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Detroit was just really depressing. Even the food at the pop-up did not lighten the mood the rest of the episode set. Watched Last Bite afterward but by that point was not a mind to engage. I feel like Parts Unknown needs something...
 

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Detroit was just really depressing. Even the food at the pop-up did not lighten the mood the rest of the episode set. Watched Last Bite afterward but by that point was not a mind to engage. I feel like Parts Unknown needs something...
Well, it depends on what type of shows or locations that you like. To me Parts Unknown is trying to be more things than No Reservations was -- some episodes are more about documentary and discovery. Before it used to be about food more often.
 
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Agreed, though, I think a large part of it is the network that is presenting it having driven it that direction. Wasn?t terribly impressed by Detroit?s portrayal. Just the typical rehash of its history. Japan was pretty interesting though.
 

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Surely they'll have to run out of documentary-like locations at some point... :p
 

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Well, it depends on what type of shows or locations that you like. To me Parts Unknown is trying to be more things than No Reservations was -- some episodes are more about documentary and discovery. Before it used to be about food more often.
True and as I am most interested in the culinary aspect of places visited, it could just be me.

OTOH, Parts Unknown as edited starts with a POV approach which dictates how the food and culture is presented and makes it feel very different from No Reservations. If you buy into the theme of that particular show, great. If not the episode is a bit of a waste, for me anyway. I noticed it first last season in the Congo episode; I hated Heart of Darkness and found the show dreary. This season I was really excited about New Mexico as we go there several times a year. Rather than feeling like I had learned something new about a place I knew a lot about, I was disappointed. I loved Montreal, Koreatown and Granada, noticeably the most food centric shows, so again, it could just be me.

If we are being honest, AB is not as much fun as he used to be when he went around getting loaded on every show, but his life expectancy must be much better. :lol:
 

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@Bourdain said:
On way to shoot what will no doubt be an all time epic food-centric episode of #PartsUnknown with @DanielBoulud in Lyon. #lipitor
:D

Aside from that I know they're doing a safari show (somewhere in Africa?) and Punjabi, India for the next season.

Has anyone managed to find a video copy of Bourdains aftershow after the Detroit episode?
 
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:D

Aside from that I know they're doing a safari show (somewhere in Africa?) and Punjabi, India for the next season.

Has anyone managed to find a video copy of Bourdains aftershow after the Detroit episode?
Never seen the after show, how long are they?
 

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I've got a copy on the dvr, should be about an hour, still need to watch it though.
 

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Season 3 schedule:

?Punjab, India?(April 13) ? In the season premiere of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, the host dives into the ever-changing state of Punjab with a trip to Amritsar, sampling cuisine at the dhabas (roadside restaurants), a gurpurb festival (Sikh celebration), and a free community vegetarian restaurant, while meeting with local residents who give their perspectives on life in this sometimes contentious region of India, bordering Pakistan.

?Las Vegas? (April 20) ? Bourdain travels to Las Vegas, a city known for over-indulgence, with food author Michael Ruhlman and visits locales that include Huntridge Tavern (in the shadow of the strip), and famed restaurant ? by Jose Andres. Also featured in the episode are Penn Jillette, and former mayor Oscar Goodman.

?Lyon, France? (April 27)- In this food-centric episode, Bourdain accompanies world-renowned chef/restaurateur Daniel Boulud as they travel back to Boulud?s hometown of Lyon, France for a ?once-in-a-lifetime? pilgrimage to the city?s rich food culture and legendary chefs, with a focus on Nouvelle Cuisine innovator Paul Bocuse.

?Mexico City? (May 4) Bourdain travels to Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Cuernavaca to commune with local residents who express their passion through food, art, and the struggle for an improved quality of life. Addressing the latter issue, Bourdain talks with journalist Anabel Hernandez on the impact of the area?s drug trade-related violence.

?Mississippi Delta? (May 11) Bourdain goes off the beaten path and explores the food and history of the Mississippi Delta including downtown Jackson?s Big Apple Inn, known for its ?Pig?s Ear Sandwich? and as a the Civil Rights era gathering place, and Po? Monkey?s Social Club, located on a farm in an old sharecropper structure.

?Russia? (May 18)? On the eve of the Olympic games in Sochi, Bourdain takes his first trip in nearly 10 years to Russia, accompanied by his longtime traveling partner Zamir Gotta. Looking through the lens of a now Putin-controlled Russia, Bourdain confers with prominent locals, visits Moscow?s historic Metropol Hotel, takes the Grand Express train to St. Petersburg, and explores the drinking and dining scene.

?Thailand? (June 1) ? Bourdain and his crew head to the Chiang Mai province of Northern Thailand along with celebrated chef and Thai food specialist Andy Ricker (Pok Pok restaurants) to explore the country?s distinctive eating and drinking scene that varies by region and season.

?Bahia, Brazil? (June 8) Parts Unknown tours Bahia, known as the ?African heart of Brazil? and internationally recognized for its Afro-Brazilian music, art, design and food. A look at the dance/martial art of Capoeira, the region?s legendary food vendors, Salvadoran fishing neighborhoods, and a BBQ on the beach are featured.
http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2014/03/13/anthony-bourdain-partsunknowncnn-travels-to-punjab-india-in-the-season-three-premiere-sun-april-13/

Can't wait for the Lyon episode. :cool:
 

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Just watched two new Parts Unknown episodes. First was a Prime Cuts - unaired clips from season 2 and short preview of 3. Best, 10 extra minutes of Noma; worst, rehash of disaster in Sicily. 7/10

Second was Punjab - good on political history and culture; soundtrack captured the noise, film covered the beauty. Food really felt like it took a backseat, disappointing considering how wonderful the food is. 8/10
 

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Dude, you have a reservation...go eat the ten extra minutes and tell us deprived (depraved) FGers all about it. :mrgreen:
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:D

EDIT: Not much new material. The noma stuff was certainly nothing new.
 
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:D

EDIT: Not much new material. The noma stuff was certainly nothing new.
Note to self - must rewatch old episodes before posting. I would swear there was new stuff in that bit but it has been awhile.

OTOH, OMG LYON! Great stuff, amazing food and history. This is what Parts Unknown should be forever. If Punjab was a 7 and LV a 4, Lyon was 11+.
 
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Of course the scene are super slow at releasing the episode I'm the most hyped about of the entire season...

EDIT: Got hold of an SD release tonight. Epic episode. I'm getting more and more jealous at the French and how their culture has food so integrated.
 
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Does the Mississippi Delta episode realy goes after MExico? From where I get them, after Mexico goes Russia :\
 
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