Bourdain's explanation of why he's doing The Taste in a Reddit AMA today: "Why did you decide to be part of The Taste? It seems like the opposite of what you've always represented in the world of food TV. Now that it's airing, are you happy that you're involved? Any regrets?" iamAnthonyBourdain "I liked the idea that it was the most unlikley thing I could do. That it was scary and probably foolhardy to try. And I'm good friends with Nigella and Ludo so I knew it would be fun. I had a LOT of fun doing it and would do it again in a hot second. It's like being asked to fly a fighter jet. I dont know how, never have before--and its probably a bad idea...But who wouldnt if given the chance?"