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Hendrix - the best Indian I've eaten was in Wellington.
Houston has the largest vietnemese population in the US hence a gazillion fantastic spots. Still eating my way through it all when I visit.
Also, hippies and then hipsters have done us all a service by revitalizing american cuisine. There is much to hate about the way it's evolved, ,but let's give credit where due.
Boarding a flight to Detroit...can't find much online other than the fact that Flava Flav has opened a fast food chicken and ribs place. APK help me out here.
Regis I'm not sure what you're referring to as far as Bourdain's tirades but he's always been pretty vocal about his lefty views (if that's what you meant). I like that he devotes a portion of his shows to talking to locals about culture/politics. Food doesn't exist in a vacuum and he seems to like discussing that aspect without going overboard with it.
OTOH the segments with musicians are generally godawful. He tends to turn on the groupiemeter to 11, it's quite painful to watch
Get a slice of pizza.
I know a spot you should try
deep fried pork intestines
I just want to have some snow crab legs cooked in Sprite and butter, corn on the cob and a tall glass of Arnold Palmer with lots of ice right now.
1) I actually prefer the montreal bagel, toasted, with tons of butter, or some cream cheese. Or both. For anything requiring toppings, though? Yes, the NY bagel is superior.
2) Truth. We also (in the US) pasteurize everything. On the one hand, we have less tasty food. On the other hand, we are less likely yo get the runs. It's really a cost-benefit analysis.
3) It's been going strong for at least a decade, as its own thing, and now it's been co-opted into the whole gastropub thing as well. Also, they invariably taste like burgers, which people like, but sound more sophisticated, which is also attractive to a lot of people. So, all win, and it's not going away anytime soon.
I'm with jet. I am Chinese and grew up with Italians, so organ meats were not foreign to me - heart, tripe, kidneys, etc... were all part of my regular diet. But I just don't love the texture. I'm not squeamish about it, nor do I get a kick out of eating something exotic. I don't bother ever ordering organ meat dishes because I simply am not a huge fan of them, and if I am going to spend money anyway, I may as well not go for something I am 90% not going to like.
The first episode of No Reservations I ever saw on first run was his trip to "The Greek Islands", in which he mercilessly roasted the local customs and food and style ("It looks like a Dress Barn exploded.") That's actually what made me like him. If I want to watch a good food show for the food, I'm not sure it would be hosted by Bourdain, who says a lot of non-descriptive stuff like "This is good, really good.", and "Excellent, this is really excellent."
Parker doesn't like his attitude. But anyone who knows the two of us irl knows that Parker is a real mensch, and I'm an asshole.
Montreal vs NY pastrami. Ready, fight!
Regarding offal: if it's a traditional offal dish that's meant to use offal, I'm more likely to enjoy it. If it's a dish that someone's trying too hard to incorporate offal into... probably not.
re. Ethiopian food has totally caught on. The problem is that there are a lot of really bad Ethiopean restaurants, and I think that that can turn people unfamiliar with the food, off. Also, and this is purely personal, I get super hungry an hour after eating it. Maybe I'm just conditioned to more fatty food. Both it and Indian food can be delicious, but they never leave me feeling satisfied (put it this way, of all French foods, I like the potato and cheese heavy, baked dishes of Normandy most.)
Re. vegetarians, vegans, paleo. My issue is not with the food itself. There are some great vegetarian traditions - Chinese Buddhists have done great things with walnuts and legumes. My problem is with the idea that anyone would voluntarily give up some foodstuff on principle, period. To me, it's unfathomable. It's like saying "I will no longer accept blowjobs." Sorta a huge killjoy in life.
Really? You're unable to fathom why somebody might derive more pleasure in life knowing that animals aren't being slaughtered just for their own food supply than the pleasure from eating the meat itself?
Don't get me wrong, I am not in that camp, but I can certainly understand why some people would arrive at this decision.
Edit: Regarding Indian food, I'm surprised that you don't feel satisfied longer. When I go down to my mother-in-laws most of the dishes (all of which are vegetarian) usually have healthy helping of ghee. Then when all is said and done it's ample amounts of full fat yogurt over some rice and spicy pickle. Usually keeps me sated for a while.
I don't eat human flesh on principle. No but really, not eating something on principle seems a pretty normal concept to me. Not that I don't eat meat. Paleo diets piss me off though.
Also, Indian food is often very very fatty. Too fatty for me, usually. I often feel very "heavy" after eating a curry.
I've been eating paleo/primal for about a year and really like it. of course, being overly dogmatic or preachy about it will just suck every ounce of joy out of dining life... and your friends will all hate you. So I sort of loosely follow it, not gonna turn down fresh baked baguette if it's there. but, I have come to enjoy stuff I hadn't really tried much of before like grass-fed meats, wild game, pasture eggs, coconuts, etc. Weird maybe, but works for me.
and oh, I still like to watch Bourdain, but I just think he's slipped into a rut of getting hammered and eating hot dogs on every show.
I'm the exact opposite.
Where I've been it always comes served on bread (Injera) and the dishes don't LOOK that big, but I don't think we've ever finished them off. Ever. Always leave feeling super full and defeated by the meal.
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