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Cailey Rizzo
August 16, 2017

Anthony Bourdain has, in his own words, a “disgusting, shameful” secret.

The chef-turned-T.V. host revealed in an interview that he cannot resist the siren’s song of macaroni and cheese from Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

Those hanging out in a Popeyes (especially in New York City, where Bourdain lives) may spot a tall, incognito figure hovering at the counter, ordering a bowl of the stuff and attempting to slink out without recognition.

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“Late at night, I’ve been known to sneak in there with a hoodie on — and I always get nailed,” Bourdain told The Boston Globe. “People are like, ‘Dude, I’m going to put this on Instagram.’”

But anybody who has tasted the gooey, unidentifiable goodness that is Popeye’s mac and cheese knows all too well how easy it is to succumb to its carb-loaded comfort food powers. And in a pinch, Bourdain admitted that he will pop into KFC for a bowl of Colonel Sanders’ interpretation.

However for a man who is constantly traveling to far-flung locations, it’s not always easy to procure fast food mac and cheese. So, when on the road, Bourdain admitted that he and his crew will order spaghetti bolognese when the cameras stop rolling, “if only for the comedy value.”

“Every restaurant in the world, every hotel has spaghetti bolognese on the menu and I have a perverse desire to see how they make it,” Bourdain told The Boston Globe. “It’s become a joke with my crew.”

Although Bourdain may not have gourmet standards for cheesy pasta dishes, he does for burgers, negronis, and whiskey.

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