Anthony Bourdain Mocked CNN Colleague Anderson Cooper for His Ridiculous Eating Habits

Anthony Bourdain Mocked CNN Colleague Anderson Cooper for His Ridiculous Eating Habits

Bourdain and Cooper had a rather significant difference of opinion on the matter of food.

By Alesandra Dubin

Anthony Bourdain, the host of CNN's Parts Unknown who passed away on June 8, 2018, is still making magic from the other side. For instance, his show is gearing up to air its last season; he was honored posthumously with Emmy awards in several categories; and now he's delivering his signature amusing sentiments through his CNN colleague Anderson Cooper.

The news anchor participated with The Hollywood Reporter as the subject of a lengthy profile that meanders through his intensely hard-working days. One of the things it reveals is that Cooper's eating habits in the midst of his manic professional life — well, they leave something to be desired.

Evidence from THR's report: "Every so often, he takes a swig of coffee-flavored Soylent, his second bottle of the day. 'I don't care about food,' he says, nodding toward the mini-fridge stocked with the energy drink that purports to provide all known human nutritional needs. 'So I'm trying to replace all food with this because it would be, like, three fewer decisions in a day.'"

Of course, it is well know that Cooper's CNN colleague Bourdain had a somewhat different attitude toward food — and Cooper said his own approach drove Bourdain mad.

“We had lunches together and he would just look at me like I was a creature from another planet,” Cooper told THR. “Everything I thought about food was completely antithetical to his beliefs."
And that sounds about right, from the ever-acerbic — even posthumously — Bourdain.

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