A full-on food fight has broken out between a Food Network star and a Bravo and Travel Channel foodie, reports the New York Post. Food Network’s Paula Deen snapped back at Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain after he called her the "most dangerous person in America," the story reports.
Bourdain, the star of Travel’s "No Reservations" as well as a judge on Bravo’s "Top Chef," trashed Deen in TV Guide magazine, according to the story, saying: "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.”
Bourdain also ripped Rachael Ray, Sandra Lee and Guy Fieri, all Food Network stars.
Deen responded by telling the Post: "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.”
Deen also defended her cohorts. "My good friends Rachael, Guy and Sandra are the most generous, charitable folks I know,” she said. “They give so much of their time and money to help the food-deprived, sick children and abandoned animals. I have no idea what Anthony has done to contribute besides being irritable.”