Paula Deen To Anthony Bourdain: Get a Life

Categories: Food Fight
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Don't mess with a southern lady.
Anthony Bourdain very bluntly tells anyone who will listen exactly what he thinks of Food Network celebrities like Paula Deen, Rachael Ray, and Sandra Lee.

In an interview in TV Guide, Bourdain called Southern Belle and butter aficionado Paula Deen "the most dangerous person in America", partly for her "Lady's Brunch Burger", which is decorated with bacon and a fried egg and served on Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts. 


Maybe Bourdain is off his meds this week, because on his Twitter page he rants a whole shitload of stuff about Deen's Ladyburger, the troops, fried butter and wanting to decapitate Ronald McDonald. Now we totally agree with Bourdain on all counts, as we always do (even when he goes overboard, he's still funny. Hell, when he goes overboard we like him more).

Ms. Deen, however, didn't find his latest comments that amusing.  The New York Post's Page Six reports that Deen told them exclusively, "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." 

As for Bourdain, if he lays off Ms. Paula for a while, there are always the other stars of Food Network. And while Paula (with or without the assistance of her sons and husband, Michael) could probably kick Tony's ass in a fight, we're sure he could take down Sandra Lee.

Anyway, here's Paula making her Lady's Brunch Burger.  She is kinda awesome.





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10 comments
Lacerta166
Lacerta166

I don't mind watching her on TV, but I'm health conscious, so it's not going to be on my menu any time soon. It's quite obvious, no-one needs to mention that such foods are unhealthy.

Jacksprat
Jacksprat

I'm with Tony...........can't even stand the sound of Paula, let alone the type/style of food she espouses.

Guest
Guest

paula's husbands name is not jimmy! its Michael-at least it was the last time i checked!

Ivan Tuma
Ivan Tuma

OK - Bourdain went too far with the personal attacks but he's got a point about Deen et al's cooking styles and their promotion of big agriculture. And while Bourdain does indulge in meat-fest after meat-fest on his show ... the food he introduces to his audience is local to the whatever area he's visiting and UNPROCESSES. Even in third world countries ... Bourdain finds indigenous foods worthy of mention. His show "No Reservations" is "mostly" about street vendor foods found in various countries - the food of the common working class stiff. To be fair to Deen, Bourdain should get more involved in charity events rather than his book tours.

dclarkfitness
dclarkfitness

Read the article because I enjoy Paula Deen's personality - never appreciated her method of cooking. Am I off base, or is the profanity in this article normal for this outlet? Not a fan. Our printed media is already suffering without using language that adds nothing to the storyline. Maybe going for the "shock factor"? Sad.

Beast
Beast

Paula's words "the fact that I can contribute by using my influence to help people all over the country".  Helping us become one of the most obese nations in the world is more like it!

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

You're right!  Corrected. Paula's first husband was Jimmy Deen (I think she married him twice). Then she married Michael in 2004.  Thanks.

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

I don't see any profanity in this piece..And, yes, we do use colorful language, as we see fit. 

Laine Doss
Laine Doss

While Im not the biggest fan, I do have to admire anyone who loves life in such a balls to the wall way. Plus I would totally love to get piss drunk with her one day.

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