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I was watching "A Cook's Tour" last night and I was engrossed the whole show. This is what I would like to do after I graduate from J&W. I truly respect Anthony Bourdain, he is going out on the edge of the culinary world sampling various cultures foods and cusuine(sp?). What better way to learn about a people and their culture then to sit at the table with them and eat what they eat. Food is the one thing that everyone in the world has in common and what better way to "break the ice" then to eat with people you dont know. I have also watched Bobby Flay's show, but I don't care for it. When I've watched the show and hes on with another chef, I get the feeling from the way he talks and acts towards them that he is looking down on them and I feel he shows absolutely zero respect.
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Bacchus - I've never heard Suzanne talk down to anyone.

Traveling to another country, true, is a way to learn native food culture and CUISINE. But, if you travel within the US, in the pockets of different cultures we have here, and get invited to eat in people's homes, I think you'd find more 'authentic' food being prepared there.

My martial arts instructor, a Japanese/Hawaiian, owned a Japanese restaurant/sushi bar, with all the typical teriyaki/shabu-shabu/tempura dishes we're all used to. But go to his home to eat, and we would learn what Japanese and Hawaiian food was really all about; all the family dishes that would never make it to a restaurant.
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