Season 7 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.
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.
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.
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.
Because it's never too early to plan Thursday night... two months from now.