Anthony Bourdain’s Hangover Cure Will Save You From Dusty Hell
— Updated on 4 August 2023

Anthony Bourdain’s Hangover Cure Will Save You From Dusty Hell

— Updated on 4 August 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

If there’s anyone with a credible hangover cure, it’s the late great Anthony Bourdain.

Even before he landed the gig of a lifetime with CNN — getting paid to eat and drink his way around the world for Parts Unknown — the acid-tongued celebrity chef had a reputation for being able to throw ’em back (and for enjoying a frothy pretty much any time in the day).

“There’s something wonderful about drinking in the afternoon. A not-too-cold pint, absolutely alone at the bar… even in this fake-ass Irish pub,” Bourdain once waxed poetic about the virtues of daytime drinking in Medium Raw: Bloody Valentine To The World Of Food & The People Who Cook.

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Suffice it to say, when it comes to tying one on and avoiding the dreaded fate of feelin’ a bit Pete Murray (translation: to have seen better days), the man’s word holds considerable weight.

Back in 2016, when the Chicago Cubs broke the franchise’s historic 108-year World Series drought, an enterprising paparazzo representing TMZ cornered the seasoned booze hound. The objective? To solicit some recovery advice on behalf of the championship-winning baseball players after their champagne-fuelled victory lap finally ended.

Here’s what he prescribed post-celebration:

“Aspirin, cold Coca-Cola, smoke a joint, eat some spicy Szechuan food — works every time.”

Anthony Bourdain (2016)

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Anthony Bourdain Hangover Cure

It’s certainly more simplistic than some of the other supposedly “easy” hangover cures we’ve come across. Although procuring certain elements of Bourdain’s breakdown might prove difficult due to both legal and availability issues (side note: officially speaking, BH does not condone any criminal behaviour).

At its core, the Anthony Bourdain hangover cure perfectly encapsulates his rock-and-roll philosophy to life, bested only by his famed “Enjoy The Ride” quote…

“Eat at a local restaurant tonight. Get the cream sauce. Have a cold pint at 4 o’clock in a mostly empty bar. Go somewhere you’ve never been. Listen to someone you think may have nothing in common with you. Order the steak rare. Eat an oyster. Have a Negroni. Have two. Be open to a world where you may not understand or agree with the person next to you, but have a drink with them anyways. Eat slowly. Tip your server. Check in on your friends. Check in on yourself. Enjoy the ride.”

Remember: we’re here for a good time, not a long time.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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