The actor-comedian's pasta spirit, uh, animal and more fun food facts.
On general food knowledge
Vogue: What's one thing you don't know that you want to learn?
Aziz Ansari: How to cook everything.
Vogue: Can you say something in six languages?
Aziz Ansari: Tengo hambre. J'ai faim. Onaka ga suita. I'm hungry. Varai pacikkiṟatu. Ho fame.
Vogue: What makes South Carolina barbecue different?
Aziz Ansari: It's a little less racist than Alabama barbecue.
His favorite foods
Vogue: What's the most delicious place in the world?
Aziz Ansari: Tokyo.
Vogue: What's your favorite taco of all time?
Aziz Ansari: I like Ricky's fish tacos and many other tacos—please don't make me choose one.
His biggest food-related pet peeve
Vogue: What's a food trend that you hate?
Aziz Ansari: The word foodie. Stop it. People who like food shouldn't get this weird fetish-y sounding thing. Call the people who don't care what they eat Food Bozos.
On fast food
Vogue: What's the best fast food restaurant?
Aziz Ansari: Chick-Fil-A, which makes the controversy so heartbreaking.
Vogue: If you were any type of pasta, what type of pasta would you be?
Aziz Ansari: Lasagna!
Vogue: If you had a food truck, what would the name be?
Aziz Ansari: Aziz's Lasagna.
Ansari's passion for good food (and wine!) is well-documented. Check out the actor-comedian's picks for best natural wines and watch for his appearance on the star-studded red carpet at tomorrow night's Met Gala here in New York.