TV chef Anthony Bourdain recently insulted a famous New Mexico dish on his TV show "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown."
Bourdain was describing the Frito pies sold at Santa Fe's "Five & Dime General Store" on a recent episode of his CNN series (video below) when he stepped on the state's toes.
A Frito pie is composed of Fritos with chili and cheese mixed in with it, but Bourdain said the dish looked like a "colostomy pie" and felt as if he was "holding warm crap in a bag," noted the Daily Mail,
He also said the Frito pie looked like it was made with canned Hormel Chili and a "day-glow orange cheese-like substance," but added that it tasted ''delicious."
Bourdain also said the bizarre dish isn’t a New Mexico meal, but a Texan creation: “New Mexico, you have many wonderful things. I think, let Texas have this one.”
Mike Collins, manager of Five & Dime General Store, said Bourdain is "completely wrong" about the Frito pie, which is homemade from chile grown in New Mexico.
“I don’t have any idea where he got that from. I mean, if we’re using canned Hormel Chili then I’d like to buy stock in that because what we have is good,” said Collins.
Bourdain spokeswoman Karen Reynolds told the Associated Press on Monday: “He admits that we got it wrong about the chili, And we’ll try to correct it for future airings.”