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July 26th, 2013
05:17 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Anthony Bourdain and his chef pals talk tipping, and the two "David's" on the NSA

Whether you fell asleep early, stayed out too late, or simply want to watch it again, we realize it's not always possible to get your entire "Piers Morgan Live" fix from television. As an answer to this, we offer the below labor of love – "Piers Morgan Live, Rewind" – dedicated and designed to getting you caught up and connected to the conversation.

  • How much is not enough?: Chefs on tipping

In Thursday's episode of "Piers Morgan Live," Anthony Bourdain's latest unknown part was that of the host’s chair. Though the celebrated chef and author is no stranger to the show, or CNN in general – where he headlines his own Emmy nominated program entitled "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" – last night marked his first time filling in for Piers Morgan.

And likely in hopes of keeping any stomach butterflies at bay, Bourdain invited some of his cooking pals to join him in the studio, as both Mario Batali and Eric Ripert pulled up a chair.

Taking a question from the live studio audience, the three gourmet gurus discussed the etiquette of tipping:

“It’s got to be pretty spectacularly bad service for me to go below 20 percent,” said Bourdain, a rate to which they all agreed should be the standard.

For Batali, meanwhile, such an issue would never be a problem:

“I don't get bad service anywhere,” Batali bragged.

As for the secret to his success, Batali credited his approach:

“I walk in and I say, hi. I'm here to have a good time. And you can help me. And if...instead of weighing out all of my bad week or whatever problem I might think that I can resolve here at dinner, I just want to participate in the experience.”

Hungry for more? Watch the full clip.

  • David Carr on the NSA: "I feel somebody's hands up my skirt"

Despite his kitchen credentials, Bourdain has an appetite for more than food.

Joined on set by David Carr and David Simon, the topic of conversation switched from ingredients to investigations, specifically tactics employed by the NSA as part of the recent surveillance scandal:

“Whenever I feel somebody's hands up my skirt I'm always sort of interested in what exactly they are trying to find up there,” said Carr, a "The New York Times" columnist. “People say well, if you have nothing to hide, why would it bother you? It doesn't feel good to have people's hands up your skirt unless you invite them.”

Simon, meanwhile, is less critical about the infamous PRISM program:

“At this point you can't show me a single American that has been denied his Fourth Amendment rights because the NSA is gathering all of the stuff in a pile on the floor, and running through it," noted the man behind the hit television series "The Wire."

To hear more of the two David’s debate, watch the full clip, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
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