Chef wars, Bourdain throws down with Rachael Ray

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain is sniping at fellow chef Rachael Ray – calling her out for endorsing Dunkin’ Donuts, the New York Post reports.

“She’s hugely influential, particularly with children,” he says in the November issue of Outside magazine. “And she’s endorsing Dunkin’ Donuts. It’s like endorsing crack for kids.”

The “No Reservations” host continued: “I’m not a very ethical guy. I don’t have a lot of principles. But somehow this seems to me over the line. Juvenile diabetes has exploded. Half of Americans don’t have necks. And she’s up their saying, ‘Eat some […] Dunkin’ Donuts. You look great in that swimsuit – eat another doughnut! That’s evil.”

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Ray’s rep responded to the Post: “Anyone who knows Rachael and watches her on TV is aware she promotes balance and moderation, instead of living life in extremes.”

Anthony Michael “Tony” Bourdain is an American author and the “Chef-at-Large” of Brasserie Les Halles, based in New York City with locations in Miami, Florida, and Washington, D.C.

Bourdain is also host of the Travel Channel’s culinary and cultural adventure program, “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.”

People magazine reports that Dunkin’ Donuts claims it asked Ray for her insight in creating what they term “better for you” food and beverage options – lighter fare that includes smoothies and a reduced-carb bagel.

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