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?"
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."