A Cook's Tour

Food Network (ended 2003)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 13

    Thailand: One Night in Bangkok

    Aired 6/27/03

  • S 2 : Ep 12

    My Friend Linh

    Aired 5/30/03

  • S 2 : Ep 11

    Let's Get Lost

    Aired 5/16/03

  • S 2 : Ep 10

    Singapore: New York in Twenty Years

    Aired 4/18/03

  • S 2 : Ep 9

    Down Under: The Wild West of Cooking

    Aired 7/16/14

  • Cast & Crew
  • Anthony Bourdain

    Anthony Bourdain

  • Gordon Ramsay


  • Tony Shalhoub


  • Michael Ruhlman


  • Eric Ripert


  • show Description
  • Anthony Bourdain is a chef and writer who wants more. Currently a restaurant owner in New York, he has the unique opportunity to travel the world and live for food. From snake hearts to sushi to classic American food, he tries it all. This isn't your typical travel show, and it's certainly not your average cooking show.

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Anthony: I'm planning on doing a lot of drinking and eating tonight. I'll think I'll get some rest this afternoon. And, get myself ready. Guide: Yes, Yes, this afternoon. Anthony: You need to train to eat around here. Professionals only. This is not a place for amateurs to drink or to eat.

    • Anthony: Once again I wish this was in Smell-O-Vision, because it smells really good in here.

    • Anthony: (about pigeon) I promise, when I eat this, I'm not going to say 'tastes just like chicken.'

    • Anthony: I can't call anything slimy on my menu. It's just not a selling point.

    • Tony: Will I never learn? Never challenge a native to the local fire water.

    • Tony: (describing the lobster course) This is like driving a Rolls Royce naked in mink underpants. It's just so over the top luxurious.

    • Tony: Now, what's the difference between flounder and sole? About three dollars a pound.

    • Tony: Gordon Ramsay is considered to be the best chef in England. End of story.

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    Notes (4)

    • Also dining with Tony is Scott Bryan from Veritas restaurant in New York.

    • Although not mentioned in the episode, Tony and Gordon Ramsay had been friends for several years when this episode was filmed.

    • Also Featured: Ronnie Di Stasio Neil Perry Tetsuya Wakuda Armando Percuoco Richard Thomas Angel Cardoso Donovan and Phillipa Cook

    • The last episode of the series.

    Trivia (1)

    • The book Tony is reading is How to be a Carioca by by Priscilla Ann Goslin and illustrated by Carlos Carneiro. It was first released in 1992.

    Allusions (7)

    • Tony's brother, Chris, sings "Memories" and hums a tune. The tune and the line are from Barbra Streisand's song, "The Way We Were." The full line is "Memories, light the corners of my mind, misty water-colored memories of the way we were."

    • Tony: (at the meat processing plant in the market) It's sort of like in Itchy and Scratchy when they yank Scratchy's whole guts out. Itchy and Scratchy are an animated duo that appear on The Simpsons. On the show, the two are part of a children's show that is extremely violent.

    • Tony: As you can tell, this ain't drinks on the Leto deck with Gopher. Gopher was a character from the 1977-1986 TV series, The Love Boat, played by Fred Grandy.

    • Tony: If he calls me little buddy, I'm out of here. "Little buddy" is what the skipper called Gilligan on Gilligan's Island.

    • Tony: (diving into the ocean) I did something carioca style. I've been feeling Mr. Roper hanging around with a young Hasselhoff. Tony makes two allusions. First, Mr. Roper was a Norman Fell character on the sit-com Three's Company. He was an older man who often butted in on the younger crowd's plans and put a damper on their fun. Next, Hasselhoff refers to David Hasselhoff. Among his many roles, David starred as a cool, hip lifeguard on Baywatch.

    • Tony: As I use up my Richard Simmons' Deal-A-Meal cards... Richard Simmons is a famous and flamboyant fitness guru, who in the 1980s introduced a diet plan that included cards to bargain for certain types of foods. The plan was called Deal-A-Meal.

    • Episode Title: Mad Tony: The Food Warrior The title of this episode, the opening scene and the closing scene are all parodies of the 1982 Australian blockbuster Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, which starred Mel Gibson.

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  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • A good start

    By JieshengLi, Yesterday

  • One of the best food shows of all time

    By brewsblingsteen, Jul 27, 2007

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