Food Fight! Anthony Bourdain Disses Paula Deen, Calls Her "Dangerous to America"

Celebrity chef attacks Deen for her fatty style of cooking and says she's proud of her bad food

By Marianne Garvey Aug 18, 2011 4:25 PMTags
Paula Deen, Anthony BourdainBrian Killian/WireImage; Jason Squires/

Celebrity chefs Paula Deen and Anthony Bourdain have their well-sharpened knives away from the food and aimed at each other.

In one corner, we have the globe-trotting No Reservations host, Kitchen Confidential author and adventurous eater Bourdain. In the other, we have plump Georgia peach Deen, who's famous for her buttery cooking and dessert displays on the Food Network.

Which, apparently, Bourdain has a real issue with. So much so that he's calling her a danger to us humans.

So what's he saying?

Bourdain, known for not holding his tongue about much at all when it comes to cooking, tells TV Guide that Deen isn't helping anyone's health with her horrid cooking, saying because of her fatty, calorie-laden meals, she's "the worst, most dangerous person to America."

Really? Most dangerous to America?.

The feisty Bourdain didn't stop there.

"She revels in unholy connections with evil corporations, and she's proud of the fact that her food if f--king bad for you," he said. "I would think twice before telling an already obese nation that it is OK to eat food that is killing us. Plus, her food sucks."

In the past, Bourdain has also famously attacked mac 'n' cheese maker Rachael Ray, whom he didn't spare in this rant, either.

"Does she even cook anymore?" he asked. "I don't know why she bothers. To her credit, she never said she was good at it. I feel bad that she still feels compelled to cook."

No word yet on what Deen has to say about her chef-turned-terrorist status, but no question this is a serious food fight.