Anthony Bourdain on What He’d Cook for Donald Trump : He ‘Likes His Steak Well Done So I’d Serve Him Tartare in Large Quantities’

04/19/2016 at 12:26 PM ET

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Anthony Bourdain is not interested in a four star review from Donald Trump.

While filming a series of food segments on Anderson Cooper 360° to promote the new season of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, PEOPLE asked the chef: If you had a chance to cook for Trump, what would you make him?

“Donald Trump likes his steak well done so I’d serve him tartare in large quantities,” he said, referencing the presidential hopeful’s long-time butler‘s recent revelation that Trump prefers his meat so overcooked “it would rock on the plate.”

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“I’m so filled with fear and rage now that I can’t even deal with the question honestly,” added Bourdain. “We’re in a point in history where I never ever thought we would be at.”

But there is one person Bourdain is more than happy to cook meat for (at her desired degree of doneness, of course).

“If I’m cooking for my wife [mixed martial arts fighter Ottavia Busia], it’s meat. It’s like cooking for Chuck Norris,” he says. “I mean a big hunk because she will eat a tomahawk steak as big as your head easily.”

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His method for making it is to first season the meat with salt, no pepper (“Italians hate black pepper”), then sear it in the oven till rare.

“Then this is the most important trick: you let it sit for seven to ten minutes. It doesn’t have to be hot, it has to be rested,” he says. “What happens between the time you take it off and the time you make that first cut is vital. It’s realigning itself in a magical mystical way that makes all the difference in the world.”

—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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He smells like an ashtray on

That’s ok Tony, I’m pretty sure the only person who wants your greasy chain smoking hands on anything near them is your demented wifey!

LM on

Bourdain for President!

Sweetbaboo on

@He smells like an ashtray: and I’m pretty sure “demented wifey” could kick your a$$ any day

goodie on

Love Tony!

Charlotte on

You’re a creep.

Imamom on

Stupid, petty and childish.

He still smells like an ashtray on

Sweetbaboo…..I’m sure she could. Kind of makes you wonder why he’d marry a she-man! A bit light in his loafers I expect.

NoName on

This narcissist hardly has any room to talk. He’s a jerk and seems like the food he makes is crap.

Kristine on

I always find it interesting how many immature people in these comment sections make snarky comments about how they suspect the man in the article is probably gay, even if they are married or have a girlfriend. Says more about the commenter than the subject of the article.

baby doll on

wow he is self righteous and arrogant. I think Trump can have any chef or food critic he wants and i doubt he need someone like you, a petulant child with a show on what station again?

tonywho? on

yuk! antony boredumb

Mememe on

I’m not proud of it, but I’d ride him till we were both dehydrated. Yum!

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