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Scenes From Anthony Bourdain’s Trip to West Texas on ‘Parts Unknown’

The author/TV host filled up on Tex-Mex delicacies during his trip to Marfa and its environs

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This Sunday, October 21, CNN will air the Parts Unknown episode chronicling Anthony Bourdain’s trip to West Texas. Some new clips from this episode show Bourdain breaking bread with farmers and cowboys, while discussing the local way of life and the area’s relationship with Mexico. Like many of the best Parts Unknown chapters, it looks like Bourdain’s dining agenda mostly included home-cooked meals, although he clearly made time for a few gas station tacos. During his tour of the farmlands in and around Marfa, Bourdain also feasted on chile rellenos, buttermilk biscuits, pozole, and barbacoa.

The West Texas episode was filmed back in the spring, just a few months before Anthony Bourdain died. Like the previous three installments of the show, this one won’t feature full narration from the host, because the episode was not completed before the Kitchen Confidential author’s death. Next week, CNN will air a new episode covering the Lower East Side, and the following week, the network will premiere a series-finale tribute to the late author/TV host.

Check out scenes from the West Texas episode below, and stay tuned for a roundup of the best moments after the show airs on Sunday evening.

Video: How Mexican is West Texas?

Video: Bourdain eats everything in West Texas

Video: The Dream of the American West

Video: In the Home Kitchen in Marfa

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