Anthony Bourdain Consumes Only This One Thing on Airplanes Because "They Can't F*** That Up"

Anthony Bourdain Consumes Only This One Thing on Airplanes Because "They Can't F*** That Up"

Another logical point from the jet-setting chef.

By Alesandra Dubin

In addition to being an aspirational figure for many wanderlusters and foodies, Anthony Bourdain is a font of down-to-earth, real-world wisdom when it comes to dining on the road.

First of all, he's shared with us his top tip for avoiding a meal at the "wrong place" when you're in a city full of tourists — and how to find the absolute best place instead.

And now he's sharing his top tip about what to avoid (most everything) and what to consume (almost nothing) from the airplane food and beverage carts. 

“You’re not digesting your food on the plane, which is why you feel like a horribly bloated beach ball when you get off,” Bourdain told Travel + Leisure. “The food can’t possibly be that good. It can be edible at best, no matter how hard they try. The conditions that they’re working in, there’s not much they can do.”

Of course, he also noted the issue that food just tastes different on a plane, and that — along with other factors — can make it barely worth eating. 

"Every food tastes completely different than it does on the ground, so they have to make adjustments to it,” Bourdain told T+L. And indeed, we have a report on some surprising new findings for why this is the case.

So what will Bourdain get down with on an airplane? You might not be surprised — it's booze.

“Scotch on the rocks — they can’t f*** that up,” he told T+L

Although some other famous names are totally with Bourdain when it comes to eschewing airplane food — take Gordon Ramsay as a classic example — others, like Chrissy Teigen, have come out as big airplane food fans.

To each his own!


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