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Questlove x Anthony Bourdain Talk Cronuts And More In Interview
Questlove x Anthony Bourdain Talk Cronuts And More In Interview

Questlove & Anthony Bourdain Talk Cronuts, Favorite Cap'n Crunch Cereal In New Interview

Questlove x Anthony Bourdain Talk Cronuts And More In Interview

Whenever Questlove and Anthony Bourdain get together, you know you're in for a good time. The chef recently interviewed the musician on behalf of Urban Outfitters Television, discussing food and the similarities between the chef and music businesses (presumably for the latter's new book Something To Food About: Exploring Creativity With Innovative Chefs).

As the conversation begins Questo admits that he's found inspiration from an unlikely source — the cronut mania of 2013. "During the height of cronut mania, I knew that someone made a gargantuan offer to Dominique Ansel to source the cooking method — the special oven he uses — in order to mass-produce it," Questlove said. "His response was so underground rap to me. It made me feel like I was Diddy or something."

The two then go on to talk about what their favorite Ansel-created treat is (it's the DKA, which is the French pastry chef's take on the traditional Breton pastry, the Kouign Amann), and how Questlove uses his food-related Instagram posts to educate and not stunt.

But the best (and arguably most informative) part of the chat? Learning that the hardest working man in show business doesn't care for either regular Cap'n Crunch or Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries, but Peanut Butter Crunch. "Wow, alright" responds Bourdain, seemingly surprised but Questlove's answer (as unpredictable as ever, Mr. Thompson).

The first time the New York-based cook and The Roots bandleader chopped it up, was on the former's show Parts Unknown. The two talk electronic music and the birth of the Miami sound, while dining on deviled eggs, fried green tomatoes and chicken and waffles at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.

"I consider the sound of Miami to be the beginning of really great dance music," Questlove offers during their conversation.

Bourdain always manages to get some great insight from the guests he interviews, especially those that are artists. It'll be interesting to see what he gets out of Houston rapper Slim Thug, who he's been hanging out with in H-Town, for a future episode of Parts Unknown.