Anthony Bourdain has made a name for himself not only with his skill in the kitchen, but with his no-holds-barred approach to trying and talking about food. The controversial celebrity chef tells it like it is. So it’s no surprise he has a lot of rules not only for professional chefs, but also for home cooks looking to level up their game in the kitchen.
Many of Bourdain’s cooking tips, however, are a lot easier than you’d expect. In fact, doing things Bourdain’s way might actually be easier than what you’re currently doing. Read on to check out Bourdain’s most useful — and surprisingly simple — cooking tips.
1. To make a great burger, keep it simple
Americans love their burgers. And if you grill burgers at home, you can go wild trying different toppings, unique buns, and novel condiments. But Bourdain recommends keeping things simple. He advises that you ask yourself whether those new ideas actually make your burger better. He thinks not.
In fact, his advice is to stick with the classics. Go with a good-quality meat, but put your burger on a potato bun. And top it with a processed, meltable cheese. You can always add your own touches. But Bourdain advises against adding toppings that make your burger more difficult to eat. In a nutshell? Don’t overcomplicate a classic burger.