Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations is a popular television program that airs on Travel Channel. The star of the show is Anthony Bourdain
as he takes people to special locations around the world and in the United States. Bourdain will sometimes have guest visitors on his shows that are experiencing the locations with him, but most of his interaction comes from the locals and hosts from the areas he is visiting.
While much of the focus of Anthony Bourdain
: No Reservations is about the food of the places he is visiting; there is still plenty of information given about the culture and people. There are often moments of social commentary and frequent conversations about what the daily lives are like for the people living in these areas. This gives viewers the opportunity to experience an inside look at exotic locations most of us will never visit.
The show originally aired on Travel Channel in 2005. Each episode is an hour long and currently there are seven seasons. Locations will vary from people places in Europe, to locations in the United States, and even visits to some of the poorest places in the world. Each location normally gets its own episode.
A special episode Anthony Bourdain
in Beirut was Emmy nominated in the category of Outstanding Informational Programming in 2007. This episode aired between season 2 and 3 of the show. Anthony Bourdain
: No Reservations won an Emmy in 2009 for Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming.