There’s something real about a person who tells it like it is.

No pretense. No apparent accountability and not beholden to authority.

And when you mix in a sordid past and fondness for all things vice, you end up with Anthony Bourdain — kind of like the Bronx colliding with Paris.

The result: pure entertainment.

If you haven’t seen it yet, his show on the Travel channel ‘Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations’ is a slick production of music and glossy camerawork covering world travel, but focused primarily on food and the people that make it a life-long passion.

When Bourdain says something is good, I tend it believe it that much more. The man does not mince words, thankfully. It’s a refreshing change in a world full of superficial food, home and travel channels… “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” comes to mind… stupidly brash and the monster truck of food shows.

Maybe I’m alone here (although perhaps not as one of his 2007 episodes was nominated for an Emmy Award), but I think it’s a pretty entertaining show, and highly recommend it.

Clinton shoots videos for Stark Insider. San Francisco Bay Area arts, Ingmar Bergman and French New Wave, and chasing the perfect home espresso shot 25 seconds at a time (and failing). Peloton: ClintTheMint. Camera: Video Gear