4/29: West Virginia

Bourdain digs deep into the proud, often misunderstood culture of West Virginia, as he traverses a 5,000 foot mine, observes the demolition derby–like sport of rock-bouncing and dines on signature Appalachian dishes.

5/6: Uruguay

Bourdain returns to Uruguay after a decade away and finds a progressive nation in the midst of social change, but with evident fragments of its colonial past, most notably in its local cuisine.

5/13: Newfoundland

An exploration of this rocky, east coast Canadian island by Bourdain reveals a magical place abundant in fish and wild game and steeped in distinctive traditions.

5/20: Armenia

Bourdain takes a wide-angle look at the culture and history of this country, heavily influenced by Europe and Russia, with guides musician of Armenian descent Serj Tankian (System of a Down), and historian/Armenian resident Richard Giragosian.

6/3: Hong Kong

Hong Kong, a city that’s always in transition and unapologetically modern has another side…a beautiful one that’s in danger of disappearing entirely.

6/10: Berlin

In Berlin – an anomaly among German metropolises – Bourdain encounters an extremely accepting society, teeming with unbridled creativity, despite a grim history.

6/17: Cajun Mardi Gras

In this celebration of Louisiana’s Cajun culture, complete with Zydeco music and a crawfish boil, Bourdain goes off the beaten path and takes part in the less familiar Mardi Gras traditions.

6/24: Bhutan

Bourdain and film director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan) tour the remote South Asian Kingdom of Bhutan and travel on the winding East/West highway known for its spectacular views of the Himalayan Mountains.

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ABOUT THE SHOW

Season 11 of the top-rated Emmy and Peabody award-winning CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown begins on Sunday, April 29 at 9pm ET/PT with a trip to West Virginia, in a special extended episode.

The eight-episode season, which follows the veteran chef and best-selling author as he travels the globe in a celebration of diverse foods and culture, will also feature tours of Newfoundland, Uruguay, Armenia, Bhutan, Berlin, U.S. Cajun country, and Hong Kong.

SCHEDULE

4/29 9p West Virginia

5/6 9p Uruguay

5/13 9p Newfoundland

5/20 9p Armenia

6/3 9p Hong Kong

6/10 9p Berlin

6/17 9p Cajun Mardi Gras

6/24 9p Bhutan

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