Friday, January 15, 2010

Anthony Bourdain No Reservations goes to Turkey Monday, January 18th, at 10 E/P

I always wanted to go to Turkey . My friends KD Paine of and Lorelle Van Fossen told me about their trips and it seems like a nice place to visit. Today I got an email that Anthony Bourdain is starting the next season of “No Reservations” with turkey.

The episode airing on Monday is described by Travel Channel in this way:

Tony begins his trip in Istanbul hungover after indulging in beverages on the plane. What better way to remedy that than with breakfast? He heads to Kale Cafe for a traditional Turkish breakfast, which is quite different than the normal American morning meal. Eggs, Turkish lamb sausage, cheeses, breads, olives, tomatoes and cucumbers are part of the meal. Interesting fact: the Turkish word for breakfast (kahvaltı) means "before coffee", so a black tea is served with the meal and coffee is drank afterward.
Next, Tony tries the original fast food, Lahmajun, which he affectionately refers to as a "low rent favorite". It's basically a very-thin crusted pizza made with meats, spices, and vegetables. What does it taste like? Tony says, "I've been dialing back on the adjectives on this show. There's only so many when describing food." Does watching Tony try to describe the taste of foods enhance your viewing experience? I'll let you be the judge.
A trip to Turkey just wouldn't be the same without meat on a stick, or as Tony says, "A throbbing missile of love". Despite being really classic stoner food, this stuff is delicious and freshly made. Tony also tries some soggy burgers off the street. I'll leave that one for your imagination.


Hope you will watch. Who know one day there will be a “Eat with Shashi show”?

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