Bourdain’s Field Notes

It was a dream come true to actually hang out with my hero and (for better or worse) early role model for the filming of the Miami episode of Parts Unknown. Now some grumpy **** is going to point out, “Wait a minute. Iggy’s not from Miami! He wasn’t born here! What the ****?”

True enough. But who in Miami WAS born in Miami? Believe me, we explore that exact issue in this episode, with people who proudly WERE born here.

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