Anderson Cooper really does it all. In addition to helping lead CNN’s riveting  election coverage, Cooper played a starring (real-life) role earlier this month in HBO Documentaries' Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper

On top of that, Cooper recently joined CNN's own Anthony Bourdain at New York City's Mission Chinese Food as Anthony Bourdain:Parts Unknown began its sixth season on the network. Topics ranged from why the award-winning chef considers Mission Chinese to be New York's most exciting restaurant; his history with the city of Chicago; and why "chopped-up pig face" is considered haute cuisine in the Phillipines. 

Watch the clip below to see if Cooper can stand the heat served up in Bourdain's kitchen: