Now in its 10th season, Parts Unknown could have been forgiven for kicking back and banking CNN checks with a tried-and-true routine, but it most certainly has not. If anything, the show has gotten better with time. Anchored by food-entertainment polymath Anthony Bourdain -- who, it should be noted, was a fine chef at New York City’s Les Halles before his breakout 2000 volume, Kitchen Confidential, set him on a path to bona fide stardom -- Parts remains true to the showman’s sleight-of-hand that probably got its predecessor No Reservations greenlit in the first place. This is a show about food in the same way that The Shining is a movie about hotel management, which is to say: nominally, if at all. Sure, Bourdain eats, but you can find better food porn in most of the shows that dot this list. Parts Unknown’s truer focus is telling stories about the ways communities build, nurture, and examine themselves.