Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations -- Korea
The irreverent and irascible Anthony Bourdain is out of the kitchen, out of the hotel, past the tourists, and headed out for culinary adventure. He’s on a globe-hopping journey, hitting the streets in search of authentic flavors and experiences. Willing to go anywhere and try anything, Anthony - featured exclusively on Travel Channel - is out to experience destinations from the streets and local point of view. With food as his passport, Anthony gains entry to cultures around the world: with No Reservations. Episode 7: Nari, an employee at Anthony’s office, has been bothering him to do a show on her native Korea. Anthony gives in to the pressure and next thing you know they’re in Seoul and the adventure begins. This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com’s standard return policy will apply. (Amazon.com)
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Great Insight Into Traveling Through South Korea
During this episode, Anthony Bourdain is the passenger. Personally I think travel is best when led by a local. Nari is the best tour guide as she gets Anthony out of his comfort zone. She is truly like the energizer bunny and seems unaffected by jet lag. Food is the most accessible part of any culture. So many families and cultures revolve around food and the dinner table. “A passion for food is a common ground and Koreans are passionate about food and they’re more passionate about kimchi than anything else.” I really like that Anthony Bourdain not only highlights the cuisine of Korea, but all aspects of the culture. It was very powerful to hear Nari’s Grandfather’s story of his escape from North Korea. So many people from his generation have similar stories and it is just heartbreaking to hear his tale. Overall, I would recommend this for personal research about Korea. This would not be something I would show in class due to some language.