Anthony Bourdain visits the Build Series to discuss "Raw Craft" at AOL HQ on November 2, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
Food - Drink
The Worst Kind Of Caesar Salad, According To Anthony Bourdain
Chicken Caesar salad is a popular menu offering everywhere from family-style diners to upscale eateries, but the late chef Anthony Bourdain was not a fan.
Bourdain's rationale was that the chicken was typically cooked too long. In his cookbook "Appetites," he wrote, "God does not want you to put chicken on your Caesar."
Bourdain argued that chefs didn’t want to add chicken to Caesar salads, but they knew that the salad would be more popular among customers if chicken were added.
Bourdain liked the salad itself. He created a meatless recipe for the classic dish seasoned with anchovies, garlic, Dijon mustard, and a garnish of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
The original Caesar salad didn't include chicken, and it's unclear when it was added or by whom. If it were up to Bourdain, the two would never be served together again.