Anthony Bourdain: author, chef, drunk tweeter…historian?

On a recent episode of PBS’s Mind of a Chef, Bourdain narrated an animated short on the history of rice in South Carolina. The episode, entitled “Rice” dug into the history of the delicious, nutritious grain. The video is beautifully drawn using a relaxed cartoonish style and jazzy piano music.

Mind of a Chef, now in its second season, follows Chefs Sean Brock and April Bloomfield as they explore cooking, history, and more. Bourdain, who serves as both executive producer and narrator, is the brains behind the show. Mind of a Chef airs Saturdays at 7pm ET on PBS.

Watch the video to see where Uncle Ben’s really comes from.

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