WATCH: Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain Play an Epic Round of ‘Would You Rather’

05/20/2016 at 03:07 PM ET

If Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain ever want to give up their culinary careers, they have a real shot as a comic duo.

The chefs and real-life friends appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon together this week, and filmed some bonus extras while at the studio—including a rousing game of “Would You Rather.”

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Posed with wacky this-or-that scenarios from viewers, the chefs answered everything from whether they’d choose to eat salty cupcakes or sweetened omelets for a year to whether they’d eat SpaghettiO’s every day or never drink alcohol again (“Can I use the can to cut my throat,” joked Bourdain).

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The final would-you-rather question posed to the chefs: Whether they prefer to have fingers always covered in barbecue sauce or Doritos nacho cheese flavoring?

“Oh my God, this guy [asking the question], should work at Guantanamo Bay,” said the Parts Unknown star who was struggling to decide. Batali, on the other hand, choose both. “I’m going with two hands. I want Doritos in one and BBQ sauce in the other, and that way I can mix them with each bite.”

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Bourdain was still not going for it – “I rather snip my fingers off to nubbins” – but ultimately selected the Doritos dust.

Both chefs were on the late night show to promote Batali’s EAT (RED) Save Lives campaign, which runs for the month of June and raises money for distributing drugs to fight AIDS transmission.

–Michelle Ward Trainor

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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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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