Tony's Ukraine Photo Journal

Tony's favorite photos from his trip to Ukraine with Zamir.


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Kendo is a sport where you actually get BETTER as you age. This master regularly kicks the crap out of men in their 20s. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

Crew meal at a crowded izakaya in Roppongi. Our fixer, Michiko, Rennik, Zach, Paul, Todd, me and my old pal Shinji. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

Iron Chef Morimoto through monkfish jaws. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

Todd at the Ryokan in Kyoto. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

Editor Chris Martinez after an evening of sake drinking and chicken bits on skewers. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

Todd shoots his dream toilet. 960 1280

Rennik Soholt  

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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


"La Esquina Caliente aka 'the Hot Corner,' arguing about the national religion." - Tony Bourdain 960 1280


"An early morning stroll with Todd." - Tony Bourdain 960 1280


"Local butcher." - Tony Bourdain 960 1280


"Rum with a side of...rum. That Havana Club is goooood stuff." - Tony Bourdain 960 1280


"Nice, casual meal in a paladar...but perched like a vulture on the arm of the couch next to me? International man of mystery, erstwhile Spaniard, Emmy Award winning cinematographer and fashion plate, Zach Zamboni." - Tony Bourdain 960 1280


"Cuban Little League with the Super Fans." - Tony Bourdain 960 1280




Tony travels to Cuba to find the heart and soul of the island nation that's rich in good food, time-honored traditions, glorious architecture and pristine cars from a different era. Tony embraces the passions of the native people and marvels at one of the more beautiful cities he's ever seen. 960 1280


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