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You know flat on I loved to eat that you may be -- where it's sitting eating some things that perhaps I might -- -- yeah.
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-- thing you know on bizarre foods.
And people who need -- -- that you're the host of bizarre thing is on death Travel Channel own -- it's Monday night at 10 o'clock AM eastern and Pacific.
And half now tell them you feel -- about yourself mean I don't doubt it didn't kind of get a synopsis about it.
Paid a thousand pictures nobody calls you an artist.
Each one bugging you the -- guy forever even though we've only done that in a handful of shows that in red and let it doesn't read -- With people what he is an end and that was intended I believe stories from the fringe of the most interesting ones and what I mean just didn't do we does that culinary anthropologist.
Viewing other cultures through food.
Now you can do that but going to fancy restaurants that's okay you can do that -- -- the -- you know French onion soup in Baghdad.
The same food story everyone's done in Paris.
But why not go to a factory to the greens snails to -- snail caviar -- the next evolution of as cargo in the greatest foods to be -- how it Paris.
It's fantastic being in a -- about this size of your studio time.
Which is for folks at home is is small too big on TV but it's a small room thirty by thirty.
A room where there's you know.
Cup mail male and female snail couples all -- -- -- all time I didn't anonymous there they arm and -- that mate for life and mate for life.
But they they -- very very slowly and that this mail in -- armor on it okay this they have former.
Apparently a few hours because they have to drop eggs into these little -- that they collect.
And when the scale farmers says that these beautiful the sound of the -- no -- that's great television.
Our art show on the AM they didn't attack in Iraq an update for it to act.
I don't think so I think they I don't think it's I think they have a dispatch deal with it it's it's like a breeder you know you you love the puppy -- you move them on.
That our show goes around the world and cultures as diverse as the Pacific -- told the Samoan islands -- going to a city like Mexican going to Pennsylvania to -- shell.
To explore what makes that cold water -- and Elaine yeah oh yeah what's -- hot bed of activity.
-- Our domestic shows are fantastic I love the most is people was most surprised but what goes on their own backyards scrap -- everybody wheels and horror when they see me.
-- it tried in Africa packing up some wild animal's face and putting over an open fire.
But in Pennsylvania they do the same thing -- -- -- for apple never -- says well it's good old Yankee ingenuity.
I I think that I think that food and its context and word and its own terror war -- he's the most fascinating thing in the whole world I think food tell stories about who we are as people our history our culture better than anything else and we all.
We all love it.
So the conversation I just got back from Syria and the conversation we always have about Syria is usually a negative one before you have 700 negative connotation.
Sort of stories before you ever get to a positive one.
I wanted to show people all around the world commercial -- in seven countries.
You know that the people in Syria love the -- the people the world they have incredible food culture and that we should have conversations over heels.
About the things that we have in common not the things not our differences.
This financing that's got a question Steve -- -- and you -- I had a heart.
Yeah you know whether it's okay I didn't try him out that's better.
Better yet on.
Sure McFadden and then -- I just haven't -- any.
But that's okay that's okay at which it isn't about one rise that there is that there's a cultural thing it was a of the food the farrow's was Veronica they learned how to fatten the the -- in the ducks in -- their livers and then they ate them.
This has been the hallmark of great French cuisine with -- thing about it is the way it's become a political football in many cities and our country.
Famously Chicago where they -- and -- -- back for awhile.
I think these things are very interesting to study because I think it says a lot of other people -- their culture we take a look about how they react to certain foods.
In Asia -- many countries in the world where we had a very limited amount of protein resource and and you have incredible poverty yes and you have people still eating out of necessity as opposed to for pleasure that we -- do in our country.
You have people eating anything for protein.
And you don't work for Thomas Keller America's great chef for a couple of years to be here in New York City when he had a restaurant called repel back in the day when I was.
Still working in restaurants.
And he taught us that there's a right -- a long way to cook everything and when you -- a coconut grove in seven different countries around the equator.
You realize well in Ecuador they really know how to cook that little sucker.
In the Philippines they don't really know but they know how to cook grasshoppers would vinegar soy sauce today's -- unit testing delicious so.
As you make your way around the world you begin to do comparative sort of studies on the stuff I think not only of the stories fantastic technology families will be watching the show.
Which you learn a lot about the people in the world in the -- takes.
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All of Thailand and -- yeah.
And much of the -- Flows through here.
He's the biggest market in Bangkok.
When -- -- and I'm looking for some of the ingredients in the city.
Industrial working class neighborhood.
Here one of Bangkok's busy ports.
Here every time I visit.
Always ready for a friendly argument about who.
She wants me to try -- -- that I've seen before but always ignored.
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Money explode -- are in tight calling them what.
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Going assuming you don't -- those seen.
Clean I kinda forgotten.
But I'm up.
Usually not a bad kid that I like when it comes to eating -- It means a great friend agrees with -- even when I don't like something I can have fun Ratzinger about it.
Yeah when you told me that that could happen because I know it's here that I mean it's CNN he got it cool on it'd take to be different verses like some eyeballs him.
-- looks good yeah.
And when you get a piece of fruit that is a challenge to eat whether -- -- jury and whether it says would be whether certain types of melons that are.
More akin -- -- hearts Washington the cantaloupe watermelon of our dreams it becomes a real challenge.
I -- a huge problem that that stuff was just -- and -- and I can just you didn't want us.
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