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Jul 26, 2005 02:14 PM

A Cook's Tour- How to be a Carioca

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Just remembered this one. But one of my favorite episodes was with the Carioca in Brasil. At the end of the show, I noted that the Carioca guy died somehow. Anyone had any information? That was a very entertaining lifestyle the guy was living in Brazil

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  1. I remembered noticing that too after my 2nd or 3rd time of catching that episode. How sad. I loved that episode, among many others, and always think of that bronzed, carefree dude whenever I hear "carioca" uttered in a Brazilian song. I don't know what happened to him, but I'm pretty sure he lived life to the fullest.

    This coupled w/ Dommy's mention of the France episode below makes me really miss A Cook's Tour...Almost makes me want to get Tivo to record those airings at 4am.

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    1. re: Carb Lover

      Get a TiVo, I guarantee you will not regret it. TiVo is one of the best inventions of recent times (along with the iPod). I set the new Bourdain series on "season pass" and now it's recording the 7pm airing each week, and I don't have to think about it or remember to record it. Too bad there's nothing worth TiVoing on the Food Network anymore.

      1. re: Debbie W.

        Yeah, I have almost every episode of A Cook's Tour on Tivo right now. I need a DVD burner to hook up so I can rip them in high quality (plus free up the hours on my TiVo Hard drive).

        I also found a "BitTorrent" type site on the net where I was able to download the entire two seasons of ACT's. Granted, I never did this movie-downloading stuff before, but its out there on the grey market. Took a REALLY long time to download and the quality wasn't that great when I ripped the episodes on DVDs on my computer.

        1. re: Debbie W.

          Totally agree with Debbie (On both counts... I ADORE my ipod!!) on Tivo being SO worth it!!

          Not only can you get a season pass of a cooks tour shown at 4am (Complete with AB promos telling you thank you for watch FN... LOL!!!) but you can also easily record, rewind, fast forward and pause your favorite cooking shows so you can take down the recipes and COMPLETE notes(I recently made a Rick Bayless Mexican Corn Chowder from the 3rd season of Mexico One Plate at a Time! And I plan to make a America's Test Kitchen Chocolate Bundt Cake soon!).

          I totally consider it another wonderful kitchen appliance... :)


      2. The Carioca guide, Fabio, I think his name was, was shot dead in a carjacking incident in his native Rio. At least that's what I've read on A Cook's Tour's message board the first time it aired.