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  • - Hey, what's up guys?

  • My name is Andrew Rea.

  • I make a YouTube channel called "Binging With Babish"

  • and today I'm doing the WIRED

  • "Autocomplete Interview" [words click]

  • [upbeat instrumental music]

  • Hey, what's going on everybody?

  • From "First We Feast", I'm Sean Evans

  • and this is "Hot Ones".

  • It's the show with hot questions and ever hotter wings.

  • Sorry.

  • First one.

  • Where does Andrew Rea

  • live? [paper clicks]

  • I live here in sunny New York City.

  • I live in SoHo right now and I'm currently in the terrifying

  • netherworld where I just had an offer accepted on a home

  • that I bought in Brooklyn but it's still on the market

  • so I'm just sitting freaking out.

  • The whole time during this interview know that I'm just

  • constantly freaking out in the back of my mind

  • about this house.

  • Anywho, I live in SoHo

  • and hopefully I'm about to live in Brooklyn.

  • Where does Andrew Rea

  • come from? [paper cracks]

  • I come from Rochester, New York.

  • Oh, you're from Rochester. [muffled speaking]

  • All right, what's your name, sir?

  • - [Cameraman] Cory.

  • - I come from cameraman Cory's hometown.

  • It's the birthplace of such fallen giants

  • as Kodak and Xerox. [chuckles]

  • I have a Kodak tattoo, actually.

  • This is my hometown pride tattoo.

  • A lot of people think that this is apparently

  • a symbol from "Dragon Ball Z".

  • I have not seen "Dragon Ball Z" so people will be like,

  • "Oh, sweet 'Dragon Ball Z' tattoo."

  • I'll be like, "Thanks."

  • This is actually the original Kodak logo from 1911.

  • EKC, Eastman Kodak Company.

  • I saw that, I thought it was so cool, first of all,

  • that a logo like this existed in 1911.

  • It was wild.

  • I wanted something that was a little bit of

  • like a Rochester hometown pride.

  • I also wanted a reminder to never get caught in my ways

  • and always be looking forward.

  • Unlike Kodak.

  • Where is Andrew Rea's recipe? [paper cracks]

  • I don't know. [laughs]

  • What does that mean?

  • Where's Andrew Rea's recipe?

  • You can find my recipes on any of my websites

  • bingingwithbabish.com, basicswithbabish.com.

  • That's probably what you're asking.

  • But is it a recipe for me?

  • Where is my recipe for who I am?

  • I can't answer that for you, bro.

  • Where is Andrew Rea with hair?

  • What's the [beep]? [laughs]

  • Where's Andrew Rea with hair?

  • Like in an alternate universe or something?

  • He's dead, I killed him 'cause he was insecure

  • 'cause he was losing his hair. [laughs]

  • So next. [sign clacks]

  • How old is Andrew Rea? [paper clicks]

  • I'm 32 years of age as of September 2nd of 2019.

  • I was born in September 2nd of 1987

  • at approximately 5:08 p.m.

  • I don't know if that's true.

  • September 2nd, 1987.

  • How tall is Andrew Rea?

  • I'm five foot nine on a good day. [chuckles]

  • It's the truth.

  • I went to the doctor recently and she said,

  • "Okay, you're five foot seven."

  • And I was like, "Do it again."

  • And I stood up real straight and I managed to squeak out

  • a five 8.5 without shoes on so I wear these boots

  • they give me a solid half an inch [chuckles]

  • so I'm a respectable height.

  • But you're only as tall as you act.

  • Remember that, folks.

  • How does Andrew Rea cook? [paper cracks]

  • With pot and pans.

  • With a knife, sometimes.

  • Experimentally.

  • I'm very okay with making mistakes

  • and I make a point of showing my mistakes on the show

  • 'cause I want people to not be discouraged

  • when they make mistakes in the kitchen.

  • To view them as the learning experiences they are,

  • both in the kitchen and in life.

  • This is way deeper question

  • than this person was anticipating.

  • How does Andrew Rea know? [laughs]

  • The answer to that is I don't.

  • I really don't know what the [beep] you meant by that.

  • [paper cracks]

  • How does Andrew Rea live? [laughs]

  • Are they always like this?

  • I've watched a few episodes, I don't remember them

  • being this existential.

  • How does Andrew Rea live?

  • One day at a time, mother [beep].

  • One day at a time, figuring it out,

  • just like everybody else.

  • Everybody's just trying to figure it out, okay.

  • Nobody knows what they're doing.

  • Everybody's trying to figure it out just like you.

  • That's the best advice that I ever got

  • and that's not what that was intended for.

  • I don't know that that was but I hoped that we gleaned

  • some useful information [sign clacks]

  • out of it.

  • Can Andrew Rea?

  • This should be good.

  • Can Andrew Rea age? [chuckles]

  • Yes, as we speak.

  • I have gotten about five years older looking

  • since we've been sitting here.

  • Can Andrew Rea read? [laughs]

  • Yeah.

  • Yep, that's how I read that.

  • Can Andrew Rea fly? [laughs]

  • I should have taken like a big bong rip

  • before I did this so I could--

  • I didn't realize that these were gonna be so, so out there,

  • these questions.

  • Can Andrew Rea fly?

  • No, I can't fly.

  • [paper cracks]

  • Did somebody actually ask that?

  • Was that an actual search term?

  • - [Interviewer] These were actual

  • search terms. - Can Andrew Rea fly?

  • - What?

  • Was it a typo?

  • All right, can Andre Rea podcast?

  • Yes, I can.

  • I have a podcast called "Bedtime with Babish"

  • where I read-- [chuckles]

  • No good way to describe this.

  • I always say, "Where I read adult bedtime stories."

  • And that always sounds pornographic.

  • And what it really is is Walt Whitman. [chuckles]

  • Things that grown ups might want to listen to

  • when they're falling asleep.

  • What's next? [sign clacks]

  • Andrew Rea

  • cookbook. [paper cracks]

  • Yes. [laughs]

  • So there's two of 'em.

  • Andrew Rea cookbook is available now.

  • Two cookbooks, actually.

  • My first one is called "Eat What You Watch"

  • and it's more of a, kind of a coffee table book.

  • It's food from movies and it's some very pretty photography

  • recreating the actual scenes from the movie.

  • It's cool.

  • My newer cookbook, the "Binging With Babish" companion

  • cookbook is the first hundred recipes from the show

  • and it is a must have for any Babish fan, young or old.

  • Maybe not too young because there's some profanity

  • and drug use.

  • Andrew Rea restaurant. [paper cracks]

  • One day.

  • One day.

  • I was planning on opening a brew pub this year

  • but that has been delayed to 2021

  • 'cause I got some big stuff cooking.

  • Some big things coming out this year.

  • Very excited to share with you guys.

  • I can't share it with you just yet

  • but keep an eye out for it.

  • A restaurant, or brew pub is very much