Are you a fan of Paul Bowles or William Burroughs? You're about to find out a lot about them tonight.
This is the first episode to go to Africa.
"If you were a bad boy of the time...Tangier was for you." - Bourdain.
Here's that full Burroughs quote you just saw: "As a young child I wanted to be a writer because writers were rich and famous. They lounged around Singapore and Rangoon smoking opium in a yellow pongee silk suit. They sniffed cocaine in Mayfair and they penetrated forbidden swamps with a faithful native boy and lived in the native quarter of Tangier smoking hashish and languidly caressing a pet gazelle.”
"They have a higher tolerance of mad people." - Jonathan Dawson.
"Some people have to leave home to find their home." - Jonathan Dawson. You'll see more of him later, at a fantastic party (in about a half hour).
Get ready for Bourdain's Mick Jagger impression. Coming up!
From Director/Producer Jared Andrukanis: "This place was right around the corner from our hotel, and we ended up eating here at least three times during the entire shoot...it's as amazing as it looks. So damn good. That 'special' juice really loosens up the, um...let's just say it has some medicinal qualities."
So - have you heard of Majoon? You're about to find out how it's made...
The next block begins with an incredible sequence of Bourdain typing Burroughs (and quoting from him). Incredible.