No Reservations returns to cable next month

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Almost a year has passed since Anthony Bourdain’s untimely death, and we don’t miss him any less. Thankfully, we can still watch him via Hulu (seasons 7 and 8 of No Reservations); via Netflix (seasons 7 through 11 of Parts Unknown); and soon, on cable TV again. Ovation network has announced it will air three-hour blocks of seasons 5 through 8 of No Reservations beginning June 6.

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Those episodes will see him travel to Vietnam, Rome, India, Portugal, Beirut, Cuba, and more, and include two holiday specials (seasons 6 and 8). Most bittersweet will be the series finale, set in Brooklyn.

Next to cooking your way through Bourdain’s recipes, rewatching favorite episodes is perhaps the best way to remember him. And while the convenience of streaming is nice—the No Reservations episodes will also be available on the Ovation NOW app—there’s something to be said for making a standing appointment to watch these multi-hour blocks, popcorn bowl in hand.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

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I am not sure if I watch these shows. After he passed, I found myself looking for “clues” at the remaining shows that were on CNN and didn’t enjoy them for what they were, even the one with the staff was tough to watch, while they tried to keep it as a celebration of his life, at times it got a little dark. I remember thinking there was one woman that was having a hard time of handling his death and to this day, I wonder what happened to her?