Anthony Bourdain is back.
Season nine of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” will kick off on April 30 with a trip to Los Angeles.
The series will premiere with “an alternative tour of Los Angeles,” wherein Bourdain will visit some of the city’s often-overlooked Latino neighborhoods. He will sample Mexican and Oaxaqueno food and go out to dinner with Danny Trejo.
Other highlights from the rest of the season include a boat festival in Laos, hanging out with penguins in Antarctica and dining with bedouins in the desert of Oman. And of course the host will sample plenty of unique food during his travels, including pig tripe in Porto, blood sausage in Queens and a popular dish of seared wild mushrooms and foie gras with raw egg yolk in San Sebastian.
For those who want to catch up on all of Bourdain’s adventures over the past season, CNN will air a special on April 23 at 9 p.m. ET. In the hour-long special, Bourdain will answer executive producer Chris Collins’s questions on his favorite memories from the last season and what fans can expect from season nine.
This season, fans will be able to dive deeper into every Bourdain episode with Explore Parts Unknown. Bourdain’s newly-launched travel website will feature articles and recommendations on how the host traveled and where he ate while filming new episodes.
New episodes of “Parts Unknown” will air Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.