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.
I have an unholy and guilty attraction to fast-food macaroni and cheese. During the morning I get these horrendous cravings for Popeye’s mac and cheese, and, uh, I will often disguise myself to try to slip into Popeyes. Or in a pinch I will even go to the Colonel. There, I admit it. And I’m always recognized. I hate Twitter, because immediately they take a picture of me holding the evidence in my hand. It’s like getting caught coming out of a porn shop with a video in your arms. Very embarrassing.
Honestly, the most embarrassing thing about that answer is that he still thinks people need to get their porn on videos at a shop.