Winners fed us poetry, a story about turning from vegetarianism to the flesh-eating dark side, even a kind of OCD-fueled ramble. All very impressive.
The last is from Justin Lanz, a fan of the food-stoked group hug, a kind of We Are The World with edibles. Just remember to wash all traces of pho and tongue tacos from your hands before mingling, please.
Bourdain's love for both high end cuisine and the streetside bowl of pho
or greasy tongue tacos shows that great food brings the world together. His
book inspired me to enter into cooking and he's helped me understand that a
simple meal can transcend family and strangers, even cultures, to bring us
together and remind us of our humanity.
Thanks, Justin. See you tonight.