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Anthony Bourdain Elaborates on Paula Deen Criticism
Hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 8/19/2011 | Sofia M. Fernandez

Posted on 08/19/2011 6:25:15 PM PDT by Beowulf9

Edited on 08/19/2011 6:44:11 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Yep, and he’s exactly the kind of New York ass that southern women will not give the time of day. Plus, he thinks he’s Lou Reed. So he’s an ass besides being delusional. Who in their right mind would want to be Lou Reed?


51 posted on 08/19/2011 8:15:23 PM PDT by ponygirl (Okay, so you're not a racist. Who are you going to vote for in 2012 to prove you're not an idiot?)
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To: truthguy
You shouldn't eat the likes of Deen's food (at least very often) if you want to stay healthy.

If I'm not mistaken, Paula Deen has NEVER said her types of foods are particularly healthy, so why is Bourdain giving her grief about it? Her recipes are fine for eating from time to time, and most Southerners don't eat like that every day.

Did Anthony Bourdain have anything similar to say about Julia Child who used butter and cream all the time in her cooking? I guess since hers was French cooking, it would be considered OK.

52 posted on 08/19/2011 8:17:38 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

Julia Child actually said that if you only eat low fat “healthy” foods that you’d become sickly and get dandruff. Hence her love of all things creamy and buttery. And she lived to be 90.


53 posted on 08/19/2011 8:32:55 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Beowulf9
From the article:

"What was Jesus's position on gout?" and linked to Deen's "The Lady's Brunch Burger" recipe -- which calls for butter, bacon, eggs and glazed donuts in place of hamburger buns -- saying, "I give you the 'horrific' 'Lady's Brunch Burger' (yikes) this erodes our military readiness!"

I'm gonna have to agree with Tony on this one. Paula is NOT a chef, but even her assumed "Southern Home Cookin'" is NOT what I ever ate as a Southerner. Some friends who went to her restaurant in Savannah said it was a "tourist trap", expensive for what you get and "Southern schtick on a stick" - not good dining. I also can't watch her cooking shows because of the affectatious Southern drawl (pap-a-rika for paprika; hay-am for ham). I can't think of one thing she ever made that I would try to duplicate. Sorry. Bourdain is not known as a "sweet" or "kind" person, but at least he is honest. I've watched his No Reservations show several times and I actually liked him.

54 posted on 08/19/2011 8:35:32 PM PDT by boatbums ( God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: SatinDoll
But what would I know? I’m from California. I like my salad crisp and with avocado, my rib steak rare, and full-bodied red wine to go with both.

That sounds good to me! I prefer medium rare, though. ;o)

55 posted on 08/19/2011 8:40:50 PM PDT by boatbums ( God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: Kieri
Sandra Lee must have served him her “Hannukah Cake.” Nevermind that most marshmallows aren’t Kosher... *shudders in horror*

I know! I remember a Freeper post awhile back where we discussed her rendition of Italian Lasagna - which included tomato soup and cottage cheese. YUK!

56 posted on 08/19/2011 8:44:38 PM PDT by boatbums ( God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: truthkeeper; glock rocks

Guy’s own sister passed away in Santa Rosa within the last year and I want to say it was cancer but I am not sure of that...


57 posted on 08/19/2011 8:52:11 PM PDT by tubebender (The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some very good ideas)
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To: BunnySlippers

Bourdain can be hilarious. He’s honest about his wild youth and his show is not for everyone - twisted crispy humor from the nuthouse of his mind while on a on a global culinary trek that scopes out both the underbelly as well as the pinnacle of cultures. He did one show about Absinthe in Paris instead of April in Paris and visited the hotels and some of the bars where famous people went bonkers on it a century or more ago. From a historical perspective it was fascinating and full of detail - full of admonition of the green muse.


58 posted on 08/19/2011 9:03:37 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: boop
I liked Mario Batali’s show where he would cook for a couple of friends,
showing off his (very extensive) knowledge and skills.

He was with him (AB) in the New Jersey show, which was very funny.
didn't know he's (MB) was lefty, hides it well...Its a cookin' show.


59 posted on 08/19/2011 9:33:04 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man :)
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To: truthkeeper
Fieri, however, is a prince.

i agree...& his shows are fantastic...


60 posted on 08/19/2011 9:35:28 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man :)
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To: glock rocks
Fieri would be at home with any of us here. He has a huge heart (and a cool Camero).
Bourdain is something most of us would wipe from our shoe without thinking.
...maybe w/ a paper towel / tissue.


61 posted on 08/19/2011 9:40:53 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man :)
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To: Domestic Church
Bourdain can be hilarious.
He’s honest about his wild youth and his show is not for everyone....

True....a great (armchair :) food show...
...not cooking show, moves too fast.


62 posted on 08/19/2011 9:48:16 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Who can take tomorrow, Spend it all today? Who can take your income And tax it all away? Obama Man :)
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To: All

I personally love watching Paula’s shows. I started watching the Food Network while I was recovering from a very severe bout of pheumonia a few years ago. Her show quickly became one of my favorites, because she is hillarious. My young daughters would often spend the time with me watching her show and I did not have to worry about the language on the show either.

Not all of the recipes on her show are full of butter and unhealthy and she often includes her sons on the show, both of which usually have quite healthy dishes to demonstrate. Part of her appeal is that she is sort of over the top and her love of butter, fried foods and sweets is joked about on the show. Most of the time when she does cook something sweet or unhealthy she mentions that a person should not eat these types of dishes every day. She does suggest that sweets and rich dishes should be eaten in moderation.

While I don’t often go and get her recipes off of the food network website to try, I do often get ideas from her show that I can incorporate into my own cooking for my family. She often gives budget stretching ideas and shortcuts that I find are especially helpful in this economy.

On the other hand, I personally can’t stand Anthony Bordain, although my husband watches his show sometimes if he can’t find anything else to watch on TV. I find his shows quite slow moving and boring. He always sounds like he is talking down to his audience as if he is some supreme know it all. I usually pull out a book to read, instead!


63 posted on 08/19/2011 9:56:51 PM PDT by Flamenco Lady
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To: Beowulf9

I used to watch his show until one day he talked abut going outside of New York into flyover country and really sounded like one of those pansy boys from the city who think everyone out here is toothless and uneducated.That was enough for me.They can find him dead one day of alcohol poisoning for all I care he is a real *ick!


64 posted on 08/19/2011 10:02:39 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Beowulf9

65 posted on 08/19/2011 10:06:59 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Unlike that pretentious fat slob Ina Garten
66 posted on 08/19/2011 10:11:45 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Yes he’s a mean spirited person. I’ve watched his show and he’s also quite the hypocrite. He’ll shoot guns at Ted Nugents ranch in Texas and love it, then he’ll talk about how he supports gun control.

That he publicly stated those things tells us a lot more about him than the other people.


67 posted on 08/20/2011 4:00:39 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

I know people who have met Emeril in person. He’s a superb host and gentleman.

As for Flay, he was the owner of a restaurant. Being a boss in that environment isn’t a popularity contest.


68 posted on 08/20/2011 4:08:34 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: doc1019
I use to love the Anthony Bourdain until he did his SE Asia trip, you know, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos and blamed everything that happened to these people on the US

Meanwhile he minimizes all of the things the communists have done, showing how well they have 'managed' the country.

69 posted on 08/20/2011 4:09:48 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Daffynition
‘Barefoot Contessa’ Ina Garten Refuses to Meet 6-Year-Old Cancer Patient

Terrible story...

70 posted on 08/20/2011 6:30:04 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Flamenco Lady
I personally love watching Paula’s shows. I started watching the Food Network while I was recovering from a very severe bout of pheumonia a few years ago. Her show quickly became one of my favorites, because she is hillarious. My young daughters would often spend the time with me watching her show and I did not have to worry about the language on the show either.

Paula Deen seems like a lot of fun and doesn't pick on anyone. This guy should just back off.

71 posted on 08/20/2011 6:40:19 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Kieri
Sandra Lee must have served him her “Hannukah Cake.”

Was it anything like Lee's Kwazaa cake?

Comic gold at the link.

72 posted on 08/20/2011 6:56:48 AM PDT by Gena Bukin (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Hardly a kerfuffle in the Princess' perfect life. These limousine LIEberals get my dander up. GRRR!


73 posted on 08/20/2011 8:11:56 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: Beowulf9

Publicity hound.


74 posted on 08/20/2011 8:13:33 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: toothfairy86

I like Bourdain’s show too, yet I can’t figure out why. He’s a brash New Yorker which offends my southern sensibilities, yet I always find myself watching his show.


75 posted on 01/18/2012 10:27:24 AM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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