Thanks to his decorated career and life, Anthony Bourdain was one of the world’s most famous food critics. He deservedly earned the title of celebrity chef and helped restaurants make their way to fame with his kind words. On the flip side, he also crumbled others with his harsh words and criticism. Even though he faced a tragic ending, he was famous in the food world for two decades.
Bourdain was never too shy to talk about his favorite foods and also the foods he disliked the most. After reading this list, you might change your opinion about a food item or two. And as Bourdain put it, “To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.” Check out the foods that Bourdain refused to eat and several others he loved right here.
Hated: Brioche Hamburger Buns
According to Bourdain, the hamburger bun acts as a delivery vehicle for the hamburger. It’s not supposed to add grease and get in the way. He said, “The hamburger bun is designed to absorb grease, not add greasiness to the experience. A proper hamburger bun should retain its structural integrity, playing its role as a delivery vehicle for the meat patty until the last bite. The brioche bun, woefully unsuitable for this role, crumbles.” Bourdain believed potato buns absorb grease and don’t change the flavor of the hamburger like brioche buns do (via Tasting Table).