Okay it's Friday and we've had a rough week (and I've lost a ton of money). So what can be better than a good food fight?
I actually like Anthony Bourdain and he's got some talent as a writer. I read Kitchen Confidential and can recommend it as a good look into the Restaurant World. But the guy really is overbearing. He's a typical North Eastern Liberal who's full of himself. He's got a habit of bad mouthing a lot of people. Who in the world could find fault with a guy like Emeril Lagasse or Bobby Flay? They seem to be good guys. Bourdain trashes both, particularly Lagasse. Outrageous.
But having said that he's got a point of the unhealthy aspects of Paula Deen's cooking. I'm sure Deen's food is delicious but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is trying to lose or not gain weight. It's also fantastically heavy on sugar, fat and cholesterol. It's a Cardiologist's Nightmare. So Bourdain has a minor point here. You shouldn't eat the likes of Deen's food (at least very often) if you want to stay healthy.
posted on 08/19/2011 6:49:42 PM PDT
(Good intentions are not enough.)
“It’s a Cardiologist’s Nightmare” But who is Bourdain to criticize? He smokes like a chimney, one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease is smoking.
posted on 08/19/2011 7:00:17 PM PDT
Who in the world could find fault with a guy like Emeril Lagasse or Bobby Flay? They seem to be good guys. Bourdain trashes both, particularly Lagasse. Outrageous.
Bourdain apologized for trashing Emeril after he met him. As for Flay, I know someone who worked in one of his restaurants. She doesn't have much good to say. That friendly TV personality is an act.
posted on 08/19/2011 7:01:34 PM PDT
by Bubba Ho-Tep
("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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.
posted on 08/19/2011 8:17:38 PM PDT
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