On Anthony Bourdain in Haiti

“The Haiti episode, which contrasted his tour of the country’s culinary highlights with scenes of its continued blight and poverty, was less a travel show than a kind of multilayered essay on Haiti’s political history, the ethics of tourism, the morality of journalism/voyeurism and the wisdom of well-intentioned efforts. No Reservations is not a news documentary (though it was nominated for a news Emmy a few years ago for an episode on Beirut), but in a way, this was one of the most thoughtful pieces of cultural journalism I’ve watched in a while.” — James Poniewozik, on the Season 7 premiere of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations.

Poniewozik also notes that future episodes in Cambodia and Nicaragua are equally compelling.

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  • ChefP-air April 11, 2011, 10:19 pm

    i look forward to another episode.hopefully this time chef anthony would focus more on food givingthe world a vision of true carribean food exootic fruits and all haiti has to offer …..proverty, political blah blah, disasters..will always exist as it does here in america and every other country in this hemisphere . ty