Anthony Bourdain Rips Paula Deen In Hilarious Fashion On Twitter

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Anthony Bourdain Rips Paula Deen In Hilarious Fashion On Twitter
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Ah, the food wars.

It’s no secret that No Reservation‘s Anthony Bourdain doesn’t exactly love what the Food Network has to offer. If you’ve ever watched his show (one of the best on TV), you would have gathered that from the frequent jabs at celebrity chefs Sandra Lee, Paula Deen and Rachael Ray.

His Travel Channel show is not the only place where Bourdain hits out at the Food Network lineup. The outspoken food personality recently spoke to TV Guide Magazine and had this to say:

About Paula Deen:

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 fucking bad for you. If I were on at seven at night and loved by millions of people at every age, I would think twice before telling an already obese nation that it’s OK to eat food that is killing us. Plus, her food sucks.

He went on to say he is glad he’s not Guy Fieri and ask why Rachael Ray even bothers to cook anymore.

His criticism of Paula Deen made its way to Twitter, where his @NoReservations account has been pretty active since yesterday:

@SoPaulaDeen No. The FN cook worst for America. As a person? I’m sure she’s very nice. 1 day ago via Twitter for iPad · powered by @socialditto

@NOLABravesFan Paula hardly the worst person in America. Just most destructive influence on FN. Nice lady, though, yes? 1 day ago via Twitter for iPad · powered by @socialditto

A cheeseburger between donuts is no kind of “Southern” cooking. It’s just bad cooking. 19 hours ago via Twitter for iPad · powered by @socialditto

What was Jesus’s position on gout? 19 hours ago via Twitter for iPad · powered by @socialditto

Bourdain then links to a Paula Deen recipe on FoodNetwork.com

“ I give you the “horrific” “Lady’s Brunch Burger” http://t.co/j22KznB (yikes)” this erodes our military readiness! 19 hours ago via Twitter for iPad · powered by @socialditto

I love red beans and rice. Do I need it between pancakes? 19 hours ago via Twitter for iPad · powered by @socialditto

Paula Deen has yet to respond on Twitter, but she did talk to the NY Post about Bourdain’s comments.

“Anthony Bourdain needs to get a life,” she said. “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.”

She went on to discuss how her cooking has helped to feed millions of hungry people and asks what Bourdain has done to contribute “besides being irritable.”

“You know, not everybody can afford to pay $58 for prime rib or $650 for a bottle of wine. My friends and I cook for regular families who worry about feeding their kids and paying the bills . . . It wasn’t that long ago that I was struggling to feed my family, too,” she said.

What do you think? Is a doughnut burger bad for an already obese America? Let us know in the comments.

Anthony Bourdain Rips Paula Deen In Hilarious Fashion On Twitter
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  • http://www.ummmmheyyyy.wordpress.com/ Samantha

    I can’t really do anything but laugh when TV personalities attack eachother. That and the stuff Anthony said is hilarious. And he’s not the first to do it – with that I give you Food Network Humor

  • Milquetoast

    Telling people who are worried about feeding their families and paying their bills that they should eat unhealthy food that will slowly kill them is idiocy, plain and simple.

  • william

    Cigs are bad for you but no one makes you smoke them. Get a life Anthony. No one can force you to eat a doughnut burger (who the hell would want to). Personal choice. No wants make the fat asses of America biggie size their value meals.

  • Tony Shaw

    Ah yes, Anthony Bourdain – from coke-sniffing grease jockey to world reknown intellectual. Paula Dean the worst person in the world because she cooks homestyle? I guess aborting babies isn’t in the running for “worst” anything. Bourdain’s self-referencing, so inside insider routine has worn very thin. Will he do yet another segment on traveling with “his best friend” the lead guitarist for Chipmuck Surfers (“the only rock group I judge to truly be rock”), to nowhere offering his sage opinions on everything about nothing to no one cares?

    • http://www.webpronews.com/ Chris Richardson

      Bourdain clearly says she’s not the worst person in the world. From the linked tweet:

      “Paula hardly the worst person in America.”

      • Tony Shaw

        I stand corrected – “the worst, . . . person to America.” Its that other twit Offalmann who used the monicker “worst person” that had me confused. Bore-dain, Offalmann, whatever.

  • Kamil Shakra

    Dear Mr. Bourdain,

    I wanted to thank you for making the comments you made about Paula Deen’s cooking. I saw some of her shows and was appalled at the ingredients and the food she was making. Unfortunately, many Americans don’t see how unhealthy her recipes are when you compare them to healthy cooking from around the world and here in the US. The obesity epidemic resulting from processed and fast food in our country is one of most destructive forces on the future of our kids. I salute you for being the insightful and honest guide to Americans, challenging all of us to make a change.

  • Jeremy

    Funny, a steak will still set you back $30+ dollars at Paula Deen’s Savannah eatery. Way to help out the lowly common folk PD.

  • Joan

    Anthony I’m sure the drugs u took or take is not all that good either…New York thinks they are the only ones out there!!!They are out of touch…

    • Carol Frome

      Are you from the South?

  • Pseudo Sam

    “If I were on at seven at night and loved by millions of people at every age…”
    I don’t think you will ever have to worry about that Tony. You come off as a self centered, moldy, old douche bag, not worthy to carry Paula’s vinegar and water. I have never seen you cook a single meal all the years I have watched you on TV, it seems that your just good at being a snarky and annoying twat. It tickles the crap out of me that Scripps bought The Travel Channel out and that you have to kiss their asses once again, maybe they will get tired of your shit and run you out of town, once again. Hey, I hear that Oprah has a crappy network that just might need an old douche bag hanging on the bathroom door.

    • Karl

      If you haven’t seen Anthony cook any food, you aren’t watching enough.


      Anthony > Paula

      Gotta give Paula credit though. She would DESTROY Anthony in kitchen stadium if the special ingredient was butter.

  • http://botanical-journeys-plant-guides.com Sfaith

    I have eaten at chef Paula Deen’s Savannah restaurant. You can see my review of it here: http://botanical-journeys-plant-guides.com/lady-and-sons-restaurant.html

    My husband and I both had the lunch buffet.

    It is not health food. It is down-home southern cooking. We loved it. It was worth going through the unusual procedure you have to go through in order to get into the Lady and Sons.

    We will be eating there again on our next trip to Savannah.

    My husband like Anthony Bordain but we both love Miss Dean’s cooking.

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  • http://aWiserStart.com Rey

    I am one of those obese Americans he is talking about and I do not watch Paula because I cannot stand her personality and how she has stuck her entire family in the show. However, unlike him who seems to say as a person she is ok but not her food. I think that her food is terrible for you but it is real home comfort food and there is nothing wrong with that. As she said you can’t always afford the great food from restaurants and comfort food hits the spot especially if they are over the top delicious like many of her recipes sound (only made a few I get from the FN website). I just simply can’t stand her TV personality though I am sure as a friend she would be amazing and fun.

    I love his quirky personality with all of its immense insecurities and his shyness. Its refreshing. I do not like his show as it lacks substance at time but I love how he writes and his depth!

  • http://MyNextSmartphone.com ggreenwood4

    Anthony Bourdain is absoultly RIGHT. My wife & myself both dislike her and her food. Did anyone see her on Extreme House Makeover, wher she and her husband donated, Totally Useless & rusted out old tin ceiling panels they they thought would look lovely on the ceiling in a brand new kitchen! Of course TY had to have them installed, I’m sorry but she is just a horrid person! Here ya’ll go have some old rusted out tin ceiling panels we threw out in the ditch 10 years ago, won’t they just look so cool droping rusted tin pieces on their heads and in their food, were’re to cheap to get them something that might not actually be useful or look really nice in their NEW KITCHEN!

    I know the economy is so bad that I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail. CEO’s are now playing miniature golf. Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen. Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America. Motel Six won’t leave the light on anymore. A picture is now only worth 200 words.They renamed Wall Street “Wal-Mart Street.” Finally, I called the Suicide Hotline. I got a call center in Pakistan and when I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck.

  • Pete

    Cooking aside, Paula Dean is just plain FAKE. I’m pretty sure she’s contractually obligated to put “y’all” in every sentence. That forced personality isn’t southern–it’s a caricature.

  • Jimmy Clack

    In regard to the Paula Deen comments….So I guess “Anthony” thinks his cigerett smoking and alcohol drinking are a healthy way of living???? Lets not throw stones Tony!!! AND by the way, when I have seen portions of the “Anthony B.” show which is rare and never again, I have seen him eat very “unhealthy” products and finish it off with….a cigerett. If smoking is your thing, cool, your business, not mine…but lets not stab our Chef friends in the back, Very uncool!!! lets not call the kettle black Anthony!

    • Dean Smith

      You obviously don’t understand the point he was making. Although crudely stated, he was making a commentary on the obesity problem in America and how loved celebrity personas like Paula Deen feed already obese people with recipes for incredibly unhealthy food. Considering that something like 30% of Americans are obese, he makes a valid point. It doesn’t matter if he smokes or drinks.

      P.S. you spelled cigarette wrong.

  • Donna Douglas

    I think Paula Dean is a snob and her cooking is the very things I grew up on and cooked for my kids…but I do it better. No idiotic combinations, just country cooking. My husband and I love Anthony Bourdain. If given a choice, we’d much rather spend an evening with Tony than Paula. Her voice grates on my nerves and I refuse to watch her show. So let’s pour up a shot and light up a smoke. At least Tony is who he is and doesn’t have to lie about it.

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