Anthony Bourdain Chastises Food Network Chefs; Alton Brown Calls Him Out

By April Lara | 2 years ago
Anthony Bourdain Chastises Food Network Chefs; Alton Brown Calls Him Out
Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain is known to say inept things every once in a while and just recently, he remarked on the chefs of Food Network specifically Alton Brown and he is definitely not happy with that remark. Read below for the full details:

During his “Close to the Bone” tour last month, Bourdain talked about various culinary topics and he also talked about Food Network chefs. He mentioned Adam Richman of “Man vs. Food” and said, “Why did we watch that show? Admit it. You wanted him to die.”

Aside from the “bashing” or rather, his “honest” opinions on some Food Network chefs, Bourdain has also something good to say particularly about Ina Garten, “When Ina Garten roasts a chicken, she roasts it correct. When Ina Garten makes mashed potatoes, those are some solid mashed potatoes… I love Ina Garten. She’s one of the few people on Food Network who can actually cook,” he remarked.

Brown, on the other hand, didn’t like Bourdain’s comments towards his fellow Food Network chefs and was quick to retaliate on the behalf of the chefs. During an interview with People, he was quick to point out that we can’t accept his criticisms especially because we don’t see Bourdain cooking on TV anymore. “I don’t have to defend my skills against anybody. I’ve got 14 years and 252 episodes of a show called ‘Good Eats’ that I’m pretty sure I can use as a resume for my skills,” he said. 

However, he did have good words to say about Bourdain saying that he’s the best writer about food and he still regards himself as a fan of his.

Following the issue and Brown’s comment, Bourdain took to social media to show respect to the Food Network chef:

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April Lara has a degree in Journalism and Professional Culinary Arts. She started a career in Journalism in 2009 and has been part of MNG since March 2015.