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Dec 22, 2008 02:07 PM

Man Samples 102 Cuisines in 102 days, all near Los Angeles

Calif. Man Samples 102 Cuisines in as Many Days

Culinary Tourist Eats Around the World Around LA

Here's a link to his blog where he reports on each dining experience:

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  1. That's a shame that it came to an end. The guy wrote a query on the SF board recently looking for more options.

    1. Vatican city?

      More publicity stunt than food fanatic. Of course he's going to write about it and jam it down our throats. If would be cool if some ate in 102 different countries in 102 days just because he wants to and doesn't want to profit if off it.

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      1. re: Ericandblueboy

        What's wrong with writing about it? Would it be even better if he did it and didn't even tell anyone about it?

        1. re: Frodnesor

          Nothing wrong with writing about if you're passionate about the food. But he did it just so he can write a book and profit from it. What are his credentials? Anyone can eat at 102 different restaurants in 102 days. Can you taste the nuance between good food and bad food from102 different cultures? I doubt anyone can. This is pure BS.

          1. re: Ericandblueboy

            Why does someone have to have credentials to eat? What's wrong with writing a book and profiting from something, as long as it's interesting?

            1. re: Ericandblueboy

              Anybody that tries 102 different foods and writes in detail about each of them is clearly passionate about food. Have you actually read any of it? I just started to, and found it to be a pretty fun read. I don't think the guy remotely pretends to be an expert on every different food culture nor would he have to be to be capable of writing in an entertaining fashion on the experience. What kind of "credentials" do you think should be required to have a blog?

              1. re: Frodnesor

                Yes, he never claimed to be any kind of expert. In fact, his writings often showed his inquisitiveness through fresh eyes. Going through as many cuisines as he did in such a short span of time, it was no wonder he ran into so many untried cuisines.

                I was a little skeptical at first, but after a few reads, I was cheering Noah on after each and every read. I hope he decides to do another epic food journey - any kind - as I think he can only get better with each try...

          2. re: Ericandblueboy

            Way to just spout off. He's actually a solid poster, who wrote about each experience very well. But hey, let's just cr*p on it because it's so much easier that way.

          3. He's been posting about his journey on the LA board. Here's a link to his list of threads,

            1. Wow - didn't know blowhards would down LA poster noahbites so badly without looking into what he has actually done first. Noah has posted regularly on the LA boards and is a passionate eater with a very discriminating palate, yet is also adventurous and open to just about any cuisine. We followed his journey almost on a daily basis through his LA posts as well as his blogsite. He even made it on to one of the local public radio stations (KPCC in Pasadena). He searched high and low, fought through illness that would have stopped most in their tracks, and still reported on all of his finds.

              To mindlessly rip a guy and attempt to tarnish his reputation for for no better reason than to lash out only lends to the lack of credibility of the source...

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              1. re: bulavinaka

                It was a terrific journey, a terrific read, and I was sorry to see it end.

                1. re: bulavinaka

                  Agree entirely! Since there are posts about the places that he's been to, folks that disagree with his (or anyone's) opinion should feel free to offer their alternative critique of the food -- go eat at those places if they haven't and tell us why the food wasn't good. In fact, if someone thinks that there are good reasons that his opinions are not credible, it becomes even more imperative to make those specific and detailed points about the food on the respective threads, so that we can all avoid culinary disaster.