Paula Deen Says Anthony Bourdain "Needs To Get A Life"

Paula Deen has hit back at sharp-tongued celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, saying he “needs to get a life in response to his scathing criticism of her.

Paula Deen has hit back at sharp-tongued celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, saying he “needs to get a life" in response to his scathing criticism of her.

Bourdain began the war of words yesterday, calling the Food Network star's cooking "f--king bad for you" and labeled her the "most dangerous person to America.”

"Anthony Bourdain needs to get a life," Georgia native Deen fumed to the New York Post's Page Six.

"You don't have to like my food, or Rachael [Ray]'s, Sandra [Lee]'s and Guy [Fieri]'s. But it's another thing to attack our character,” she said.

“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,” Deen said.

“In the last two years, my partners and I have fed more than 10 million hungry people by bringing meat to food banks,” she continued, The NY Post reports.

Deen then criticized Bourdain for his lack of charitable work and said he's just a moody instigator.

"My good friends Rachael, Guy and Sandra are the most generous charitable folks I know," she said.

"They give so much of their time and money to help the food-deprived, sick children and abandoned animals. I have no idea what Anthony has done to contribute besides being irritable,” Deen said.

She also took issue with Bourdain being a chef to society's high-class elite only, reports The NY Post. "You know, not everybody can afford to pay $58 for prime rib or $650 for a bottle of wine," she says. "My friends and I cook for regular families who worry about feeding their kids and paying the bills,” Deen added, The NY Post reports. Bourdain dissed Deen, Ray, Lee and Fieri in a TV Guide interview earlier in the week, railing against everything from their basic cooking skills to the quality of their food.  
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