Tony explores New Orleans and Louisiana's Cajun Country. He visits the Eagle Saloon, a jazz landmark, with New Orleans native Wendell Pierce ("The Wire"), and heads to the Faubourg Tremé with local author Lolis Eric Elie. He later takes a trip on Louisiana's back roads in search of authentic Cajun cuisine and winds up at a crawfish boil.
Season 7, Episode 15
Tony tours the Kurdish regions of Iraq and Turkey. Stops include an amusement park, where he picnics with a local family; and a cemetery, where he pays his respects to the 300,000 Kurds killed under Saddam's regime. He also watches a local wedding, and passes through Mosul, one of the most dangerous cities in Iraq.
Season 7, Episode 14
Tony tours Ukraine with his pal Zamir Gotta. They sample plenty of vodka and try green borscht. Stops include Chernobyl and a former top-secret Soviet site.
The host explores the High Desert of California with rocker Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.
Season 7, Episode 12
Tony visits elBulli, a renowned restaurant in Spain, and gets to cook and dine with Chef Ferran Adria.
Season 7, Episode 11
Italian food and culture is spotlighted when Tony tours Naples. He indulges in pizza, dines with an Italian family, and attends a local wedding with his wife, Ottavia.
Season 7, Episode 10
Tony explores the food culture of Macau, China, which is heavily influenced by more than 400 years of Portuguese rule. Sampled eats include fish-ball soup; a stew of fresh prawns and okra in a curry sauce; and steamed rice noodles in a peanut sauce.
Season 7, Episode 9
Tony tours Cuba with American ex-pat and baseball historian Peter Bjarkman. He also meets renowned photographer Roberto Salas, who captured significant moments of the Cuban Revolution.
The host visits Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, just a few weeks before the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami devastated the nation.
Season 7, Episode 7
Tony visits Boston, exploring the city's rugged mob history with the help of a right-wing radio host. Later, he checks out a Southie boxing ring.
Tony heads to Brazil for a taste of the Amazon's hidden culinary treasures.
Season 7, Episode 5
Bourdain explores the Ozark region and samples local specialties, such as raccoon, venison and squirrel potpie. He also goes fishing with Ozark novelist Daniel Woodrell ("Winter's Bone").
Season 7, Episode 4
Tony visits Vienna for the first time and tries to avoid tourist traps while exploring the local culture.
Season 7, Episode 3
Tony visits Nicaragua. During his stay, he parties with locals in Managua and dines on pig organs in Estelí.
Season 7, Episode 2
Tony travels to Cambodia and learns about local dishes while dining with Cambodian activist and politician Mu Sochua.
Season 7, Episode 1
Season 8 opens in Haiti, as the Caribbean nation continues to rebuild following the devastating earthquake of 2010. While there, the host spends time with actor and humanitarian Sean Penn, who is assisting with local relief efforts.