Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Season 2 Episode 5


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Apr 24, 2006 on Travel Channel



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (in response to trying reindeer meat)
      Tony: If you're slower than me, stupider than me and you taste good--pass the salt!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Tony: Iggy Pop, a hero of mine, has a line in a song that says "I wish life could be Swedish magazines."

      Tony is quoting the song "Five Foot One" from his album New Values in 1979.

    • Tony: By the way, this is a bad place for vegetarians and anyone overly sentimental about reindeer. Look away, Tiny Tim, look away. Just to review, around here the saying goes "Reindeer, it's what's for dinner."

      Tiny Tim refers to a character from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Both reindeer and the story are highly associated with an American Christmas, although no reindeer appear in Dickens' classic.

      "Reindeer, it's what's for dinner" is an allusion to the National Cattleman's Association's advertising campaign for beef.