Anthony Bourdain is a man who is a known lover of different types of experiences. In recent years, his popular TV shows have allowed him to travel around the world and sample different types of cuisines. He's eaten with President Obama and has even seen bombs go off in Beirut near his hotel. He's lived a very active life, but there's one thing he's always wanted to do: spend time cooking and eating with Rolling Stones member Keith Richards. He explained to CBS This Morning exactly why Keith Richards is a man he'd like to spend time with, noting:
I've been trying for years. We'd eat like bangers and mash and maybe cook steak and kidney pie with Keith Richards and talk about British naval history, which he's a big fan of. I think that would be super cool.
It might be super cool, but it doesn't sound like something that Keith Richards has been all that interested in... at least so far. While the man is up for occasional forays into pop culture, and even popped up in a couple of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Anthony Bourdain isn't the only person who has had trouble locking Keith Richards down for an engagement. Recent reports also indicate that James Corden has been trying to get The Rolling Stones on for his "Carpool Karaoke" segment to no avail. The man's 72; he can do what he wants at this point.
Still, a Keith Richards-filled episode of Parts Unknown actually sounds like a pretty fun episode. Along with President Obama, we've seen a slew of other celebrities pop up in Parts Unknown. That includes Bill Murray, who appeared in an episode in Charleston featuring a baseball game with the Charleston RiverDogs. Famed director Darren Aronofsky visited Madagascar with Bourdain in another episode. Plenty of food authors and famous chefs have also popped up on the show to share their love of food as well as insights into their respective cultures.
Parts Unknown has always done really well with its addition of celebrity guests, making it less about the celebrity and more about how they are feeling about the cuisine and the culture. A recent episode pulled together a whole slew of British chefs and mixed cuisine with talk about Brexit, and often Anthony Bourdain has managed to be topical while talking to us about food and culture. Other times, however, the food journalism is a little more informal, and fun. He has a good knack for working out what his guests are comfortable with. Hopefully, one day he'll be able to talk Keith Richards into joining the show.