Celebrity chef Paula Deen is as sweet as a tall glass of tea. But she showed a spicy side Friday when she responded to criticism from fellow chef Anthony Bourdain.
Bourdain recently blasted Deen to TV Guide, saying Deen “revels in unholy connections with evil corporations and she’s proud of the fact that her food is ******* bad for you … plus, her food sucks.” He also called her the "worst, most dangerous person in America."
Deen responded to Bourdain's charges on Fox Friday morning, saying she was "shocked," and wondered if it was a "publicity thing" or if maybe "“somebody had just peed in his bowl of cereal that morning."
She also thought it was ridiculous to blast "evil corporations," saying that those connections have allowed her to do a plethora of charity work. Deen echoed those sentiments to the New York Post.
"You don't have to like my food, or Rachael's, Sandra's and Guy's. But it's another thing to attack our character," she told The Post. "I wake up every morning happy for where I am in life. It's not all about the cooking, but the fact that I can contribute by using my influence to help people all over the country. In the last two years, my partners and I have fed more than 10 million hungry people by bringing meat to food banks."
Her advice to Bourdain the next time he's asked a provocative question? "Some things are just best left unsaid," she advised.
You can watch her interview below: