Eating on the Edge of Nowhere
Buddhist Cambodia and Japan (two places destroyed by the US military in the US war on Vietnam and WW II): Taking his obsession with the film Apocalypse Now a little too seriously, Food Network/CNN Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain (addict and author of Kitchen Confidential) sets out for Pailin, in Theravada Buddhist Cambodia, on the Mekong River, in one of the last strongholds of the murderous Khmer Rouge, reputed to be one of the most dangerous towns on earth. It is still full of U.S. landmines maiming and killing many every year decades after America's undeclared, secret war on Cambodia and Laos, unfortunate neighbors of Vietnam. After his journey, he returns to Zen Buddhist Japan or what's left of it after suffering three nuclear scenarios (Nagasaki, Hirsoshima, and Fukushima*) at the hands of the U.S.
[*No one can deny we -- well, not us but the military, private corporations, and clandestine services we support, which together are called the "military-industrial complex" headed by the CIA -- targeted and murdered the civilian populations of the first and second, yet most may still not know how involved we were with causing the third disaster. Look it. We covered the why and how at length.]