Terry Morrow: Anthony Bourdain lashes out at fellow Scripps Networks stars

Anthony Bourdain on location. The globe-trotting chef visits Knoxville April.

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Anthony Bourdain on location. The globe-trotting chef visits Knoxville April.

Clearly there is no love lost among a few of Scripps Networks Interactive’s biggest stars.

And while the Knoxville-based cable conglomerate apparently hasn’t put a muzzle on Travel Channel personality Anthony Bourdain, maybe they wished they had. The lippy Bourdain recently gave TV Guide magazine an interview in which he rips into several fellow Scripps Net stars.

The “No Reservations” host didn’t pull any punches. He deems Paula Deen as “dangerous” and questions whether Rachael Ray can cook.

Of Deen, he is quoted as saying, “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 (the ‘F’ word) bad for you ... plus, her food (stinks).”

Turning his gaze to Guy Fieri, Bourdain spewed: “I look at Guy Fieri and I just think, ‘... I’m glad that’s not me.’”

Bourdain’s disdain for Ray is well known among his fans. “Does she even cook anymore? I don’t know why she bothers. To her credit, she never said she was good at it,” he says during the interview.

But out of all these stars, Bourdain appears to be the most troubled by 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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