A Cook's Tour (TV series)

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This article is about Anthony Bourdain's TV show. For his book of the same name, see A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal.
A Cook's Tour
Starring Anthony Bourdain (host)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 35
Running time half hour (approx. 0:22 per episode)
Original channel Food Network
Original run 2001 – 2002

A Cook's Tour is a travel and food show that aired on the Food Network. Host Anthony Bourdain visits exotic countries and cities worldwide where hosts treat him to local culture and cuisine.

Two seasons of episodes were produced in 2000 and 2001 and aired first-run in 2001 and 2002 in the U.S. on the Food Network. In the summer of 2008, the Food Network stopped re-running the series and rolled out a completely overhauled website omitting all but a single reference to Anthony Bourdain from March 2008 entitled, "Anthony Bourdain's Rant", tagged under Food Network topics "vegetables" and "simmer," likely due to the emergence of Bourdain's similarly themed current series, No Reservations, on sister network Travel Channel. Questar Entertainment released a DVD box set of A Cook's Tour on DVD in January 2012. Early versions of this DVD box set are missing the episode TB1A04, Eating on the Mekong. Replacement DVDs are available from Questar starting in late February, 2012. As of March, 2012 episodes of A Cook's Tour have begun airing on the Travel Channel.


Season 1[edit]

# Prod Num Title Place Visited
1 TB1A01 A Taste of Tokyo Tokyo
2 TB1A02 Dining with Geishas Rural Japan
3 TB1A03 Cobra Heart-Food That Makes You Manly Ho Chi Minh City
4 TB1A04 Eating on the Mekong Mekong River, Vietnam
5 TB1A05 Wild Delicacies Cambodia
6 TB1A06 Eating on the Edge of Nowhere Cambodia and Japan
7 TB1A07 Cod Crazy Portugal
8 TB1A08 San Sebastian: A Food Lover's Town Basque region, Spain
9 TB1A09 Childhood Flavors Arcachon, France
10 TB1A10 Stuffed Like a Pig Portugal, south-western France
11 TB1A11 A Desert Feast Morocco (Sahara)
12 TB1A12 Traditional Tastes Morocco (Cities)
13 TB1A13 The Cook Who Came In From the Cold Saint Petersburg
14 TB1A14 So Much Vodka, So Little Time Saint Petersburg
15 TB1A15 Tamales and Iguana, Oaxacan Style Oaxaca, Mexico
16 TB1A16 Puebla, Where the Good Cooks Are From Puebla, Mexico
17 TB1A17 Los Angeles, My Own Heart of Darkness Los Angeles
18 TB1A18 The French Laundry Experience Napa, California (The French Laundry) San Francisco
19 TB1A19 My Hometown Favorites New York City
20 TB1A20 My Life As a Cook New York City and Provincetown, MA
21 TB1A21 Highland Grub Scotland
22 TB1A22 A Pleasing Palate London

Season 2[edit]

# Prod Num Title Place Visited
1 TB1B01 Food Tastes better with Sand Between your Toes St. Martin
2 TB1B02 No Beads, No Babes, No Bourbon Street New Orleans
3 TB1B03 A Mystical World Salvador
4 TB1B04 How to be a Carioca Brazil
5 TB1B05 Elements of a Great Bar New York City
6 TB1B06 The Struggle for the Soul of America Minneapolis, MN
7 TB1B07 The BBQ Triangle Kansas City, Houston, and North Carolina
8 TB1B08 Mad Tony: The Food Warrior Sydney
9 TB1B09 Down Under: The Wild West of Cooking Melbourne
10 TB1B10 Singapore: New York in Twenty Years Singapore
11 TB1B11 Let's Get Lost Chiang Mai, Thailand
12 TB1B12 My Friend Linh Hanoi, Vietnam
13 TB1B13 Thailand: One Night in Bangkok Bangkok, Thailand and Singapore

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