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Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – Collection 1

May 25, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

  • Best selling author, culinary adventurer and self-proclaimed hedonist, Anthony Bourdain has carved out a distinct place as a gastronomic Indiana Jones. In this series –Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations — his journey introduces viewers to people and places far beyond the realm of food. This 4-disc set Includes the the following episodes: “Paris & New Jersey,” “Sicily & Las Vegas,&#

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Best selling author, culinary adventurer and self-proclaimed hedonist, Anthony Bourdain has carved out a distinct place as a gastronomic Indiana Jones. In this series –Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations — his journey introduces viewers to people and places far beyond the realm of food. This 4-disc set Includes the the following episodes: “Paris & New Jersey,” “Sicily & Las Vegas,” “New Zealand & Malaysia” and “Iceland & Vietnam.”… More >>

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – Collection 1

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5 Responses to “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – Collection 1”
  1. O. Lee says:

    My husband and I were truly disappointed. We fast forwarded certain sections.

    If you must watch Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, please borrow it at the library. We only watched DVD 1 on Paris and it was boring. We waited for him to give us some inside scoop on good authentic places to eat but only saw one bistro. He spent like 15 minutes talking and reexplaining a drink called Absente that can turn your stomach all green. He meets this American in a bar who explains the drink in detail to him, and then takes him to this personal bar where he has more Absente. I was bored to death!

    Anthony did a big promo of his Hotel called Hotel in St-Germain des pres (we saw the big fancy room and the pool). No mention on other good hotels to stay and which neighborhoods we should visit.

    We saw a big meat market where the butchers all meet very early in the morning. His jokes were not funny at all, we would see Anthony walking down the street lighting up a cigarette. The only good part was towards the end where he took us to a bakery (boulangerie) and you see the chef making baguette and croissants very early in the morning.

    What I wanted to know is: how do I choose a good bistro, what is must to eat in Paris (besides the boudin).

    Again, please do not waste your money to purchase this DVD. Borrow it from the library. A real disappointment.

    I loved his bio though.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Fey Boss says:

    Much as I love this show, and the dvds are great in many ways, there is one feature which they lack which truly disappointed me. These are not in any way enhanced with subtitles in any language. While I don’t need ‘em in any language but English, the lack of English subtitles meant that there were many times when I was wishing I dared to blast the television without fear of waking the neighbors.

    Tony is hilarious and wickedly funny as always, but c’mon – would subtitles really cost that much more to put in?
    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. The DVD arrived before I expected and was in brand new condition as it was advertised.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. CYH says:

    Between gifts and self-purchases, I now own all of the No Reservations. I find them fun to watch, especially with others. When I have gatherings, which are usually food-centered, sometimes my friends would ask for me to play one. Also, one of my friends happen to be traveling to three places that there were episodes for, so I offered to lend them to her to watch prior to her trip. Because they’re short, compared to a movie, it’s less of a commitment when you just have 30-40 minutes to kill. Some episodes are better than others.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Cat says:

    I had ordered Collection 1 (DVD) but received collection 4. It was new and arrived quickly. I didn’t bother sending it back, because I would have ordered collection 4 sooner or later anyway, so I can’t advise on the ease of exchanging the dvd.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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