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CNN's Bourdain: tense visit to Libya made for "best piece of work"

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Calling it "the best piece of work I've ever been part of," CNN's resident foodie/adventurer/cynic-poet Anthony Bourdain -- who'll attend the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago to talk and sign books Sunday and Monday, May 19 and 20 -- recently posted online a summary of his visit to Libya for a segment of his new program "Parts Unknown."

"Some of that pride comes from recalling how difficult it was," he wrote. "My crew and I are not exactly seasoned veterans when it comes to shooting in "conflict zones". We had to adapt to a whole new style of shooting--where prior preparation, instead of being a religion--became a security risk. Destinations couldn't/shouldn't--to the greatest extent possible -- know we were coming. We had to learn to keep moving, spending only a short period at each location before moving on. We changed hotels frequently, spent as little time as possible milling about between vehicle and destination, refrained from social media, rarely went out for dinner off-camera."

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