses and bottles. 960 1280

  

Zach shoots Michael Black prepping sushi. 960 1280

  

A Michael Black creation. 960 1280

  

Tony eats a dish by the bay. 960 1280