In their raciest conversation yet, Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain talk about food and sex and if the two should ever be combined.
Bourdain dominates the convo, which is a good thing, as we’d definitely kick Batali out of bed well before him.
Tony is pretty adamant about keeping the two pleasures separate. “I believe in food and sex, I believe in food then sex, but food and sex together?” he says, “I don’t see anything erotic about bringing food into bed. It gives a whole new meaning to rolling over into the wet spot.”
Even sex after food can be off the table. Bourdain says sex after a big meal at one of Thomas Keller’s restaurants would likely be an awkward gassy experience. Sex after a nice Japanese meal is a better option, but Tony says a potential partner must like her some uni. He’s said similar things before, telling Fodor’s “Take someone to Masa and if they don’t eat absolutely everything, there’s no possibility of a relationship.”
Good to know ladies. Too bad he has that wife and kid.
See the video at Serious Eats.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 15, 2009