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Anthony Bourdain to Eat Bear Meat, Talk Trump on ‘Parts Unknown’ Season 11

The special extended episode premieres April 29

Anthony Bourdain relaxes in a chair outdoors in Newfoundland.
Anthony Bourdain in Newfoundland.

Parts Unknown, chef-turned-globetrotting television host Anthony Bourdain’s CNN series, returns for Season 11 on Sunday, April 29, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. An extended premiere episode will take Bourdain to West Virginia, where he will analyze the state’s “proud, often misunderstood culture,” according to a press release.

The excursion to West Virginia may be Bourdain’s take on the genre of getting in touch with, and trying to understand, supporters of America’s 45th president. “Residents candidly discuss their staunch views on the second amendment, Donald Trump, life beyond the coal industry, and the reclamation of West Virginian cuisine,” per the release. As for that cuisine, Bourdain will dig in to snapping turtle patties, squirrel gravy, “pawpaw ice cream,” spaghetti pie, and bear meat.

Season 11 brings Bourdain diehards eight new episodes. Following the excursion to West Virginia, Parts is off to Uruguay, Newfoundland, Armenia, Hong Kong, Berlin, rural Louisiana for a Cajun Mardi Gras celebration, and Bhutan.

Ahead of the new season, CNN plans to air Parts Unknown Prime Cuts, looking back at Season 10, on Sunday, April 22, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Viewers can dig deeper into each new episode via Bourdain’s Explore Parts Unknown website.

Season 11 of CNN Original Series “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” Launches Sunday April 29 [Official]
Explore Parts Unknown [Official]
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All Anthony Bourdain Coverage [E]