45. No Reservations (Travel Channel)
Chef/food writer extraordinaire Anthony Bourdain travels far and beyond to experience different cultures and cuisines. How is it different from a million other foodie-goes-around-the-world shows? Try sheep testicles and raw seal eyeball tossed with a healthy dose of profanity, topped with a dash of blows at Emeril Legassi and vegetarians. Oh, and served over a pilaf of AWESOME.
YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
Anthony Bourdain and the No Reservations crew were trapped in Beirut when the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict broke out, but they kept the camera rolling, and the episode resulting from the gutsy move was nominated for an Emmy. Gangster.