Bourdain’s Field Notes

BRAZIL, June 2014—I try and go to Brazil whenever I can find an excuse. And the fact that I haven’t made a show in the city of Salvador since A Cook’s Tour, over 12 years ago, seemed like reason enough for another visit. Salvador is all the best things about the country boiled down into a thick, spicy African stew. It’s mystical, magical, incredibly colorful, and has its own choreography that we worked hard to capture.

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“This is Salvador da Bahia, city of 3 million people, first capital of Brazil. The wellspring for everything African and spicy, where things seem to just sway and move constantly. It’s a place where everybody is sexy, where even the ugly people are hot.”

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