Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Season 5 Episode 17


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Aug 24, 2009 on Travel Channel

Episode Recap

Anthony starts his journey at Brett and Remy's cattle ranch and the three discuss how financially unstable ranching is in today's modern world. Anthony is treated to a hearty country breakfast and afterward explore the ranches grazing land. Next Anthony meets famous local artist Russel Chatam who after national fame resides quietly in Montana. Anthony also meets with local Dan Lauren at a local bar and discuss the changing face of Livingston, Montana. Chatam discusses how he came to Montana and as an artist how strange Livingston locals found him. Next Anthony eats pasties a local stuffed bread creation at Pinky's restaurant. After wards Anthony and Lauren get wading clothes to go fly fishing. Anthony is thankful he didn't hook himself or anyone else and did manage to catch one fish. Next Anthony meets legendary author and poet Jim Harrison and the two discuss the local reaction to the artist invasion of the sixties and the beauty of Montana. At the 2nd Street Bistro Chef Brian Mengas offers up gourmet meals based on local Livingston ingredients. In the final segment Anthony heads for an outdoor cookout with Tim Bauer a guide of the local country side. The two discuss how the country is dying out due to seasonal land owners who lock up their property and allow the grass to die out. The next and last day of Anthony's trip he helps prepare and enjoys a home cooked meal with his idol Jim Harrison.
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