10. Club Sandwich
Bourdain drew parallels between club sandwich and the Al Qaeda in Appetites, his cookbook. He said that the middle slice of bread on the club sandwich was irritating.
In another instance, he talked about this problem once again, saying that the person who put it there was an enemy on a mission to ruin our sandwich experiences.
11. Kobe Sliders
Bourdain said that Kobe sliders, burgers, and meatballs are always bullsh*t. He also described the Kobe sliders as the "epicenter of douchedom" and advised people to leave any restaurant that had them on their menu.
12. Hollandaise Sauce
In the book Kitchen Confidential, Bourdain said that "Bacteria love hollandaise. And nobody I know has ever made hollandaise to order…"
In other words, there is no upside to ordering this sauce at restaurants.
13. Frito Pie
After giving Frito Pie a try, Bourdain had these words to say:
"In just six minutes, I've achieved a depth of self-loathing that it usually takes a night of drinking to achieve."
Even after New Mexicans were offended by the comments, Bourdain could not help himself, he went on to compare the dish to warm dog poop.
14. Pumpkin Spice Everything
Even though some people think pumpkin has a right to appear everywhere during fall, Bourdain was not for it. Of this food trend, he had this to say:
"I would like to see the pumpkin spice craze drowned in its own blood. Quickly."
At another occasion, Bourdain said he was deathly against pumpkin on everything.
15. Brioche Buns
According to Bourdain, the brioche bun was not even good enough for a burger. He even included it in his list of Crimes Against Food.
His problem was that this hamburger bun adds greasiness to the experience, rather than reducing it. He also faulted the bun for its inability to retain its structural integrity as a hamburger bun.
16 Juice Cleanses
Juice cleanses are among the food trends Bourdain wished would die quickly. He said there was a herd mentality around juice-cleansing.
17. Gluten-Free Foods
Unless there's a good medical reason, most doctors are against the use of gluten-free foods. He said many of the people talking about their decision to use gluten-free foods don't even know what they are talking about.
18. Unicorn Frappuccino
When asked about Unicorn Frappuccino, Bourdain said it was like four things he hated in one sentence: Starbucks, unicorns, and the colors pink and purple.
In particular, he called the Unicorn Frappuccino the "perfect nexus of awfulness." Apparently, if you add pumpkin spice to the mix, "you can nuke the whole county."
Many people describe Bourdain as one of the most honest voices in the food industry, and these critical reviews of these popular foods and drinks certainly give credence to this argument.
What do you think about these foods? Did Bourdain go too far with his critical comments?