Anthony Bourdain isn’t exactly known for being the friendliest man in the world, let alone in the food industry. This time, Bourdain shared his feelings about his fellow famous foodies with Atlanta Magazine, as well as explained how becoming a dad has changed him.
“This minute that you become a father, certain truths become immediately obvious to you. The first second you see your daughter’s head corkscrew out of the womb and open her eyes, they are pretty much saying, ‘Lose the Ramones shirt.’ So I’ve made some adjustments in my life.”
In regards to other famous foodies Bourdain added,
“I sort of feel in a heartfelt way for Guy [Fieri]. I wonder about him. He’s 52 years old and still rolling around in the flame outfit…What does he do? How does Guy Fieri de-douche?”
But he didn’t stop there.
Referring to Adam Richman, the host of Man vs. Food, Bourdain said,
“Why did we watch that show? Admit it. You wanted him to die.”
Bourdain went on to note how Man vs. Food was very popular in countries such as Iran, Libya, Afghanistan and Yemen.
“The show confirms their worst suspicions—that Americans are fat, lazy, slothful, [and] wasteful,” he shared before creating the image of a viewer watching Richman eat more food than a person should in a week.
“I know what [the viewer] is thinking, ‘America is a terrible place. I want to join ISIS.’”
Shockingly, Bourdain actually complimented Food Network’s Ina Garten’s cooking experience.
“I love Ina Garten. She’s one of the few people on the Food Network who can actually cook,” he expressed.
“When Ina Garten roasts a chicken, she roasts it correct. When Ina Garten makes mashed potatoes, those are some solid mashed potatoes. In my ways I want Ina’s life.” he dished (pun definitely intended!)
But of course, Bourdain had to end his interview on a sour note,
“I don’t want to live in her house. I don’t want to spend a weekend there. It gets weird in Ina Land…Oh, when Jeffrey gets home, he’ll be so happy I made meatloaf. And then he comes home and you’re pretty sure he’s not into meatloaf.”
I’m sure most people would love to step in Jeffrey’s shoes just to get a taste of Ina’s cooking!