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Blogger Bites Into Different Country Every Day

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Blogger Bites Into Different Country Every Day

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Blogger Bites Into Different Country Every Day

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Day 77: New Zealand sandwiches with beetroot and hard boiled egg. Noah Galuten hide caption

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Noah Galuten

Day 77: New Zealand sandwiches with beetroot and hard boiled egg.

Noah Galuten

This is just part of the meal that Noah Galuten enjoyed with Alex Cohen. The Afghan version of samosas, which are like big fried, crispy wontons, stood out to him, he said. Noah Galuten hide caption

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This is just part of the meal that Noah Galuten enjoyed with Alex Cohen. The Afghan version of samosas, which are like big fried, crispy wontons, stood out to him, he said.

Noah Galuten

Earlier this year, 26-year-old Noah Galuten devised a challenge for himself: eat the cuisine of a different country every single day. Alex Cohen joined him on day 70 at Azeen's Afghani Restaurant in Pasadena, Calif. (See photos below).

Over cups of cardamom tea, Galuten explained the parameters of his culinary journey. Among others, he's committed to not cooking any of the food himself.

How will he know when he's completed his quest?

"I go through a full day and haven't been able to find anything new to eat in that whole day then that's it ... pop in a frozen dinner, have a glass of wine and call it a night."

But for now, the journey goes on. Thursday is day 85, American, so he's planning to eat a proper Thanksgiving dinner at home.

Fortunately, Galuten has a fast metabolism — so he's managed to stay svelte through his journey. Here, he poses with Abdul, the owner and Latisia, a waitress at Azeen's Afghani Restaurant in Pasadena, Calif. hide caption

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Day 64: An Eritrean "traditional combo." Noah Galuten hide caption

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Day 79: Three different types of Tunisian salads, thin strips of lamb and a merguez sausage. Noah Galuten hide caption

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