A trip to Rio de Janeiro proves stressful for Anthony, who is nervous about his wife, Ottavia, competing in a jujitsu match. To unwind, he enjoys the Brazilian cocktail caipirinhas and a pork sandwich in Ipanema; and later, learns about improvements made in the shanty town Rocinha. Finally, the Bourdains enjoy a home-cooked stew made with filet mignon, garlic, onion, tomato, farofa and feijoada.
Tony tours the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy with Italian-trained chef Michael White. The two rent a red Ferrari and cruise across the region, sampling culatello, balsamic vinegar, Sangiovese wine and a variety of Italian cheeses.
Tony Bourdain kicks off the ninth and final season in Austin during the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive Festival. He hangs out with the band Sleigh Bells and enjoys some of the city's unusual culinary offerings, from offal tacos and dove enchiladas to fried shrimp heads and goat neck.