Chef /raconteur/hater of California rolls Anthony Bourdain has never needed white table clothes, tuxedoed waiters or plates meticulously prepared using tweezers to convince him that food is worth eating. He likes what he likes and he definitely does not care if you are impressed. To that end, he did an AMA on Reddit yesterday afternoon to promote Raw Craft, his web series with The Balvenie. His answers were quintessential Bourdain.
He wrote that his favorite comfort food is not some impossible-for-Americans-to-pronounce noodle dish from a food stall in Singapore, instead it’s good old fashioned mac and cheese, made by the vatful in a fast food kitchen.
Honestly, the most embarrassing thing about that answer is that he still thinks people need to get their porn on videos at a shop.
But our favorite answer was to the question about the best thing to do with cheap, crappy, store-bought ingredients.
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And if you want to see Bourdain rub elbows with impressive craftspeople like knife maker Bob Kramer or saxophone designer Steve Goodman check out Raw Craft over on YouTube.