I’ve followed just about everything Anthony Bourdain has done for years and years. From his books to his TV shows to his celebrity chef drama. And you know what? I’ve enjoyed it all. Sure Tony has aged a bit (we all do), and he tells some pretty corny jokes (who can be “on” all the time), but at the end of the day, he’s a very enjoyable person to follow. He, along with his Zero Point Zero team, can often combine multiple emotions in one episode. Seriously, have you ever watched his Beirut episode? When the final season of No Reservations was cut short after Tony announced he was leaving for CNN, I was happy to see the team at Travel Channel re-brand the last few episodes as a Final Tour. Lord knows it’s often annoying to never see what could have been, after a show gets pulled early. If haven’t already watched the Burgundy episode (which is awesome by the way), check the clip below.
Of course, in between seasons of No Reservations there was never a short supply of Tony. Have you watched the Layover? A little over the top, but this was a fun way to experience food travel. I’m almost certain it would still be going had it not been hosted by Tony. Simpsons, he’s done that. Yo Gabba Gabba!, that too. Treme, check that off the list too. Really, how many eggs can you hold at one time. What’s magic without your team too right? Good thing for everyone involved, Tony is taking ZPZ to CNN. It’s not like he’s even branching out from the routine;
“Each show will be shot on location somewhere around the world, and “examine cultures from around the world through their food and dining and travel rituals,” CNN said in a statement. The show will also air on CNN International, and Bourdain will become a commentator for both branches.”
If the new show at CNN wasn’t enough, Anthony’s already on another project. To think, this is even before we’ve had the pleasure of watching what transpires at CNN. The new show, The Mind of A Chef, will be shown on Mitt Romney’s favourite station, PBS. It explores “the kitchen, the world, and the mind” of New York chef/Momofuku overlord David Chang. David Chang should make the show interesting, while Tony will be the executive producer and narrator.
Heck, while we are at it, you could even apply for a new TV show with Tony and Nigella. I foresee a sexy Nigella innuendo spewing from Tony in the first episode.
If there’s one thing for certain, Anthony never stops the journey.