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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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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