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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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I'd like to add a few names to your list, Cape Chef.

Alice Waters
Bill Neal
Edna Lewis

The reason these chefs are to be respected is because they took what they knew of their own culture and background, found what made it unique and distinctive and presented it in a way that resonated with their public. They, and their foods, are all the genuine article--not just a dressed-up costume from another place.

Remember what Dorothy said when returning from Oz--"If I ever need to go looking for my heart's desire, I only need look in my own back yard."
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