Final season of “Parts Unknown” filled with culture and cuisine

 Illustration by Megan Rowe

Illustration by Megan Rowe

Although I’ve heard of celebrity chef and world traveler Anthony Bourdain, I’ve never watched him on TV until now.

For those of you who are fans of Bourdain and his other shows, including “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” on the Travel Channel, this show “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” is just for you.

The show started its 12th and final season on Sept. 23, 2018, on CNN. It will be dedicated to Bourdain, who died by suicide at the young age of 61 in June 2018.

Even though Bourdain is greatly missed by all, it will be a true legacy for many years to come.

One thing about the final season premiere was that Bourdain visited Kenya, meeting comedian and television host W. Kamau Bell in the process.

The reason that the two talked was they did interact with each other, such as trying new food including a goat’s head.

Another thing is that, according to a 2018 Eater article “The Best Moments of Anthony Bourdain and W. Kamau Bell’s Trip to Kenya on ‘Parts Unknown’” by Greg Morabito, “Bourdain and Bell go for a ride in a Mad Max-themed matatu, and imagine what their own version of the bus might look like if they opened one in NYC (Wolf Blitzer is involved).”

The buses were in honor of the said names and there was so much DJ music involved.

A group of animals from the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy that safaried in the wild, including rhinos, elephants, tigers and several others, were the final aspects of the show.

According to the Rotten Tomatoes website, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” is certified “fresh” with 97 percent.

For those of you who are interested in examining cuisine, culture and world traveling of any kind like Bourdain did, please consider stopping by the Study Abroad Office located at 138 Kirby Plaza for more information.

If you are suicidal or anyone that you know is, please feel free to call the free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) so that you can seek help.

VoicesJake Laakso