A quick ranking of the top five professions in the world:
- Beer Sommelier
- Roller Coaster Tester
- NFL Long Snapper
- Panda Nanny
- Being Anthony Bourdain
Bourdain, the chef-turned-CNN nomad, travels to all corners of the earth in search of cool foods to eat. That’s it. On the porniest of food porn shows like No Reservations and Parts Unknown, Bourdain noshes on noodles in Hong Kong, feasts on fish tacos in Austin, and consumes cobra heart in Vietnam. He does all of this with an undeniable swagger that says, “I’m hungry, let’s go find some warthog anus to eat.”
If you’ve ever wanted to eat your way around the world like Bourdain—save for the warthog anus—now you can. The Kitchen Confidential author has just launched Explore Parts Unknown, a mobile-first travel site that’s a collaboration between CNN and Roads & Kingdoms. The experience is simple, but immersive: Pick your destination and you’ll have access to loads of professional recipes, “perfect day” blogs, bar diaries, hotel dispatches, and gorgeous videos specific to that city.
“We only cover so much in my show–it’s a very first-person, very personal essay in a place that often only covers one aspect of a location,” Bourdain told Fast Company. “Wouldn’t it be great to have Roads & Kingdoms writers fleshing out or providing links, additional content and related stories?”
Yes. Yes it would, Anthony Bourdain.