Anthony Bourdain has been noted as one of the most influential chefs in the world. He first became known for his book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.
His first food and world-travel television show was A Cook’s Tour, which ran for 35 episodes on the Food Network . In 2005 he began hosting the Travel Channel’s culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover . In 2013, he switched to CNN to host Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.
The former Food Network personality and current host of CNN’s Parts Unknown was caught outside LAX airport by a photographer for celebrity gossip website TMZ. Bourdain was asked whether or not he would go to North Korea to do a food show. Bourdain said that everyone in North Korea is starving, so there is no reason to go there. He also called the diminutive dictator of the oppressed nation a series of obscene names, saying Kim Jong-un is a “chubby, evil little f***.”
But then the TMZ stringer asked what Bourdain would serve if he was asked to cater a dinner for President Trump. Bourdain answered simply, “Hemlock,” appearing to admit he would poison the president if given the chance.
The video was published by TMZ last week, but is just now gaining attention. You can see this quick interview in the YouTube video below.
Bourdain, who has dined with former President Obama, has expressed his dislike of President Trump many times in the past. In 2016, the celebrity chef said he would “absolutely f—ing not” eat dinner with the president.
And in that same year, Bourdain also vowed to never set foot in the restaurant in the president’s Washington, D.C., hotel.
“I will never eat in his restaurant,” Bourdain insisted after Trump was elected. “I have utter contempt for him, utter and complete contempt.”