The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, the media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective city, town, province, country. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain Mississippi Delta for his show, Parts Unknown Season 3 Episode 7 (originally aired May 18, 2014):
DISH – Smokes and Ears
WHAT IS IT?
Smokes are smoked sausage sandwiches and Ears are pig’s ear
Big Apple Inn is located in a rundown area along Farish
Street in Jackson Mississippi.
DISH – Mississippi Delta Cuisine
WHAT IS IT?
Mississipi Delta Cuisine refers to food that is
traditionally prepared and consumed in this side of the Mississippi River
Delta. The most characteristic of Mississippi Delta food are the Hot Tamales.
Other favorites include Delta vegetable salad, potato fries, crispy fried
shrimp and steaks.
Unfortunately, this restaurant has since closed its doors.
ANTHONY BOURDAIN MISSISSIPPI DELTA NOTES
At John Currence’s Lamar Lounge, Anthony Bourdain shared a meal of pit-smoked whole hog barbecue with writers from Mississippi. Their meal included freshly-baked cornbread, biscuits, pulled pork from the whole hog barbecue, sweet jerk chicken and brisket. Lamar Lounge closed in 2016 and reopened as Fat Eddie’s, but closed again in 2017.
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