January 18, 2012

"Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later."

Anthony Bourdain on Paula Deen.

34 comments:

EDH said...

But if you say the same thing about Obama, the economy and income redistribution it's racist.

Jay said...

In 2010, Deen earned just under $10 million from her television shows, recipe books, endorsements, retail sales and speaking fees


That's a nice income for cooking for a living!

I can't say I know much about her, but I was in Savannah, GA a few years ago and you couldn't get a seat in her restaurant.

bagoh20 said...

Yea, she should stop forcing people to watch and eat that stuff. A show with that vegan guy would be better. We need his wisdom and folksy manner to brighten our day and extend our lives.

YoungHegelian said...

That's definitely the reason that Americans are fat -- Paula Deen.

Just cancel her show & we'll all be thin and svelte in a year.

Did Anthony Bourdain EVER actually watch an episode of Julia Child? She single-handedly kept the butter industry going in those margarine plagued years.

Scott M said...

It's a good line from Bourdain, but I'm going to have to file her hypocrisy under the "Nobody Is Holding A Gun To Your Skull" header and summarily not worry a whole lot about it.

DADvocate said...

Anthony Bourdain, ... has weighed in again to slam the cook

Is the Daily Mail taking a shot at Deen?

I don't give a damn about Paula Deen and what she does unless she has a good recipe for me. The same goes for Bourdain.

Outlaw the advertising for medications like it used to be and you won't have an endorsement problem. I'd like that as all the advertising has helped create a huge overmedication problem in our country. Got a problem, take a pill.

MayBee said...

Better to drink and smoke like Bourdain.

fivewheels said...

Bourdain's a tool. He's not living on rice cakes. And although drugs of any kind are a strange thing to be a spokesperson for, who would be more appropriate? Someone whose lifestyle gave them no experience with the disease?

damikesc said...

Bourdain hasn't liked Deen for a long while now. This is just more of the same.

Chip S. said...

Can't hate too much on the gal who introduced me to English peas.

madAsHell said...

They both put stuff in their mouths that I wouldn't even touch.

edutcher said...

The claws are out, aren't they?

robinintn said...

He says a lot of nasty, envious things about people who're more successful that he is. Which is pretty much everyone, because it's not exactly interesting to watch him eat bugs and worms and smoke cigarettes.

Michael Haz said...

Bourdain? the poster chef for (self-admitted) opiate addiction in his younger years?

His show and the scripts he writes for his shows are interesting, even clever at times. But his snarking at Paula Deen, Rachel Ray, Giada DeLaurentis, Emeril LaGasse and other celebrity chefs is enough to make me stop watching his show.

traditionalguy said...

Foodies can be the least tolerant people when it comes to other foodies' ideas ...it is a cult war.

But then, I always thought Sea-doo Jetski boats were a trick of the Chiropractic profession.

Hoosier Daddy said...

I can't stand Bourdain. He's a pompous, arrogant jerk. He's one right up there with Simon Cowel who I wish would disappear.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I'm defending Paula Deen.

It is just a cooking show for crying out loud. The show illustrates a certain type of food. Comfort food. Southern Style. No one expects that you should eat those dishes on a daily basis.

The Food Police should be shoved into a black hole along with the Eco Nazi's.

vw:flanc

a baked dessert concoction of cream, sugar, butter, lemons and crusted with caramelized sugar.

Scott M said...

The Food Police should be shoved into a black hole along with the Eco Nazi's.

Speaking of which, why in God's name are their so many fat local cops? I have never seen, in any of the states I've lived in, a fat state trooper, but the local departments are littered with fat guys.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Speaking of which, why in God's name are their so many fat local cops?

Police Unions. You can't be fired for being a lard ass.

You get to be a lard ass by sitting on it all the time and not excercising.

You can't be forced to exercise because the Union protects you and you get to keep your job or be transfered to a cushy desk job, where you can sit on your ass all day and gain more weight.

It is an infinite loop.

EMD said...

He's one right up there with Simon Cowel who I wish would disappear.

Cowell is usually correct in his admonishments. He made American Idol what it was. The world needs less sycophants.

EMD said...

Police Unions. You can't be fired for being a lard ass.

You get to be a lard ass by sitting on it all the time and not excercising.


There should be fitness requirements for police work.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

There should be fitness requirements for police work.

There should be an intelligence test for politicians.

:-D

Deb said...

The secret is moderation. Someone asked Julia Child's husband Paul how she maintained her weight while cooking and eating such rich food. Paul Child said, "it's simple. We eat small portions." There is such a thing as personal responsibility and common sense.

wv: futox. I don't know why but it seems to fit.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

@ Deb

Absolutely. My husband is type 2 diabetic, as is almost everyone in his family.

We have to watch our diet, but that doesn't mean we can't induldge ourselves now and again or that we have to eat unappetizing foods.

Moderation and discipline.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"... Cowell is usually correct in his admonishments..."

Sure. Just like I would be correct in telling an overweight person they're a giant fatass that eats too much. But I don't cause that would be rude.

".. He made American Idol what it was..."

A show that deliberately included obviously untalented people to audition for the sole purpose of having Simon publically berate them on national tv so a bunch of people with fifth grade sensibilities could laugh at them?

Yeah, he did manage to succeed in doing that.

Alex said...

It's better to be a thin world-trotting smoker then a fat, diabetic shut-in like Deen. Who wouldn't want to be Bourdain?

NYTNewYorker said...

Anthony Bourdains time is coming to a close and he's trying to keep his flame from flickering out so he has now attacked Paula Deen at least twice now.

Yes she throws sticks of butter in her recipes with abandon, so what?

Emeril Lagasse has been happily saying "pork fat rules" for at least a decade and more all to the sound of crickets from Bourdain.

The politically correct long knives are out for Paula Deen, why, I haven't a clue.

James Beard ate himself to death and not a mumbling word there either.

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Astro said...

It must really fry Anthony Bourdain's cheese, to think of himself as the erudite, world traveling expect on cuisine and not get one smidgen of the notoriety of folksy (and actually likable) foodies like Paula Dean and Guy Fieri. I suppose he now figures that the attention he gets from making a fool of himself is worth it, so long as somebody listens.

marylynn said...

I found Bourdain's show entertaining. Then I read his second book, and found it to be arrogant and condescending to the extreme. Which is his attitude toward Paula Dean, Rachel Raye and others. What a jerk.

Alex said...

sorry but Paula Deen and Rachel Rays are part of the problem in America. They appeal to the mediocrity that is afflicting America's soul right now and that's what Bourdain is against. He wants a return to excellence in cuisine, not this almost orgiastic race towards obesity and death.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Forget Bourdain! Take away his heroin and he'd pork up and go diabetic in no time!

newton said...

"Speaking of which, why in God's name are their so many fat local cops? I have never seen, in any of the states I've lived in, a fat state trooper, but the local departments are littered with fat guys."

Krispy Kreme.

newton said...

Bourdain better not be talking too loud against Deen.

I have seen a few of his shows and, I kid you not, he does indulge into some fat-laden, disgusting stuff.

Some of the food shows on the Travel Channel have recorded episodes in a place I know by heart and soul - Puerto Rico, where I was born and raised.

Bourdain didn't seem to get enough of the mofongo, which has a bit of pork fat in it.

The guy from "Bizarre Foods" had a blast eating morcillas - pig intestines, fried in lard - in addition to roasted pork and other fatty delicacies.

And the guy from "Man vs. Food attempted to eat ten pounds worth of steak, covered tons of a mushroom and garlic sauce, (with flour and lots of fat, of course), all seasoned in a lot of salt and pepper... in 45 minutes. He failed.

All three shows portrayed dishes that are hugely high in fat, bad cholesterol and sodium. Lots of sodium. Blood-pressure rising sodium. And let's not forget the sugary-to-the-end desserts, like flan and arroz con dulce.

I live in the South and I know how the cuisine is around here. But I also have to remember, before criticizing Paula Deen, that the cuisine I was born into and raised with is much, much worse.