Saw it. Liked it. Always respect food shows when they actually show
headless animals with legs and fur and it's "OK".
Airs on Mondays, show info here:http://travel.discovery.com/fansites.../bourdain.html
Each episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
will air several times each week. Click here for the schedule.
Keep in mind the motif of the show is about traveling and eating and "letting things happen". So I don't think MarkV, that you're going to get anything near a Julia Child technique demonstration. I appreciate the approach which offers a street view of wandering around and stopping at things that catch attention along with some glimpses of behind the scenes of traditional aspects of the culture which few to no shows do on such a "loose"/"informal" level. Not leading you by the hand as all the other shows do. It's accented with tidbits on history presented if off-beat ways and glimpses of the masters at work... without intrusion... the "thanks for letting me hang out and just watch" which would be an unlikely privilege for most travelers.
The next episode in Iceland looks promising, entertaining, informative.http://travel.discovery.com/fansites.../bourdain.html
Kerryclan, absinthe is not illegal because of the alcohol content, which for "good absinthe" is 25%. It is illegal in the US because of the thujone content. Even though... as they said on the show, it would take 200 drinks for it to be a problem and obviously the alcohol would the first to bring someone down.Absinthe
. "In the U.S., traditional Absinthe is illegal to sell for human consumption because it contains the chemical thujone
which is banned by the FDA for use in foods but allowed in some herbs known to contain thujone (Title 21, Chapter 1, Part 172.510)
). Some types of absinthe are sold in the U.S. which contain no thujone and other absinthes are imported into the U.S. despite FDA regulations."http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/absi...nthe_law.shtml
chrose, Kitchen Confidential in some form was bound to happen. It was only a matter of time. I think it's actually refreshing to see a primetime show with a culinary theme that is not a reality show. That in and of itself should be appreciated. I don't like to judge shows before seeing them personally. But there are a couple of actors in the cast of whom I do respect their choices so I'm confident it'll at least entertain me. It's always hard to please the general "ignorant" public along with those in the profession - whether it be medical, law, etc. In the end, they all have to appeal to being human. I certainly won't be surprised to see other wannabe shows of similar subject matter emerge which prove to fall by the wayside.
You can see a clip of the show here:http://www.canwestmediasales.com/tel...fidential.html