Bourdain was also asked to weigh in on several other topics, such as food porn on Instagram, the growing class of YouTube food stars, and of course, Guy Fieri. But on the issue of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's recent boycott of Chick-fil-A, it seems like Bourdain was hesitant to take a side:
"Are we looking for nice people to run our companies?" he said. "We're going to be looking pretty hard... I support your inalienable right to say really stupid, offensive shit and believe really stupid, offensive shit that I don't agree with. I support that, and I might even eat your chicken sandwich."
Speaking of New York, Bourdain also shared a quick update on his upcoming international market at Pier 57, saying he hopes it will open sometime in 2017, but warned that it involves receiving visas for many food vendors from abroad.
"There are some vendors who absolutely, positively need to be here, at least for a reasonable period, to train whatever people they want to bring with them or local people," he said. "I mean, if we're going to be doing Tian Tian Hainanese chicken rice in New York City, the expectations of Chinese who've grown up here or have lived here for the last 15 to 20 years waiting for just such an establishment are going to be pretty enormous. We cannot disappoint, OK?"
We'll take your word for it, Tony.
Check out the full interview with Bourdain over at Adweek.