Anthony Bourdain in Ukraine:
9 Ukrainian Foods Tony Ate
Many people a surprised to learn that the name "Ukraine" comes from an old Slavic term for "borderland." The Polish term Ukrajina, or “the borderland,” first emerged during the 16th century and by the 18th century, the French introduced the name l’Ukraine – a name that was used until the 1990s when "The Ukraine" became the independent nation of "Ukraine..."
Anthony Bourdain in Florence:
Where Tony Ate & Would Have Loved
In the whole wide world, there is perhaps no place on earth that people are more curious to know where Anthony Bourdain ate than in Florence, Italy. You see, Anthony Bourdain visited Florence one, filming one of the final episodes of his career for Parts Unknown. But, it's the only filmed location in Season 12 of the show that was not aired by CNN after Tony's death...
Anthony Bourdain in Romania:
4 Spots Where Tony Ate
There are some places that Anthony Bourdain just got wrong – and Romania is one by his own admission. Anthony Bourdain visited Romania once, to celebrate his friend Zamir's 50th birthday in episode 8 of season 4 of No Reservations. It was his only visit to Romania, which is disappointing as even he acknowledges that the episode doesn't well represent the destination...
Anthony Bourdain in Croatia: 7 Spots Where Tony Ate
There's something wonderful about seeing someone you care about visiting a place that's special to you. For many of us, Anthony Bourdain was a person we cared about – and he opened the world to us, showing destinations that we might have heard of (or even have family from), but maybe never thought to visit...
Anthony Bourdain in Iceland: 7 Spots Where Tony Ate
Over the past decade, Iceland has become a top global destination for travelers. From opportunities to see the northern lights and soak in geothermal spas to a unique culture and cuisine that you can only find on this isolated island in the Atlantic, Iceland has a lot to offer – so it's no surprise that there are some fantastic spots and interesting dishes on the list of places visited by Anthony Bourdain in Iceland...
Anthony Bourdain in Finland: 6 Spots Where Tony Ate (& Drank)
I always love when I've visited somewhere Anthony Bourdain visited at the same time of year he did; it creates this special connection through space and time. That's how I felt watching the episode where Anthony Bourdain visits Finland; he spent time there during the frigid winter of 2011-2012; I did the same just after the new year in 2013 – and yes, it really is as cold as he suggests in his episode...
Anthony Bourdain in Sweden: 4 Spots Where Tony Ate
"Sweden: it's more than just meatballs!" declares Anthony Bourdain in the opening scenes of the Sweden episode. Despite a deep-seated hatred of ABBA – one that is entirely unsupported by the Swedes he meets –, Tony travels to the land of IKEA, meatballs, and reindeer to show us his unique perspective...
Anthony Bourdain in Copenhagen:
4 Spots Where Tony Ate
In the summer of 2013, I boarded a plane from London to Copenhagen nursing a raging hangover. Meeting up with my best friend from college, we spent a weekend exploring the best Copenhagen has to offer – we saw sights like Tivoli and Christiania, we ate incredible food, and we soaked up the sunshine in one of the happiest places on earth. Little did I know that I was there just two weeks after Anthony Bourdain...
Anthony Bourdain in Amsterdam:
12 Spots Where Tony Ate
"It's like the European version of Bangkok – a very high threshold for bad behavior," says Anthony Bourdain, strolling down the streets of Amsterdam. When you think of Amsterdam, you might have similar ideas in mind: the city is well known for its red light district, its green-friendly cafes, and as a place where travelers can come have experiences that aren't legal in many other parts of Europe.
Anthony Bourdain in Greece:
The Complete Country Guide
It's hard to understate how deeply you feel the weight of history in Greece. While other destinations – Iraq, Egypt, and Mexico spring to mind – lay claim to earlier civilizations, the Western world is undoubtedly still affected by the earliest culture that developed in the Greek empire. You can see it all around you when exploring Greece, and taste it in the dishes and flavors on the plate when eating there...