The recent thread on shark fin banning resulting in a possible black market had me recall the No Reservations episode this season where he goes to the Ukraine. I thought there was a scene where Anthony Bourdain goes to a market with his friend Amir who buys some legal caviar. Bourdain tries the caviar and hates it, he then says something about the black market and produced what looked like a tin of illegal Beluga caviar which he proceeded to eat on TV.
I can't believe that Bourdain did this! I thought as an ex-chef he would respect the fact that we have to better manage our food sources, rather than flaunting the current attempts to save the beluga sturgeon. People will see that scene and think "well he's obviously still eating the stuff so why shouldn't I?"
My estimation of Bourdain fell a lot after seeing that scene. So I hope someone can tell me I was mistaken and that he did not eat black market beluga caviar?