The crafts are enjoying a great revival, receiving serious attention from critics, designers, and tastemakers. Anthony Bourdain’s new series Raw Crafts is a timely and engaging discussion on the way artists in this country preserve workmanship and think about the crafts. Bourdain who has come to fame with his passion for food is equally passionate about craftsmanship and the artisans represented in his this new show. In the first episode he visits the Syracuse-based workshop of Borough Furnace, a metal casting workshop, which produces finely-crafted and sustainable cast iron skillets of the type any chef would love to have. In the second episode, Bourdain presents Frank Shattuck who creates perfectly crafted bespoke suits, which he crafts with a careful eye and delicate hand stitching, each takes at least 60 hours to finish and Shattuck typically completes only 10-15 suits a year. Raw Crafts brings crafts that preserve history and make you think differently about the world of handcraftsmanship.