Anthony Bourdain Stirs the Pot in Feud with Paula Deen
With both chefs on hand for separate cooking demonstrations, Bourdain, 55, wasted no time slamming Deen, 65, yet again for agreeing to endorse a diabetes medication after years of cooking decadent foods.
It began when N.Y.C. chef Eddie Huang asked Bourdain: "Aren't you a hypocrite – smoking on your show and making fun of this nice old lady with diabetes?"
As the crowd hooted and hollered, Bourdain replied: "You're right. I did smoke cigarettes for a lot of years on my show. But I wasn't selling any [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."
Meanwhile, at her demo, Deen thanked her fans for sticking by her. "There have been two or three haters. I don't know why they're mad at me. I didn't choose [my diabetes]," she said.
She added: "I don't care what they say. What I do care about is y'all, and I thank you for the support ... I can't tell you what it means to me."
The two chefs' contrasting styles were further accentuated when each was asked for their favorite hangover cure.
Deen answered, "I don't drink, so I don't get hangovers!" But Bourdain, drinking a Pabst Blue Ribbon, said his cure was "aspirin, a cold Coca-Cola, a big joint and leftover Kung Pao Chicken."