To: Liberty Valance; Tax-chick; skinkinthegrass
I must admit that I kind of like his show. Yes, he often comes across a bit smarmy but I like that he tries and eats all sorts of different authentic foods from around the world. I like that he goes off the beaten track, gets down and dirty and personal with the natives and away from the touristy areas and gives the viewers an insight to the real local cuisines, the very exotic and the not so exotic, but none the less, some really good food. I also like that hes not afraid to be non-PC sometimes and call it the way he sees it even if I sometimes disagree with his political bent.
If I had unlimited money and time and wasnt so afraid to be killed or getting food poisoning or some sort of exotic disease in some very remote location with little or no available modern medical care, I have to admit that this would be a great way to live. Id love to travel the world, go off the beaten track, get to know the people and experience their culture and their cuisine as long as I could come back home in one piece with all my intestines in tack. : )
Andrew Zimmerman does sort of the same sort of thing but his focus seems to be more of finding the most grossest and most disgusting foods of the country or area, not necessarily the best food like Bourdain does.
To: MD Expat in PA
Id love to travel the world, go off the beaten track, get to know the people and experience their culture and their cuisine as long as I could come back home in one piece with all my intestines intact.
I'm put off by the lack of civilized bathroom facilities in most of the world. I enjoy the travel programs, books, and magazines in my secure and sanitary bubble!
posted on 05/30/2012 5:33:13 AM PDT
(I love you for your perspicacity.)
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