Chef/crankypants Anthony Bourdain, the male flip side in the Rachel Ray world of food stardom, has made it a habit of slamming other celeb chefs. Brilliantly so. During an interview with DCist, Bourdain takes aim at Chez Panisse's Alice Water. Behold:
“Alice Waters annoys the living shit out of me. We're all in the middle of a recession, like we're all going to start buying expensive organic food and running to the green market. There's something very Khmer Rouge about Alice Waters that has become unrealistic.”
“I'm a little reluctant to admit that maybe Americans are too stupid to figure out that the food we're eating is killing us. But I don't know if it's time to send out special squads to close all the McDonald's.”
According to Hugh Merwin over at Gothamist, Bourdain was most likely referring to this recent open letter to the Obamas and her offer to serve as in his "kitchen cabinet." In her defense, every commie pinko tool in the Bay Area assumes they'll be working in the White House over the next four years, so: grain of salt, Anthony.
In the meantime, we eagerly await Bourdain's thoughts on Sandra Lee and the infamous Kwanzaa cake.