Anthony Bourdain at a public event.
Why Anthony Bourdain Couldn't Approve Of English Muffins
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain believed English muffins were soggy and that no toasting method would properly make them crispy.
English muffins are defined by their porous nature and are designed to absorb external flavors, like butter, hollandaise sauce, and marmalade, better than other types of bread.
Bourdain liked his toast crispy and dripping with grease, but his dislike for English muffins might also be due to his general dislike for brunch and eggs Benedict, in particular.
English Muffins tend not to get too crispy, and even if you toast them a little longer than needed, there is a good chance that the center will still be a little spongy.