Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Trinidad episode of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown to air in June

Anthony Bourdain's visit to Trinidad and Tobago will be aired during the upcoming season of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown.

The episode has an airdate of June 18.

An announcement on CNN said Season Nine of the top-rated Emmy and Peabody award-winning CNN Original Series will begin on Sunday, April 30 at 9pm ET/PT with a Latino-themed trip to Los Angeles.

The eight-episode season also features tours of San Sebastian, Laos, Queens, NY, Antarctica, Oman, Trinidad and Porto, Portugal.

Bourdain visited T&T in January. 

Of the episode, CNN said:

"A trip to the Caribbean uncovers how the island of Trinidad has turned a history of colonialism and slavery into a non-stop celebration of multicultural food, music and good times. Bourdain visits Port-of-Spain, a vibrant city of African, Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern influence, where he dines on curried duck, doubles (floppy Indian bread topped with curry chickpeas, mango) and fish in tahini sauce with Trinidadians of contrasting cultures. While the Carnival lifestyle revolves around liming (hanging out) and whining (dancing), Bourdain questions the extent to which this non-stop bacchanal distracts residents from the the country’s growing list of social ills."

When asked, in an email interview with Loop, what the food he experienced said about T&T, Bourdain said:

"Well, it's easily the best advertisement for the country and an expression of its collective identity. If only people came together as brilliantly and effectively as the flavours of the food."

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown follows the world-renowned chef and best-selling author as he travels the globe to uncover the little-known, off-the-road, and sometimes seemingly-familiar areas of the world in a celebration of their diverse foods and culture.

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