Anthony Bourdain Takes Another Shot at Paula Deen

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The lingering feud between celebrity chefs Anthony Bourdain and Paula Deen took another turn on Sunday at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Florida.

With both chefs on hand for separate cooking demonstrations, Bourdain, 55, wasted no time bashing Deen, 65, yet again for endorsing diabetes medication.

After years of shilling massively high-calorie, decadent foods, Deen recently admitted she has Type 2 diabetes ... which she concealed for a matter of years.

Bourdain, a vocal critic of Deen, was asked by chef Eddie Huang: "Aren't you a hypocrite – smoking on your show and making fun of this nice old lady with diabetes?"

Anthony Bourdain Pic
A Paula Deen Photo

Bourdain replied: "You're right. I did smoke cigarettes for a lot of years on my show. But I wasn't selling [expletive] cigarettes ... And when I found a spot on my [expletive] lung, I didn't wait three years so I could get a deal selling the patch."

Ouch. But nicely played. It's not like he put spots on anyone else's lungs, even if you make the argument that smoking on his show wasn't setting a good example.

Either way, the two chefs' contrasting styles were further accentuated when each was asked at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival for their best hangover cure.

Deen answered, "I don't drink, so I don't get hangovers!"

But Bourdain, drinking a Pabst Blue Ribbon at that very moment, said his cure was "aspirin, a cold Coca-Cola, a big joint and leftover Kung Pao Chicken."


You'd swear the audience are all extremely low IQ'ed. Surely one decides OH one day I'll make that cake or whatever. Bourdain, I think is an extremely intelligent guy - when I read his stuff or look at him, you just know, he really should never have been a chef. He should have been an academic in the science world. He just gives me that impression. He has savvy and obviously he has tried a lot of the world's vices. I don't care. But then again, I like the gentle Paula Deen and I am so very sorry that she has Diabetes. She didn't SELL the stuff she just showed some fantastically delicious recipes now and then. How dumb must you be to go and cook it up all the same just to consume and consume some more. Surely not? I think celebrities and the press think extremely little of their own audiences - their lust for worship interferes with their thinking processes. Must be. She would have gotten diabetes even if she didn't have a TV show, so why the judgement?


Nobody ever said you have to eat Paula's food every meal. I think he is just jealous and besides that he is a drunk ...and a mean asshole. I will take Paula any day of the week.......


In three words.........HE is right!!!

Ms billie

Anthony Bordain is a hypocrite he makes nasty comments about Paula Dean and other chefs. So what that he doesn't smoke anymore because of second hand smoke I have Asthma I've never smoked in my life although my family did. One very real point I would like to make at least Paula Dean doesn't do wine commercials in a skimpy bikini. Who wants to see some old naked man cooking their food definitely not me? He thinks he's all that when honestly he's just an old man that grosses you out. Lois doesn't sound like you know very much about European women they may do a lot of what you say but their hygiene leaves a lot to be desired.


Anthony is picking on Paula for publicity. Every comment he makes about her gets his name out there. If your so secure in your career you don't have to trash others. He drinks, he smoked for years, did drugs & now he doesn't & he can speak out about how smoking & drugs are bad. She can't speak out now? Not to many cooking shows are healthy, Diners Drive Ins & Dives is a fat fest, should we blame that show when we eat at a diner?


i say they have a bobby flay food throwndown!!


@Reed And you never CEASE in making point after point! Leave Anthony alone! At least he'd admit he has an "addiction" which is more than you're willing to do.


"It's not like he put spots on anyone else's lungs" ever heard of second hand smoke and how it effects the lungs of others? We got it Anthony, you don't care for Paula Deen and her money. Move on to your next gripe. You've made your point over and over and I for one don't care for your crap style.


Anthony you are so right! I was through with Paula (and the Neeley's and Big Daddy) when she put a burger with cheese and bacon between two glaze donuts! Anthony has too much common sense for the average American. This country has a huge obesity and heart disease problem. Oops and diabetes! We are killing ourselves with big helping of foods loaded with salt, sugar and fat! The Europeans got it right! The Asians got it right! Smaller portions, and less meat, and lots of fruit and veggies. The europeans walk! Their women do not walk around ins stilleto . . . they walk . . .they walk . . .and walk . . .they doll themselves up with a lovely hair-do, beautiful lipsticks and shawls . . .we in America doll ourselves to sit on our butts and act coy and pretty!

Wv peach

I love Bourdain and am glad he's put fire under Paula's feet. Southern food does not have to contain tons of fat and salt, but Paua puts butter in and on everything. Get her Tony!!

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