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Inside their heads: 'The Mind of a Chef' returns to PBS

Anthony Bourdain hosts “The Mind of a Chef”

Anthony Bourdain hosts “The Mind of a Chef”
Cooking shows sure can make us feel a lot of different ways. Competitions such as "Chopped" or "Top Chef" can get our adrenalin pumping, making us stand up and cheer when our favorite contestants pull off a stunning dish or sit seething with anger when the show's villain (there's always a villain, isn't there?) says or does something especially nasty. The more straight-up cooking shows can make us feel like we're back in school -- in a good way! -- as they teach us delicious new recipes and advanced techniques to make our dinner parties and family meals extra special. Really, though, there aren't a lot of food-related shows out there that really get inside our brains and make us think. Tha...