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Anthony Bourdain: Paula Deen is 'most dangerous person to America'
Chicago Tribune News ^ | Aug 19, 2001 | Hal Boedeker

Posted on 08/19/2011 3:08:40 PM PDT by Harley

That Anthony Bourdain sure knows how to get people talking. The "No Reservations" host sounds off on other food stars in TV Guide Magazine.

He has the strongest words for Paula Deen. "The worst, most dangerous person to America is clearly Paula Deen," Bourdain says. "She revels in unholy connections with evil corporations and she's proud of the fact that her food is f------ bad for you [...] plus, her food sucks."

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I thought Obama was the 'most dangerous person to America' but this food fight is interesting. There's potential for a lot of blow back from chefs all around.
1 posted on 08/19/2011 3:08:49 PM PDT by Harley
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To: Harley

Bourdain obviously has a lot of free time on his formerly drug-stained fingers. :/


2 posted on 08/19/2011 3:09:57 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Harley

Paula Deen’s food makes my heart hurt looking at it. I’m going to have to go with Tony on this one. Deen seems to have a schtick where she just tries to make everything as fatty and nasty as possible. It is almost like that old joke on the Simpsons where they started a restaurant that deep fried everything including the salads. Her stuff makes Scottish fried food look healthy.

At least Tony isn’t calling for a nanny state regulation over her food. He has been pretty outspoken against the food Nazis in New York.


3 posted on 08/19/2011 3:11:55 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Harley

I saw bordain as a judge on Top Chef. He is an arrogant, self-absorbed SOB.

He probably just made these statements because he thinks he should be head of the Cooking channel.


4 posted on 08/19/2011 3:12:11 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Harley

Versus

I know where my money is.

5 posted on 08/19/2011 3:13:35 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Harley

Same topic: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2766024/posts


6 posted on 08/19/2011 3:15:04 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Harley

Well the guy forgets that what she cooks is based on what is cooked in the American south.


7 posted on 08/19/2011 3:15:25 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: mnehring

Both are liberals but Bourdain is open about his hatred of America.


8 posted on 08/19/2011 3:15:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Harley

Tony is Howard Stern with knife skills and culinary training... or, Gordon Ramsey with NY/Jersey accent instead of British.


9 posted on 08/19/2011 3:16:49 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Harley
Hah! I read that interview in TV guide. He said some nasty things about Sandra Lee once, then met her later in person. He says "You don't mess with her!" I'd love to hear the details about that.

BTW, I disagree about Paula Deen. If you ate her stuff every day you'd be as big as a house. But it looks delicious to me. As Julia Child once said: "I'm always in favor of butter."

10 posted on 08/19/2011 3:17:19 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Harley
Isn't this the guy that did those Motel 6 radio commercials? The ones that ended with "We'll leave the lights on for you?"

Anyway, the Motel 6 brings back pleasant memories for me from the early 1980s when I did not have a lot of money and so on vacation, I'd be looking for a Motel 6 sign where I know they would have a reasonably clean room for a decent price. One time, the manager yelled at me because I took too much ice from the ice machine - I was using it to fill the bathtub so I could keep my beer cold.

11 posted on 08/19/2011 3:17:34 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: mnehring

“Her stuff makes Scottish fried food look healthy.”

Ahhh! But have you tried her Southern deep-fried Haggis? A real taste treat!


12 posted on 08/19/2011 3:17:45 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: cripplecreek

I follow Tony on all his shows and also on eGullet where he is a pretty active forum member and I don’t see him hating America.

He also strikes me as pretty libertarian. He is constantly trashing hippies, he has gone to war against the food nazis in New York, and you should have seen the show with him and Ted Nugent.

Now, he isn’t conservative.. he is socially libertarian on a lot of things, pro drugs, pro open borders, etc so I’m not putting him on a political platform.


13 posted on 08/19/2011 3:19:13 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Harley

If I have learned anything in my rather long life it is that it is very unwise to pi$$ off a southern “Lady”. Very unwise!


14 posted on 08/19/2011 3:19:41 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Harley


Now these two lasses no how to cook, they do the fishing and the hunting and have some of the best game meat recipes.

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/two-fat-ladies/index.html
15 posted on 08/19/2011 3:22:43 PM PDT by Fred ('Just cus I said it, don't mean I meant it'....Obamaism)
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To: Harley
I used to love Paula Dean, wow look at that fat southern woman cook jeez that's a heart stopper. But when she went on air with Michelle Obama, I stopped watching. FYI I love southern women.
16 posted on 08/19/2011 3:24:30 PM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: freedumb2003
He is an arrogant, self-absorbed SOB.

Bourdain is a complicated individual.

I've followed all of his books and television shows since 2000. He's a liberal, arrogant, self-absorbed SOB, who also making scathing and to-the-point remarks about liberals and leftists, and who is frequently self-loathing and more than frequently self-effacing.

He seems to get along with just about everybody in person (particularly if the ethnic alcoholic beverage is around), despite their political views. He certainly had a good time with Ted Nugent, and Ted Nugent seemed to have a good time with him.

If I had the choice of spending one day with him sampling foreign restaurants or cooking with Paula Deen (I turn off Paul Deen within fifteen seconds), I'd pick Bourdain. But I think one day would be as much as I could handle.

And the difference between Bourdain and Deen is that Bourdain is/was a chef (CIA trained). Deen is a cook.

17 posted on 08/19/2011 3:27:25 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: mnehring
" ...I'm a little reluctant to admit that maybe Americans are too stupid to figure out that the food we're eating is killing us. But I don't know if it's time to send out special squads to close all the McDonald's. My libertarian side is at odds with my revulsion at what we as a country have done to ourselves physically with what we've chosen to eat and our fast food culture. I'm really divided on that issue."

-Tony Bourdain
18 posted on 08/19/2011 3:28:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: erod

I stopped watching her when she said she LOVED Jimmy Carter!!! YUKEROONEY!!


19 posted on 08/19/2011 3:28:31 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: mnehring

I remember the first time I saw Paula Deen on tv having no idea who she was, she was pouring butter into shot glasses, and then taking shots of melted butter. I was like, “What???”


20 posted on 08/19/2011 3:29:19 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Biggirl
Well the guy forgets that what she cooks is based on what is cooked in the American south.

IMHO, she makes a mockery of Southern cooking. She has become a parody. I'm sure her origins were true Southern cooking but what she has done is turn it into a big joke. The time she iced a cake with lard I almost threw up.

21 posted on 08/19/2011 3:29:41 PM PDT by mnehring
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Down he’ah in da souff, we cook lak that, y’all. Hit’s called suthen cookin’.


22 posted on 08/19/2011 3:31:20 PM PDT by jstaff
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To: Harley

America would save untold billions in social security and pensions if more people ate Paula Deen’s cooking. I mean, c’mon! Every kitchen needs a commercial-grade deep fryer!


23 posted on 08/19/2011 3:33:05 PM PDT by Gena Bukin (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: Gena Bukin

The way y’all are talking make me shudder! The only thing I eat deep fried cookin’ are okra and french fries with peanut oil!


24 posted on 08/19/2011 3:41:31 PM PDT by Buddygirl
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To: Harley

So — I don’t cook like Paula Deen, either, but I don’t begrudge her her choice of recipes. What’s with the putrid attack? The guy’s way off base here.


25 posted on 08/19/2011 3:44:23 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Harley

This is just a publicity stunt...guaranteed they’ll kis and make up, and he’ll appear on her show..and maybe they’ll face off on Iron Chef..with the secret ingredient...BUTTER


26 posted on 08/19/2011 3:45:19 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK 3 miles every day.)
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To: Fred
Now these two lasses no how to cook

Best shift to the past tense.

Jennifer Paterson died in 1998 of lung cancer (she was a chain smoker, as often featured on the show). She did love her butter, lard, and beef drippings - but not lentils (those who watched the show may know that reference).

27 posted on 08/19/2011 3:47:20 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: Harley

Proof that in America, people will get nasty and argue about anything, no matter how irrelevant and inconsequential.


28 posted on 08/19/2011 3:47:20 PM PDT by GunRunner (10 Years of FReeping...)
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To: Scoutmaster

>>If I had the choice of spending one day with him sampling foreign restaurants or cooking with Paula Deen (I turn off Paul Deen within fifteen seconds), I’d pick Bourdain. But I think one day would be as much as I could handle.<<

A agree with that. She is totally plastic. At least Bordain doesn’t pretend to be anything other than what he is. And I think arrogant, self-absorbed SOBs are interesting people to be around. That is why I keep myself around ;)


29 posted on 08/19/2011 3:49:11 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: SamAdams76

That would be Tom Bodette(SP?).

Funny author too. I’ve read a few of his books.

“I’m Tom Bodette and we’ll leave the lights on for ya”


30 posted on 08/19/2011 3:50:24 PM PDT by BigpapaBo (If it don't kill you it'll make you _________!)
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To: GunRunner

>>Proof that in America, people will get nasty and argue about anything, no matter how irrelevant and inconsequential.<<

Oh yeah?? So’s your old man!


31 posted on 08/19/2011 3:51:50 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: GunRunner

I don’t know about Paula’s cooking, good or bad, but I do know that Tony, is a stumbling falling down drunk, and would say anything to hurt anyone just for a few lines of publicity.


32 posted on 08/19/2011 3:54:56 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Enjoy the Present, Prepare for the Worst. Buy Gold and Silver.)
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To: GunRunner

I don’t know about Paula’s cooking, good or bad, but I do know that Tony, is a stumbling falling down drunk, and would say anything to hurt anyone just for a few lines of publicity.


33 posted on 08/19/2011 3:55:02 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Enjoy the Present, Prepare for the Worst. Buy Gold and Silver.)
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To: GunRunner

I don’t know about Paula’s cooking, good or bad, but I do know that Tony, is a stumbling falling down drunk, and would say anything to hurt anyone just for a few lines of publicity.


34 posted on 08/19/2011 3:55:08 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Enjoy the Present, Prepare for the Worst. Buy Gold and Silver.)
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To: Harley

I like the locales he goes to and can tolerate his show...but that boy is one big asshole. That’s right, I typed ‘asshole’. It fits.


35 posted on 08/19/2011 3:58:57 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Deploy. Dominate. Disappear.)
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To: Harley

Whenever I see this guy he is talking about what idiots,morons Americans are.

So now I make sure never to see him.


36 posted on 08/19/2011 3:59:13 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

There really is no other word for this guy.

Great Tag line by the way


37 posted on 08/19/2011 4:00:38 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: Harley
Paula Dean was on Fox and Friends this morning and I was laughing so hard I could hardly breathe when Paula, with the greatest of good humor - and in her famous Southern drawl responded to Bourdain's outrageous comments, saying,

" I don't know if it was a publicity thing or if someone had just peed in his cereal bowl that morning and he was mad......."

Priceless!

38 posted on 08/19/2011 4:04:53 PM PDT by Sons of Union Vets (No taxation without representation!)
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Well the guy forgets that what she cooks is based on what is cooked in the American south.

Only loosely.

I am Southern from way back, with a family that merges several cooking traditions -- the "Pennsylvania Dutch" German cooking of Irma Rombauer's Joy, Southern Piedmont cooking as done in the old days by live-in cooks, and Southern Coastal cooking with heavy emphasis on seafood. I've made forays into Thai and Indian cuisine, and I love northern Italian food, but the Southern stuff is still the daily standby.

While Deen's fried chicken is impeccably straight up (though I could live without the CUP (!!!!!) of hot sauce in the beaten eggs), a lot of her recipes add a whole lot more butter, mayonnaise, shortening, and sour cream than I'm used to (in fact, some of them add ALL of them - ick!)

And her desserts are much heavier on the fat than I think is customary in Southern cooking.

39 posted on 08/19/2011 4:06:57 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Sons of Union Vets

I’m surprised Paula didn’t employ the “Bless his heart...” expression of southern contempt and castigation (she’s old enough to have the proper intonation for this locked and loaded, which makes all the difference in the meaning).


40 posted on 08/19/2011 4:24:54 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Harley
Anthony Bourdain has obviously jumped aboard the Food Police wagon and has defined the phrase: "jumped the shark." Paula Deen breaks all of their picky rules by cooking traditional food the way Mom cooks. These uppity yahoos don't want that. They want all that loving goodness in a plate replaced with the government approved swill.

Bourdain makes a living with a show called Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. It is a travel show that examines the foods of native cultures in locations around the world. In that show you rarely see him get his pants in a wad about the food he ate. Bourdain's comments completely contradict what he presented on his show. There was no holds barred in the ingrediants and they were the best food he ever ate. The food had to be good because the recipes came down from generations of cooks; all with high calories from fats and sugars, and all from generations of cooking perfection. The foods you saw on the show were from the Paula Deens of the world, bringing another generation into the Garden of Eden of gastronomical goodness.

Could Anthony Bourdain be experiencing a more dangerous bout of depression than what a trip to Paula Deen's dining room table could ever bring?

41 posted on 08/19/2011 4:31:26 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Harley

Bourdain used heroine and Deen’s accent is fake.


42 posted on 08/19/2011 4:34:31 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: Sons of Union Vets
Thanks for posting Paula Deen’s timely comment about Bourdain’s strange criticism. Bourdain does not make sense. He will eat foods in foriegn countries that would be the equivalent to what Deen cooks, and say it was the most incredible dish he ever ate.

If you follow Paula Deen’s cooking techniques, you get cooking secrets that give you mastery of some incredible dishes that you would never get anywhere. She has increased my cooking skills exponentially.

43 posted on 08/19/2011 4:44:50 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: mnehring
"I know where my money is.

Don't let that one episode fool you. Bourdain is as stone cold a liberal a-hole as they come.

He spent part of that episode wondering how he could even get along with someone like Ted Nugent.

I stopped watching that idiot forever when he bashed the Marines while they were saving his worthless POS hide in Syria. He's a class A puke.

44 posted on 08/19/2011 4:51:03 PM PDT by libs_kma (When I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool)
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To: Harley

Bad for you? Who does Tony think he is? F——— Michelle-Antoinette? One trash talking Leftist celebrity chef trashing the others.
All these celebrity chefs are into PC green crap and are Obama worshippers. Paula Deen’s food is better than her disgusting slobbering over Jimmy Carter!
Sandra Lee is Governor Andrew Cuomo’s live-in girlfriend.


45 posted on 08/19/2011 4:51:47 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Harley

I’ve never tried making one of her recipes for myself, but I did eat at her restaurant once - just awful.


46 posted on 08/19/2011 4:54:58 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia (I'm believing...Sarah 2012!)
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To: Harley
"She revels in unholy connections with evil corporations..."

I think he may have convinced me to look up the work by this Paula Deen person.

47 posted on 08/19/2011 5:00:28 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Rick Perry: Looks like Joe Isuzu, acts like Grant Woods [AZ joke])
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To: mnehring

“Well the guy forgets that what she cooks is based on what is cooked in the American south.

IMHO, she makes a mockery of Southern cooking. She has become a parody. I’m sure her origins were true Southern cooking but what she has done is turn it into a big joke. The time she iced a cake with lard I almost threw up.”

Agree 100%. It’s parody. Maybe all the competition between these cable food shows and networks are causing the cooks to do over-the-top stuff to garner ratings. I hate to think people from other places would believe that the exaggerated southern accent and outlandish behavior on that show is reality, As for the food, we had so many and such variety of fresh fruits and vegetables from huge spring and fall gardens (two growing seasons a year down here) we hardly had room left to eat that much of the rich recipes Paula Dean features on her show. Holidays, and special occasions excepted.


48 posted on 08/19/2011 5:09:46 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Buddygirl

Peanut oil is good because it does not break down at high temperatures. You can keep it in a deep fryer for months. Saffola oil is also good (and probably better for you) for high temperatures but it does not have the good taste of peanut oil.

I used a digital, temperature controlled deep fat fryer. With it I can monitor temperature fluctuations instantly as I add my food to fry. It lets me know that I have added too much food in the fryer, and to use a smaller batch. By controlling the cooking temperature, you keep the oil from saturating into the food/coating. At the correct temperature the outer surface is seared and steam from the food drives out the oil, preventing excessive oil saturation.

I microwave my cut potatoes before french frying. After cutting them to size (I use a professional french fry cutter for perfect uniformity), I toss them in a little oil to prevent them from sticking together. I put them in a criss cross pattern (to keep them from sticking together) on a plate and microwave them until they just start to get soft. My microwave has a automatic setting for baked potatoes and it does my potatoes perfectly. This technique gives the fries a creamy interior without having to overcook the potatoes for the desired crispness. It gives them a very appealing quality.


49 posted on 08/19/2011 5:15:31 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Harley

People have tired of his self-loathing American schtick for some time.

I guess this is the best way for the attention whore to gin up some controversy to get noticed.

He’s no Andrew Zimmern who is not only interesting, but a genuinely nice guy with good taste.


50 posted on 08/19/2011 6:01:33 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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