Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography by Laurie Woolever:
DIANE SCHUTZ: One thing Tony always valued was the camaraderie with the crew, but as time went on, our budgets increased, and you wanted to respect his time, so then he gets his own van to set, and the crew advances for an hour. Well, now he’s just lost an hour in the van with the crew, and he’s just there alone, with a local driver. That’s something I wonder: In later years, was it a factor in maybe not enjoying the shoots as much? On the one hand, we’re trying to make it easier for you, you don’t have to be on set for five hours, but at the same time something is lost, not being around people whom you know and like, and who know and like you.