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Why Anthony Bourdain Never Got A Chance To Eat In Switzerland
Chef Anthony Bourdain, renowned for his global culinary adventures and willingness to delve into local cultures, visited over 80 countries, but never traveled to Switzerland.
Speaking with Conan O'Brien, Bourdain revealed his fear of all things Swiss, from Alpine landscapes to yodeling, humorously attributing this aversion to a forgotten early trauma.
Despite relishing in the world's most adventurous dishes, like beating cobra heart and fermented shark, Bourdain avoided Swiss cheese, perhaps finding its holes unsettling.
Had Bourdain visited Switzerland, he might have revealed the best off-the-beaten-path fondues served with génépy, an Alpine liquor, or discovered secret late-night Zurich eateries.