Back in 2000, I was a recent college grad armed with a degree in fashion design that I certainly wasn’t using in my web design job. I knew the internet was something that I wanted to be a part of and it was exciting to work with designers from Carnegie-Mellon and coders who were also learning what HTML could offer the world. The Y2K hoopla was all for naught and everyone and their mothers were making dot-com new money. I spent some of mine traveling to Tokyo, buying cute stuff I don’t need, and reading Kitchen Confidential while eating $5 bowls of ramen. The travel bug bit me and all I knew was that I wanted to learn more about Anthony Bourdain and his grit. When I read A Cook’s Tour the following year, I realized that that’s what I wanted to do: to keep traveling—but also travel to eat. I started obsessively writing about food and travel (my first domain, ext212.com, was purchased in 1999) because I so wanted to be like Bourdain. Because of him, I wanted to learn and experience other people’s cultures and traditions through the food they eat. I even sent in a video to… Read full this story
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