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Anthony Bourdain's 'A Cook's Tour', or, Things that Make You Strong

One of Bourdain's common themes in A Cook's Tour was eating meals that locals said "will make you strong." His focus was not on the bravado, however, but on the people involved in making local food, home cooks and restauranteurs alike.

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In Defense of the Gosh-Darn Revelation That Is The Food Network

The Food Network is a love letter to culinary experimentation. It's a lab we can visit whenever we get bored with our own spaghetti.

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After Reading What Goes On 'Behind the Kitchen Door', Maybe We'd Better Eat In Tonight

We eat out to enjoy ourselves, to celebrate, or just to escape our own kitchens, now and then. But these stories of real restaurant workers and their lives will forever change the way you think about eating out.

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'Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Collection 7': More Travel Adventures with the Restless Chef

Each episode offers the vicarious experience of a new culture in the company of someone who’s not afraid to let his rough edges show, has a flair for the dramatic, and is always a lot of fun to be around.

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Feeding an Addiction

Call me a romantic, but after watching so much of that wet and messy business, I crave a less-is-more, simpler, sexier rendition of food porn. Instead, of grotesque, I prefer burlesque and have found that the good stuff isn’t on reality TV.


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