Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain felt the need to give his opinion on Paula Deen this week. OMGDEATHFAT Obesity Epi-panic in 3…2…1…
Per Bourdain: “(She is) the worst, most dangerous person to America, she revels in unholy connections with evil corporations…she’s proud of the fact that her food is f—ing bad for you. 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.”
Oh, let’s break it on down shall we:
(She is) the worst, most dangerous person to America
Mr. Bourdain is entitled to his opinion but currently alive are the guys on the FBI’s most wanted list whose rap sheets include multiple counts of murder. Suddenly chicken-frying a steak doesn’t seem so bad.
Perspective, it’s not just for breakfast anymore.
I know that we’re in a place as a society where if you’re unconscionably rude to someone under the guise of “confronting the obesity epidemic” people will pat you on the head and give you a Snackwells, but that doesn’t actually make it the right thing to do.
She revels in unholy connections with evil corporations
I assume he means Smithfield who apparently have a horrible record of animal cruelty. If the allegations are true then it’s a huge problem. I found it in Wikipedia but it’s certainly not my area of expertise and since Mr. Bourdain engaged in such a sweeping accusation I’m not even sure if that’s what he meant, whatever he is talking about, it is on a whole different planet from cooking with butter and he shouldn’t mention the two as is they are.
She’s proud of the fact that her food is f—ing bad for you. I would think twice before telling an already obese nation that it is OK to eat food that is killing us
Paula Deen cooks predominantly made from scratch food from a time long before the obesity epi-panic was even a twinkle in the Diet Industry’s eye. If this type of food killed us, the South would have been an unpopulated wasteland a hundred years ago. Besides, I thought that the thing that was killing us was fastfood/carbs/high fructose corn syrup/sugar/fat/fat-free/additives/preservatives/processed food/video games/television/the internet?
Plus, her food sucks
Check it out: Mr. Bourdain’s commentary lacks focus and substance and his insistence upon engaging in hyperbole, sweeping generalizations, and correlation vs. causation confusion renders his observations both pointless and useless.
That, Mr. Bourain, is how we give a commentary about something that sucks. And I’m just a lowly blogger, as an award-winning professional TV personality I would think that you could do a little better than “her food sucks”, you know what I’m saying?
Steel Magnolia that she is Paula, who says that she has never met Bourdain, responded thusly:
I don’t know if it was a publicity thing of if someone had just peed in his bowl of cereal that morning and he was mad…
I love this woman…
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 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. I have no idea what Anthony has done to contribute besides being irritable.
Then, the Southern hospitality kicked in and she added “Listen, come to my house, I’ll cook you a meal and if you still feel that way about me, so be it.”
Bourdain Tweeted: “Resolved: Next time I’m asked (for the millionth time) who the worst cooks on Food Network are, I’ll just shut up. Who cares?”
I guess in only 140 characters he couldn’t find room to apologize, but at least he won’t be repeating the mistake. Cook on Paula!