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Old 12-05-2016, 06:45 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I love Japanese everything for food, so I am not surprised he chose Tokyo as his favorite city to eat.

Regarding vegetarianism, many poor people are vegetarian, but not by choice. Meat is too expensive.

In Mexico, poor people's staple diet is beans, corn tortillas, corn, squash, chilies, tomatoes, avocado, and eggs. Maybe cheese once in awhile. Meat on very few occasions. I'm sure this happens in many countries.
One perfectly round cantaloupe was on sale for $25 (for just the one) in the 1980's in Tokyo. I saw it.

Meat was mostly quite a bit less expensive by comparison.

The cantaloupe did have a little gold-colored bow on top of it, though.
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Old 12-06-2016, 07:42 AM
 
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One perfectly round cantaloupe was on sale for $25 (for just the one) in the 1980's in Tokyo. I saw it.

Meat was mostly quite a bit less expensive by comparison.

The cantaloupe did have a little gold-colored bow on top of it, though.
Yes, I do know fruit is extemely expensive in Japan. It may not be feasible to be a vegetarian there. Maybe only where there is an abundance of fruit and vegetables?
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:38 AM
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One perfectly round cantaloupe was on sale for $25 (for just the one) in the 1980's in Tokyo. I saw it.

Meat was mostly quite a bit less expensive by comparison.

The cantaloupe did have a little gold-colored bow on top of it, though.
Well there you go that made it worth the $25 price tag.
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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I thought he had planned to move to Hoi An, Vietnam at some point?
Yes seemed like he enjoyed Vietnam a lot also.
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Old 12-06-2016, 05:30 PM
 
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Well there you go that made it worth the $25 price tag.
high-ticket produce in japan is usually from specialty growers who treat their crops kinda like japanese ranchers do their kobe beef. it's not the same thing as a regular ol' cantaloupe or strawberry or banana.
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:29 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Surprised he never went to Guatemala, Venezuela, Suriname, Bolivia, Nigeria, Kenya, Norway, Poland, Bulgaria, Nepal, Mongolia and Papua.
I was looking at the blanks on the map, I'm particularly surprised he missed Mongolia. I could easily visualize him eating yakmeat with a family in a yurt out on the grasslands.
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Surprised he never went to Guatemala, Venezuela, Suriname, Bolivia, Nigeria, Kenya, Norway, Poland, Bulgaria, Nepal, Mongolia and Papua.
Why would he go to Norway? I mean...their food certainly doesn't seem too appealing. Sorta like Dutch food. Ew.

Venezuela is just way too dangerous for foreigners.

Btw this map is more complete:
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:30 PM
 
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Why did he have to take his own life? It's such a tragedy...
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Why did he have to take his own life? It's such a tragedy...
Depression.
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Old 06-19-2018, 02:15 PM
 
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He is right about that point however. Being a vegetarian is a upper class first world thing. Poor people don't have that privilege to say no to eating meat, even in America. I understand being a vegetarian because you think it's the right thing, I admire that. However you really are missing out on a lot of truly incredibly tasty food. I'm sorry but animals just taste delicious.
People that ONLY eat meat are missing out the most though. Man there are so many amazing fruits and veggies that are delicious by themselves and also go really well with many meats and add to the flavor. Also we all know being a meatetarian is a great way to end up in a pine box at a young age.
Meat is so cheap in America because of government subsidies on corn and other things.
What I can't stand is that people wouldn't question diet preferences based on religion but wouldn't think twice about sharing their opinion on vegetarianism or veganism.
India has more vegetarians than any other country, but they're that way for religious reasons.
On the topic of Bourdain I think for the vegetarian option in one of the special Thanksgiving themed episode he prepared boiled carrots. I don't think that is the best of what a chef of his caliber can do and I'm not sure where the hostility to vegetarians is coming from.
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