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In his Emmy Award winning series, Anthony Bourdain travels the globe to explore the cities, villages and countries that offer life’s truest surprises.

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Season 2, Episode 17

Between the Buns

Bread, meat, repeat. Tony bites into a foie gras dog in Chicago, his definition of hotdog perfection. Then examines the finest kind of beef in NYC and inserts a polish sausage into a tunnel of toppings in Hawaii.

Wednesday
Jun 21
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 2

Asia Files - Volume 2

We've compiled the best of Anthony Bourdain's Asia trips in The Asia Files - Volume 2. He explores Vietnam, India, China and Japan. In Vietnam, Tony meets up with his old friend Philip Lajaunie. He's the owner of Les Halles restaurant and Tony's old boss. Philip's eccentric personality leads them across Saigon in search of a few unique dishes, like banh mi and a baguette stuffed with pate and mortadella. Continuing to India, Anthony gets a taste of real Indian street food, like beef tapioca bryani, and a glimpse into the life of the men who create elaborate bronze cooking vessels. Finally, Anthony dawns his skis and hits the slopes in China, braving the unbearable cold of Haerbin. He finishes his journey in Japan, tasting real Sapporo Ramen.

Thursday
Jul 20
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 15

US Files - Volume 3

The best of Anthony Bourdain's US trips in The US Files - Vol. 3, in which he further explores Hawaii and Missouri. He chows down on SPAM sushi and purchases a pricey aloha shirt, then digs into a squirrel pot pie.

Thursday
Jul 20
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 24

The Caribbean Files - Volume 1

We've compiled the best of Anthony Bourdain's Caribbean trips in The Caribbean Files - Volume 1, in which he further explores Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Grenadine Islands. In Haiti, Tony walks the streets of Port Au Prince, taking in the destruction the earthquake left behind. After that, he meets up with Handy Tibert, a well-known face in the Haitian film industry, for a taste of Haitian street food. When Tony and Handy stop for chicken, rice and beans, and a spicy slaw, they quickly notice that passersby have stopped to watch, not because of the film crew, but because they are hungry. Tony and his crew make a quick decision to buy out the street food vendor and feed the onlookers. Unfortunately, a violent commotion erupts, which Tony pegs as a metaphor for what is wrong with so much well-intentioned aid effort around the world. The next day, Tony returns to the streets for the Day of the Dead. Usually this holiday is filled with celebration, but this year's festivities are a bit more somber as the Haitians visit the remains of their relatives lost in the quake. Afterwards, Tony meets with actor and humanitarian, Sean Penn, in the tent city built by his relief group, J/P Haitian Relief Organization. They sample chicken pies and explore the grounds, then look through inspiring pieces of art created by local Haitians. In the Dominican Republic, Tony meets filmmaker Juan Basanta for lunch. Empanadas, longanisa, Dominican peas, stewed goat and avocado salad are served alongside ice-cold Dominican beer. On the outskirts of town is the neighborhood of Villa Mella. Here, Tony meets up with local writer and magazine editor Ruben Lamarche for a celebration full of chicharron, pork deep-fried in lard. Tony heads to the Grenadine Islands where he meets chef and restaurateur Norman Van Aken for breakfast on the beach. They dine on barracuda, clawless lobsters and croissants that don't suck. Then he visits the small island of Bequia to hunt and feast on a large rodent. On St. Vincent, Tony fishes for crawfish and relaxes by a waterfall.

Friday
Aug 25
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 2

Bar Hopping

Need a drink? Tony takes us around the world, one cocktail and spicy tuna roll at a time. Includes sipping on fermented cactus sap in Mexico, arm wrestling a woman in Missouri and filling up on shrimp and sake in San Francisco.

Tuesday
Jan 2
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 11

Catch of the Day

Tony explores fresh seafood, straight off the boat. He swims with tuna in Croatia, then hunts for a prehistoric delicacy in Brazil. He dines on Caribbean lobster, Bluefin tuna sashimi and grilled octopus.

Tuesday
Jan 9
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 3

Travel Buddy

No one should travel alone. Thankfully, Tony has his friend Zamir to accompany him. They drink vodka and visit Chernobyl in Ukraine, compete in a game of featherbowling in Detroit, then Zamir takes the show hostage in Missouri.

Tuesday
Jan 23
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 10

Laos

Tony lands in Laos, a land with picturesque landscapes, exotic cuisines and a mysterious history. One of the less-popular Asian countries among tourists, Tony is ready to discover its appeal.

Sunday
Jun 10
7am | 6c
Season 8, Episode 8

Baja

In this episode of No Reservations, Tony Bourdain heads to Tijuana, Mexico and the Baja Peninsula -- a place he admittedly knows very little about.

Sunday
Jun 10
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 15

Egypt

Egypt is one of the oldest civilizations on Earth. To avoid the long lines and tour buses, Tony visits with Egyptian locals to get a taste for what it means to be Egyptian.

Monday
Jun 11
1am | 12c
Season 8, Episode 5

Lisbon

Once the center of the richest empire in Europe, Lisbon now faces one of the worst financial crises in the EU. But even as it struggles with rising debt and unemployment, Tony finds out that Lisbon is experiencing a cultural and culinary renaissance.

Tuesday
Jul 3
11pm | 10c
Season 8, Episode 5

Lisbon

Once the center of the richest empire in Europe, Lisbon now faces one of the worst financial crises in the EU. But even as it struggles with rising debt and unemployment, Tony finds out that Lisbon is experiencing a cultural and culinary renaissance.

Wednesday
Jul 4
2am | 1c
Season 8, Episode 2

Mozambique

Tony travels to Mozambique and finds himself in a mysterious, post-colonial Africa. From Portuguese ruins on Mozambique Island, to the vibrant metropolis of Maputo, Mozambique doesn't look like anyplace Tony has been so far.

Tuesday
Jul 10
11pm | 10c
Season 8, Episode 6

Kansas City

Tony Bourdain travels to Kansas City, MO, the BBQ capital of the world, with pal Zamir Gotta in search of the best barbeque. While there, Tony meets up with musicians, Dan and Patrick of The Black Keys, for some serious finger-licking meat.

Tuesday
Jul 17
10pm | 9c
Season 8, Episode 8

Baja

In this episode of No Reservations, Tony Bourdain heads to Tijuana, Mexico and the Baja Peninsula -- a place he admittedly knows very little about.

Tuesday
Jul 17
11pm | 10c
Season 8, Episode 6

Kansas City

Tony Bourdain travels to Kansas City, MO, the BBQ capital of the world, with pal Zamir Gotta in search of the best barbeque. While there, Tony meets up with musicians, Dan and Patrick of The Black Keys, for some serious finger-licking meat.

Wednesday
Jul 18
1am | 12c
Season 8, Episode 8

Baja

In this episode of No Reservations, Tony Bourdain heads to Tijuana, Mexico and the Baja Peninsula -- a place he admittedly knows very little about.

Wednesday
Jul 18
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 15

US Files - Volume 3

The best of Anthony Bourdain's US trips in The US Files - Vol. 3, in which he further explores Hawaii and Missouri. He chows down on SPAM sushi and purchases a pricey aloha shirt, then digs into a squirrel pot pie.

Tuesday
Jul 24
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 27

Market Madness

Anthony Bourdain explores the windows into a country and culture: markets. He bites into a beef patty in Jamaica, enjoys fried intestines in Chile and slurps down noodle soup for breakfast in Cambodia.

Tuesday
Jul 24
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 22

I'm Shellfish

Shellfish, they're a ripping good time. Tony cracks open a science fiction-sized crab.

Tuesday
Jul 24
11am | 10c
Season 7, Episode 6

Cuba

Tony travels to Cuba in the search of the island's heart and soul where beauty abounds in the people, the food and the architecture and streets that are riddled with pristine cars from a different era.

Tuesday
Jul 24
10pm | 9c
Season 8, Episode 9

Penang

In Penang, Tony Bourdain discovers a beautiful rice and shrimp dish wrapped in a banana leaf that he can't get enough of, then eats fresh snapper on Monkey Beach which surprisingly lives up to its name.

Tuesday
Jul 24
11pm | 10c
Season 7, Episode 6

Cuba

Tony travels to Cuba in the search of the island's heart and soul where beauty abounds in the people, the food and the architecture and streets that are riddled with pristine cars from a different era.

Wednesday
Jul 25
1am | 12c
Season 8, Episode 9

Penang

In Penang, Tony Bourdain discovers a beautiful rice and shrimp dish wrapped in a banana leaf that he can't get enough of, then eats fresh snapper on Monkey Beach which surprisingly lives up to its name.

Wednesday
Jul 25
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 25

Game, Set, Match

Tony takes in a robot camel race, a Muay Thai fight and feasts on frog curry.

Tuesday
Jul 31
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 14

Mad for Mollusks

Tony's on the hunt for the greatest bivalves of the world. He shucks oysters and slurps them down on the half shell in New Orleans, enjoys home-cooked mussels in the backwaters of India & feasts on cheesy clams and eel in Chile.

Tuesday
Jul 31
9am | 8c