Anthony Bourdain calls Paula Deen 'the worst, most dangerous person to America'

By RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com, originally filed August 18, 2011

Anthony Bourdain has never been shy about his opinions. Just read his book "Kitchen Confidential" or listen to him on his Travel Channel show "No Reservations."

In the current print edition of TV Guide magazine, he also sounds off on various celebrity chefs, including Savannah's own Paula Deen, whose buttery blood might boil if she read this:

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

On Guy Fieri: "I look at Guy Fieri and I just think, 'Jesus, I'm glad that's not me.'"
On Rachael Ray: "Does she even cook anymore? I don't know why she bothers. To her credit, she never said she was good at it."
On Sandra Lee: "There was an incident with Sandra Lee where I ran into her [after criticizing her publicly]. It was deeply terrible. Don't mess with her. I rarely feel uncomfortable, but she has a powerful force. I hate her works on this planet, but she is not someone to be dismissed, clearly."

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

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Rodney Ho
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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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