Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Season 3 Episode 2


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 08, 2007 on Travel Channel

Episode Recap

Anthony starts his journey with a tour of a local market sampling fruits, vegetables, and fried treats. Next he tries local drinks that promise health and vitality. After wards Anthony heads to whats called a chop bar a restaurant that brings all of Ghanaian food culture under one roof. The next day Anthony heads to the beach for seafood and along with Jake the minister of tourism. They partake in a fish haul, discuss how sometimes the effort doesn't match the intake, and enjoy a fish dinner while talking about the desire for African Americans and Ghanaian to become closer. Later that night at OC market Tony meets Auntie Grace. She's the queen of the market and explains the purpose of the market as relief for late night workers. The next day Anthony visits an elephant sanctuary and comically describes how unprepared he and the crew were for the animals. The park guides had to instruct them to put on dark colors to keep from inciting the elephants. Next Anthony is introduced to the Shay Nut which can be used in a host of products. He watches the women make a dish called casaba which acts as a doughy base for most meals. After wards Anthony heads down the river by boat ride and sees an authentic river village. He enjoys the local version of moonshine and meals though spicy are surprisingly manageable in the heat. Next he travels to the Ashanti kingdom and eats a good rodent for a change and watches Kente cloth being produced. The cloth although associated with all of African culture to be authentic it must come from Ghana Tony explains. While there palm wine is consumed and we see how the bees caught in the trees with the palm fronds are fermented as well and most of them poetically just fly off when plucked from the liquid. In the final segment of the show Anthony is given his own Kente cloth which he vows to keep as a treasure.