Talk about a food fight! Words are currently being flung around by Food Network star Paula Deen and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain, The former is know for her love all things butter, while the latter is often a guest judge on Top Chef and travels looking for food on No Reservations.
Page Six reports that in an issue of TV Guide Magazine Bourdain said, “The worst, most dangerous person to America is clearly Paula Deen. She revels in unholy connections with evil corporations and she’s proud of the fact that her food is [bleep]ing bad for you . . . plus, her food sucks.” He also took aim at Deen’s fellow Food Network chefs Rachel Ray, Sandra Lee and Guy Fieri. To be honest, I don’t think Anthony Bourdain likes anyone.
Don’t think that Paula Deen just took that. Oh no. She shot back telling Page Six, “Anthony Bourdain needs to get a life. You don’t have to like my food, or Rachael’s, Sandra’s and Guy’s. But it’s another thing to attack our character. I wake up every morning happy for where I am in life. It’s not all about the cooking, but the fact that I can contribute by using my influence to help people all over the country. In the last two years, my partners and I have fed more than 10 million hungry people by bringing meat to food banks.” Paula loves helping those in need, even if she gets hit by ham during the process.
What do you guys think of the mini-feud? Personally, I like what Bourdain has to say on Top Chef, but as a person he seems a little like a tool. Paula, on the other hand, just likes butter. What’s wrong with that? Leave us your thoughts in the comments.