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Spain: The Latest Episode Of No Reservations Doesn’t Disappoint

August 18th, 2008 · 5 Comments

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Another week, another gazing over at Travel Boyfriend through blurry tears to see a similar reflection staring back. Yes, yes, I know, get over Anthony Bourdain, Travel Betty.

Well, it’s hard.

He started his television career off so irascibly, but has mellowed through the past three seasons like a fine cheese. There’s depth to him. Yes, he’s still cantankerous and that’s one reason to love him, but he’s also sentimental in a very manly and appropriate way.

For those of you who just watched the past two weeks’ episodes with him in Japan and Spain respectively, you know what I’m talking about. And for those of you who didn’t, please set your TiVos now. There will certainly be repeated airings.

Next week he explores Egypt. Having spent a good deal of time there last year, I’m curious what gastronomic successes he finds. Besides the koshary, my only memory of Egyptian food involves buffet pap and bread shaped like crocodiles. Not that I didn’t find the latter amusing. It’s just that my gag reflex still engages when I think back to the grit-marinated kebab meal we had on the outskirts of the Khan el-Khalili market.

But yes, okay, I hear you. You get the point. Tony’s show is phenomenal. It’s transcendent. It’s to be seen. And you are going to watch it so I don’t have to keep beating a dead horse into a tender succulent meal prepared by a village-dwelling culinary master like the ones Tony invariably meets weekly in his travels.

Don’t worry, next week is the Season Finale, so you won’t have to hear from me on the subject for a few more months. Until then, tune in. And maybe read Tony’s blog while you’re at it.

Tags: Egypt · Food and Drink · Pop Culture

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  • 5 responses so far ↓

    • 1 jasmine // Aug 28, 2008 at 12:02 am

      we get the point

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    • 2 Nomadic Matt // Aug 28, 2008 at 6:01 am

      Tony never disappoints. I can’t remember seeing one episode I didn’t like.

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    • 3 Beth Whitman // Aug 31, 2008 at 5:45 pm

      It almost makes me want to re-subscribe to cable! :-)

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    • 4 Kimberly Jet Set Life // Sep 6, 2008 at 1:36 pm

      Tony is really great, I love his humor and ability to be “himself”. But I wish it was a little less like watching Fear Factor sometimes. Great food doesn’t always have to come from inside a goat’s head. Thank you Tivo!But I’m sure it doesn’t help in the ratings.

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    • 5 laskwatsera // Apr 26, 2009 at 7:19 pm

      i love his humor plus the fact that he is charming at times, one of my inspirations to keep on traveling

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