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Paula Deen To Anthony Bourdain: Get a Life

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


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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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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