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firehawk12
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(04-18-2013, 06:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by see5harp

It's a food/travel/education thing called "Mind of a Chef." I watched the first episode about noodles and it was pretty awesome.

video.pbs.org/program/mind-chef/

Looks interesting. I suppose we're now at the critical point of celebrity chefs getting TV shows. lol
Shagwell
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(04-18-2013, 06:59 PM)
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I thoroughly enjoyed it and will certainly continue watching it.
Etrian Oddity
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(04-18-2013, 07:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by see5harp

I think David Chang's show on PBS (which Bordain produces) is a better show.

I've watched clips of Mind of a Chef, but I didn't know it still ran. The combination of Chang and Bourdain is fucking brilliant, two of the most charismatic and fascinating chefs you can watch.
Nesotenso
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(04-18-2013, 07:36 PM)
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loved the camera work in the first episode.

Next episode on L.A 's Koreatown should be great
brotherbean
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(04-18-2013, 07:37 PM)
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Thanks for the reminder to check it out/links to stream. I started re-reading Medium Raw the other night and have barely been able to put it down. I love the older, more mellow-yet-somehow-still-cranky Bourdain of recent years.
see5harp
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(04-18-2013, 07:38 PM)

Originally Posted by Etrian Oddity

I've watched clips of Mind of a Chef, but I didn't know it still ran. The combination of Chang and Bourdain is fucking brilliant, two of the most charismatic and fascinating chefs you can watch.

I'm not sure if it's still running. It sounds like Anthony Bordain's idea was to follow a single chef each season.
dubc35
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(04-21-2013, 02:14 AM)
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Half way through the first ep of PU, same old Bourdain. All his shows are the same. I like them, they're watchable, but it would be nice for some variety. It's the same show with different names.
Kaladin
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(04-21-2013, 02:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by dubc35

Half way through the first ep of PU, same old Bourdain. All his shows are the same. I like them, they're watchable, but it would be nice for some variety. It's the same show with different names.

While you could make this argument about The Layover and No Reservations, this show is different. Sure, it's shot the same and has his trademark style but it is different. He's going places the Travel Channel probably wouldn't let him dedicate an hour to, places that aren't exactly tourist destinations yet and are still largely unknown to the outside world.

As for The Layover, I wouldn't be surprised if that was Travel channel trying to get him to do a new concept show and he said fuck it, we'll just do the same show around your "new concept".
dubc35
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(04-21-2013, 02:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mr. Sandman

While you could make this argument about The Layover and No Reservations, this show is different. Sure, it's shot the same and has his trademark style but it is different. He's going places the Travel Channel probably wouldn't let him dedicate an hour to, places that aren't exactly tourist destinations yet and are still largely unknown to the outside world.

Good point. I wasn't really complaining, just mentioning they mostly seem the same, but point taken.

Dat train! damn.
Kaladin
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(04-21-2013, 02:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by dubc35

Good point. I wasn't really complaining, just mentioning they mostly seem the same, but point taken.

Dat train! damn.

I kinda want to ride that train, but I'd need to be getting drunk like he was the whole time to not go crazy.
Stumpokapow
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(04-21-2013, 02:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by dubc35

Half way through the first ep of PU, same old Bourdain. All his shows are the same. I like them, they're watchable, but it would be nice for some variety. It's the same show with different names.

The political content here is definitely higher than before, but I guess by virtue of starting in Burma it had to be.
Lactose_Intolerant
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(04-21-2013, 02:22 AM)
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I thought the Layover was good besides all the hotel stuff they put into it. I'm not watching the show for good hotel tips, I'm watching for his/crew's ideas for good places to eat.
bengraven
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(04-21-2013, 02:23 AM)
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Wait, got too political? He showed you people in misery that most people in the first world either don't know exist or just don't give a fuck.

Should he have shown those episodes also from the rich warlords and dictators who were profiting, just to be fair and balanced? Maybe a cigar with Fidel over some kabobs?
dubc35
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(04-21-2013, 02:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mr. Sandman

I kinda want to ride that train, but I'd need to be getting drunk like he was the whole time to not go crazy.

I'm drinking a beer right now watching the show and thought to myself, "I'm not sure if I could drink beer on a train bouncing like that."

edit, hmm, ep02 is in LA's Korea town, interesting
ActStriker
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(04-22-2013, 02:36 AM)
Anyone want to take bets on how long the talk will be about the LA Riots tonight?

I bet it'll definitely come up
MThanded
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(04-22-2013, 03:02 AM)
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im tuned in.

Originally Posted by ActStriker

Anyone want to take bets on how long the talk will be about the LA Riots tonight?

I bet it'll definitely come up

First minute lol.
ActStriker
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(04-22-2013, 03:12 AM)
I'm hungry.
MThanded
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(04-22-2013, 03:17 AM)
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I was waiting for the dave cho reveal lol
zero_suit
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(04-22-2013, 03:18 AM)
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Those tacos looked amazing.
MThanded
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(04-22-2013, 03:19 AM)
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Damn slamming the korean race.

I am actually impressed with the portrait though. Looks pretty good.

Edit: Sizzler still exists? WTF? LOL
TestMonkey
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(04-22-2013, 03:26 AM)
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My hatred for all things LA is being reinforced with every bite of that abomination of a taco.
rinse82
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(04-22-2013, 03:27 AM)
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I am enjoy this show
Etrian Oddity
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(04-22-2013, 03:28 AM)
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wtf, did I miss it or something, CNN aired a Boston Bombing special instead of Parts Unknown during my TVGuide timespot.

Ah well... I'll just catch it on their website later on.
MThanded
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(04-22-2013, 03:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Etrian Oddity

wtf, did I miss it or something, CNN aired a Boston Bombing special instead of Parts Unknown during my TVGuide timespot.

Ah well... I'll just catch it on their website later on.

That was last weeks episode.
Konka
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(04-22-2013, 03:35 AM)
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I like it but going from Myanmar to LA seems kinda weak.
MThanded
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(04-22-2013, 03:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Konka

I like it but going from Myanmar to LA seems kinda weak.

Yeah this should have been a later episode.

Colombia next week.

Maybe it will alternate from US to international?
zero_suit
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(04-22-2013, 03:54 AM)
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The only problem I have with the show is the commercial frequency.
TestMonkey
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(04-22-2013, 04:06 AM)
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It was a pretty good glimpse at Korean-American culture. Even their disdain for Filipinos was thrown in real quick. Only thing missing was the degenerate love of gambling.
Christian
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(04-22-2013, 04:11 AM)

Originally Posted by see5harp

It's a food/travel/education thing called "Mind of a Chef." I watched the first episode about noodles and it was pretty awesome.

video.pbs.org/program/mind-chef/

Thank you for posting this!
Akahige
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(04-23-2013, 01:38 AM)
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Finally watch the first episode, great.
lolmark
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(04-23-2013, 01:54 AM)
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I loved the Koreatown episode. It was definitely very interesting to see him focus on an ethnic enclave in LA rather than all of it. It was interesting to get the 1st and 2nd gen Korean experiences of the LA Riots, even if it was brief.
Milchjon
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(04-29-2013, 12:18 AM)
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Watching the Koreatown ep. Great stuff, and taking an angle you don't see so much, especially from afar.

Much better than the Myanmar episode.
ElectricThunder
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(04-29-2013, 04:21 AM)
Colombia ep: Damn it Tony, we've been through this exact issue with you before---you know how this has to end!

Still enjoying the new series with every ep.
marloisasian
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(04-29-2013, 04:44 AM)
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Randomly caught this on tv today while channel surfing and I'm glad I watched it. Some of the camera shots are just amazing, definitely recording it from now on.
PolarBearsClub
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(04-29-2013, 04:54 AM)
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I wish I could have watched tonight's episode. My grandfather owns the restaurant that Tony went to in Bogota. I did catch a clip on cnn.com though. My cousin was the girl working the counter and I think I saw the back of my grandma's head too. Really cool to see!
zero_suit
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(04-29-2013, 05:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by PolarBearsClub

I wish I could have watched tonight's episode. My grandfather owns the restaurant that Tony went to in Bogota. I did catch a clip on cnn.com though. My cousin was the girl working the counter and I think I saw the back of my grandma's head too. Really cool to see!

The rerun will be on at 12 EST.
PolarBearsClub
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(04-29-2013, 05:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by zero_suit

The rerun will be on at 12 EST.

Thanks for the heads up.
MThanded
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(05-06-2013, 03:07 AM)
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quebec

these guys are eating like kings.
Akahige
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(05-06-2013, 03:10 AM)
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Did they actually show a rerun of that episode, I've had to go to itunes to get it so far since everytime the show airs I'm recording something else.
MThanded
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(05-06-2013, 03:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Akahige

Did they actually show a rerun of that episode, I've had to go to itunes to get it so far since everytime the show airs I'm recording something else.

According to the schedule the current episode plays again at 12:00 am. Last week's episode comes on at 11pm
richiek
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(05-06-2013, 03:40 AM)
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Bourdain seems to be taking the side of the Quebecois over the Anglophones.
MThanded
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(05-06-2013, 03:57 AM)
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This food is beyond cray.
RangersFan
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(05-06-2013, 04:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Konka

I like it but going from Myanmar to LA seems kinda weak.

koreatown has been my fave ep so far. then again anything with david choe in is always awesome.
Akahige
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(05-06-2013, 04:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by MThanded

According to the schedule the current episode plays again at 12:00 am. Last week's episode comes on at 11pm

i figured it out now that I have to record the rerun that night or else I just get Anderson Cooper.
Divvy
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(05-06-2013, 04:55 AM)
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Man they should have called that episode Quebec instead Canada. Great episode otherwise, those guys are insanely indulgent.

On a related note I saw Bourdain and Eric Ripert's stage show in Toronto yesterday and it was fucking awesome
joeyjoejoeshabadoo
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(05-06-2013, 05:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by MThanded

This food is beyond cray.

No kidding. That was an obscene amount of black truffle and foie gras. If only I can eat like that for just one day.
distantmantra
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(05-06-2013, 05:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Divvy

Man they should have called that episode Quebec instead Canada.

The Comcast guide refers to the episode as Quebec, but yeah, strange that the commercials described it as Canada.
fluffydelusions
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(05-08-2013, 03:21 PM)
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Totally forgot about this coming out...must watch now
MThanded
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(05-13-2013, 03:19 AM)
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Well that escalated quickly.

dem drugs.
Nesotenso
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(05-13-2013, 09:56 PM)
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Loved both the Montreal and Tangiers episodes. The tajine looked delicious.

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