He calls her "the most dangerous woman in America" – she bites back

By Mike Fleeman
Updated August 19, 2011 06:05 PM
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What is it they say about too many cooks?

Clearly the celebrity kitchen’s not big enough for at least two TV chefs: Anthony Bourdain and Paula Deen.

Bourdain, the bestselling author and host of Travel Channel’s No Reservations, triggered a food feud by blasting the queen of down-home Southern cooking in a TV Guide interview.

“The worst, most dangerous person to America is clearly Paula Deen,” Bourdain, 55, 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.”

Deen, 64, responded on Fox and Friends by saying, “I was actually kind of shocked considering I’ve never met Anthony,” and wondering why “such harsh words could be used.”

“I don’t know if it was a publicity thing of if someone had just peed in his bowl of cereal that morning and he was mad,” she says. “Anthony, dear, I’m so sorry you feel that way.”

This may not be the end of it. Bourdain also had some choice words for Food Network stars Guy Fieri (“I’m glad that not’s me.”), Rachael Ray (“Does she even cook anymore?”) and Sandra Lee (“I hate her works on this planet.”)