How was your experience?
Chef Joseph was very scattered in his presentation and really lacked focus. Very impressed with himself, listed a confusing array of his qualifications/experiences and seemed interested only in tangentially in members of the group. Would be grateful improved with a less frenetic presentation and a introduction to what the tour will be like. Enjoyed the tour of the grocery stores in the neighborhood and found being ushered into tsotchke shops to browse offensive. There was no context for these visits. I was also disconcerted by the inappropriate and prejudicial comments about "lazy" "fat" Americans who don't know how to eat. Even criticized people for walking too slowly, commenting that "I walk fast" and "I only sleep 3 hours" per nite and that's why I got somewhere and you won't. I do understand the need to proud of your culture and accomplishments, but context was lacking.