His Vancouver appearance was no let down and more humorous than the Just For Laughs Kelowna show. It was a casual event with Bourdain talking about his travels with the occasional video clip, including new footage, to provide examples. For instance, the Travel Channel network will not allow drugs to be shown on their programs. Bourdain explained how he eludes the red tape. He cut to a clip of the Jamaica episode with a local’s face shown from the nose up. A mysterious smoke surrounded the man’s head and was emerging from an unknown source at the bottom of the screen. His point: avoid showing the substance. However, I am interested to see the future No Reservations episode that is based in Amsterdam as most of the show may be edited with faces only half shown and the occasional Dutch specialty being devoured in a fit of munchies.
|Bourdain being pummelled by El Guappo, a Mexican Wrestler|
(As published in the Phoenix Newspaper, UBC Okanagan)