Tonight on Anderson Cooper 360, Anthony Bourdain will cook budae jjigae for the CNN anchor, who apparently doesn’t like Korean food. “What about Korean food is so good?” asks Cooper. Here’s Bourdain’s reply:
It’s the next—it was long ago the next thing—but to a great extent, the chefs that are driving the development of what we would call american cuisine are, to a greater and greater extent, Korean American. And what chefs want to eat and increasingly everybody (except you) is Korean food.
Shout out to David Chang, Roy Choi, Ed Lee, Corey Lee, Danny Bowien, Hooni Kim—and shout out to kimchi.
Be sure to catch the first episode of Parts Unknown season 5 this Sunday, April 26, on CNN. In the season premiere, Bourdain heads to South Korea and eats Korean BBQ with salarymen.