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(NYPost)   Anthony Bourdain reveals why avalanche of hate mail from Paula Deen fans scared him so thoroughly: "Most of them couldn't spell her last name"   (nypost.com) divider line 147
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2012-05-19 04:16:28 PM  
He is witty.
 
2012-05-19 04:35:31 PM  
He turned me on to bone marrow, and he loves street food as much as fine dining, so I like that about him.

If you haven't seen Deen's "English Peas" recipe and associated comments, it is mildly amusing.
 
2012-05-19 04:45:58 PM  

born_yesterday: He turned me on to bone marrow, and he loves street food as much as fine dining, so I like that about him.

If you haven't seen Deen's "English Peas" recipe and associated comments, it is mildly amusing.


It's no "Late Night Bacon"
 
2012-05-19 04:46:24 PM  

born_yesterday: If you haven't seen Deen's "English Peas" recipe and associated comments, it is mildly amusing.


Ah yes, the one where the entire recipe is two cans of English peas and half a stick of butter. Here's my favorite comment:

"This is such a delicious and versatile recipe! I made a few adjustments. First I melted the butter (without wax paper) in a sauce pan. I added 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup rum and 1/4 water till a boil and sugar was dissolved. I set that aside.

In a large bowl I mixed:

2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup rum

I baked in a floured and greased bundt pan at 350 for about 45 minutes until a knife inserted came out clean and the color turned almost brown.

I then poked a lot of holes in the cake with a knife and drizzled the butter mixture until it absorbed. I waited about an hour and then flipped the cake over and removed bundt pan. The best rum cake I ever had!!"
 
2012-05-19 04:58:25 PM  
His show is more of a travelogue than a food show. He goes to interesting places and avoids tourist attractions. It'shiat and miss, but when he hits it's quite entertaining.
 
2012-05-19 05:03:59 PM  
I've made some of his recipes. They're sometimes challenging, but worth it. Paula Deen's cooking is the laziest junk. It purports to be Southern, but instead of what you usually use in Southern cooking to get great flavor (time), she just pours butter on everything. If you want butter then just eat French food. It's actually good unlike Paula's lazy crap for lazy cooks.

I said lazy a lot in there, but I can't think of a more apt adjective.
 
2012-05-19 05:08:04 PM  
I'd be scared of an avalanche of Paula Deen fans, too.
 
2012-05-19 05:11:44 PM  

red5ish: It'shiat and miss,.


Always look before you sit down - that's my motto.
 
2012-05-19 05:14:30 PM  
What do you expect from people that need a recipe for cooking English peas?
 
mjg
2012-05-19 05:21:00 PM  
Well Jimmy Dean is an easy mistake to make
 
2012-05-19 05:32:46 PM  
Oh snap! Food Wars! The things people give a shiat about.

Yes, I cared enough to post in this thread.
 
2012-05-19 05:41:16 PM  

LDM90: Oh snap! Food Wars! The things people give a shiat about.


Bourdain has a point: Paula Deen and Rachel Ray and these "chefs" who push high-fat dishes made out of heavily-processed food to the American public are part of our current obesity epidemic. It's a public health crisis and I along with everyone of my generation are going to have to pay the costs associated with it.
 
2012-05-19 05:42:31 PM  

PsyLord: What do you expect from people that need a recipe for cooking English peas?


About what I expect from Fark commenters who can't be bothered to read a 12 comment thread to see if their obvious comment has already been made.
 
2012-05-19 05:49:17 PM  

SharkTrager: PsyLord: What do you expect from people that need a recipe for cooking English peas?

About what I expect from Fark commenters who can't be bothered to read a 12 comment thread to see if their obvious comment has already been made.


TL;DR
 
2012-05-19 05:49:45 PM  

born_yesterday: He turned me on to bone marrow, and he loves street food as much as fine dining, so I like that about him.


He likes real food and family. And he is amusing as all hell.

/and bone marrow is easier to make than English peas
//oh wait - that jokes been made a half dozen times already?
 
2012-05-19 06:06:24 PM  

PsyLord: What do you expect from people that need a recipe for cooking English peas?


Give them a chance, that's all we are saying.
 
2012-05-19 06:09:24 PM  
Is this the culinary equivalent of a fatwa?
 
2012-05-19 06:17:31 PM  
I like him and his show. But if you don't - that's okay.
 
2012-05-19 06:21:48 PM  

red5ish: His show is more of a travelogue than a food show. He goes to interesting places and avoids tourist attractions.


"Drunkalogue" would be a more fitting term.
 
2012-05-19 06:24:02 PM  
Does one cook these in a Dutch Oven?
 
2012-05-19 06:24:13 PM  

DeltaPunch: born_yesterday: If you haven't seen Deen's "English Peas" recipe and associated comments, it is mildly amusing.

Ah yes, the one where the entire recipe is two cans of English peas and half a stick of butter. Here's my favorite comment:

"This is such a delicious and versatile recipe! I made a few adjustments. First I melted the butter (without wax paper) in a sauce pan. I added 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup rum and 1/4 water till a boil and sugar was dissolved. I set that aside.

In a large bowl I mixed:

2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup rum

I baked in a floured and greased bundt pan at 350 for about 45 minutes until a knife inserted came out clean and the color turned almost brown.

I then poked a lot of holes in the cake with a knife and drizzled the butter mixture until it absorbed. I waited about an hour and then flipped the cake over and removed bundt pan. The best rum cake I ever had!!"


Now there's an alteration worth making a note of. Might actually make it later this weekend.
 
2012-05-19 06:27:00 PM  

Guidette Frankentits: Does one cook these in a Dutch Oven?


No, a Japanese Microwave.
 
2012-05-19 06:32:14 PM  
I'd love to try his coq au vin recipe someday in my slow cooker, but I don't know where to get a capon or rooster.
 
2012-05-19 06:34:51 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: LDM90: Oh snap! Food Wars! The things people give a shiat about.

Bourdain has a point: Paula Deen and Rachel Ray and these "chefs" who push high-fat dishes made out of heavily-processed food to the American public are part of our current obesity epidemic. It's a public health crisis and I along with everyone of my generation are going to have to pay the costs associated with it.


I wouldn't lump Rachael Ray in there with Paula Deen. All she's doing is encouraging people to cook their own meals, even if they only have 30 minutes.

Paula Deen, on the other hand, is a racist "chef" who cared more about making money than the health of her fans, keeping her diabetes a secret while the money poured in like melted butter on every goddamn thing she's ever made.
 
2012-05-19 06:42:23 PM  
I don't know that you could really lump Rachel Ray in with Paula Deen. They're coming from two different fronts: Rachel cook for yourself and Paula Deen let's deep fry some butter and donuts, glaze them in more butter and refry those biatches and put some butter-covered bacon between them. Ray doesn't go out of her way to add unhealthiness to the meals she shows, it's more about simplicity and time. It's not really a show for amateur chefs or foodies, but housewives and people who just want to make a meal and not pick up fast food. Her meals may not be 100% healthy, but it's a far cry from the Butter biatch.

Paula Deen is a pretty awful person, who intentionally goes out of her way to make unhealthy (and frankly often disgusting) meals.
 
2012-05-19 06:49:38 PM  
Is it possible that the Paula Deen hate is just a weeeeeee bit blown out of proportion?
 
2012-05-19 06:53:07 PM  

verbaltoxin: Is it possible that the Paula Deen hate is just a weeeeeee bit blown out of proportion?


She deserves it. She made butter-sugar crap on her show even after she knew she had diabetes, then she told everyone about the diabetes once it would benefit her the most.
 
2012-05-19 06:54:27 PM  

turbidum: I wouldn't lump Rachael Ray in there with Paula Deen. All she's doing is encouraging people to cook their own meals, even if they only have 30 minutes.


I'll have to admit that I pay no attention to any of these people, and I'm only aware of them because I'm a fan of Bourdain and he writes/talks about them.

/I do know about the Kwanzaa cake, which is a crime against humanity.
 
2012-05-19 06:55:02 PM  

taxandspend: eskimeaux: born_yesterday: He turned me on to bone marrow, and he loves street food as much as fine dining, so I like that about him.

If you haven't seen Deen's "English Peas" recipe and associated comments, it is mildly amusing.

It's no "Late Night Bacon"

FTCS
"My dogs favorite meal is chocolate macaroons and bacon but you gave me no instructions on what to do after the 4 to 6 minutes so i had to throw it out. I decided to set my dogs in there this time in an effort to save time so they could eat it while it was cooking. I coated them in tin foil since i had nothing else to put on them to prevent their fur from burning, they liked the chocolate but now their skin is charred and they stopped moving. Can you please give me instructions on what I can make with all this?"

/can't stop laughing


Quite a few good ones. This is my favourite...

"Well, I was hosting a late-night get together and there were a large number of people coming (over 100 and I didn't have time to microwave each batch. So I used a whole hog, and a regular towel. It wouldn't fit in the microwave so I just used my dryer (which is on the second floor at the top of our stairs. I set it to high and put it on for 4 hours and push start. The party starts a couple hours later, and I go into the house to check on the pig, and my dryer is shaking violently. I run up stairs and open it, and this massive spinning, flaming hog barrels down the stairs and kills 2 people. However, it was cooked perfectly, would try again!"
Pros: Very tasty!
Cons: I'm going to jail.
 
2012-05-19 06:55:41 PM  
Neither ray nor deen have claimed to be chefs. And bourdain's constant biatching about the two now seems meanspirited and sorta bully like. I get it bourdain, you are the best chef in the world and cannot understand why the average home cook can't whip up what you can. Get over yourself and cook.
 
2012-05-19 06:58:34 PM  
I see Bourdain as a world travel guinea pig of sorts.
So far this year, I've learned Croatia is actually worth a visit and that Finland is a portal to hell.
 
2012-05-19 07:04:05 PM  

gas giant: I see Bourdain as a world travel guinea pig of sorts.
So far this year, I've learned Croatia is actually worth a visit and that Finland is a portal to hell.


Yeah, I never would have thought to visit Croatia, but his show got me interested.
 
2012-05-19 07:09:46 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Guidette Frankentits: Does one cook these in a Dutch Oven?

No, a Japanese Microwave.


What's a Japanese Microwave?

blogs.laweekly.com

"A Japanese Microwave is when five midget sumo wrestlers hold hands and blow on your soup to cool it off."
 
2012-05-19 07:10:11 PM  

verbaltoxin: blown


*checks username*

Hmmm ...
 
2012-05-19 07:11:15 PM  
 
2012-05-19 07:12:08 PM  
also, I know it's the Onion but it seems so believable...
 
2012-05-19 07:13:32 PM  
"Substituted non-fat milk for butter... The milk curdled :( my kids ate them after I told them it was peas and warmed cottage cheese : Thanks Paula!"
 
2012-05-19 07:22:48 PM  

born_yesterday: gas giant: I see Bourdain as a world travel guinea pig of sorts.
So far this year, I've learned Croatia is actually worth a visit and that Finland is a portal to hell.

Yeah, I never would have thought to visit Croatia, but his show got me interested.


Same here. Had no idea their food was so yummy.

During his trip to the winery I half expected him to say (about the wine) "Mmmm, you can really taste the landmines".
 
2012-05-19 07:26:02 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I've made some of his recipes. They're sometimes challenging, but worth it. Paula Deen's cooking is the laziest junk. It purports to be Southern, but instead of what you usually use in Southern cooking to get great flavor (time), she just pours butter on everything. If you want butter then just eat French food. It's actually good unlike Paula's lazy crap for lazy cooks.

I said lazy a lot in there, but I can't think of a more apt adjective.


You are aware that large swaths of the south are of French origin, right?
 
2012-05-19 07:47:00 PM  

sirgrim: you are aware that large swaths of the south are of French origin, right?


Yep, I tell you what, I always get confused about the difference between the American South and France

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2012-05-19 07:51:52 PM  

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: DeltaPunch: born_yesterday: If you haven't seen Deen's "English Peas" recipe and associated comments, it is mildly amusing.

Ah yes, the one where the entire recipe is two cans of English peas and half a stick of butter. Here's my favorite comment:

"This is such a delicious and versatile recipe! I made a few adjustments. First I melted the butter (without wax paper) in a sauce pan. I added 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup rum and 1/4 water till a boil and sugar was dissolved. I set that aside.

In a large bowl I mixed:

2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup rum

I baked in a floured and greased bundt pan at 350 for about 45 minutes until a knife inserted came out clean and the color turned almost brown.

I then poked a lot of holes in the cake with a knife and drizzled the butter mixture until it absorbed. I waited about an hour and then flipped the cake over and removed bundt pan. The best rum cake I ever had!!"

Now there's an alteration worth making a note of. Might actually make it later this weekend.


Just google "Bacardi Rum Cake", it uses a yellow cake mix and comes out awesome. People actually insult me if I make it and they don't get a slice!

sometimes cakes from scratch can come out tough from over mixing.
 
2012-05-19 07:51:53 PM  

jaytkay: Yep, I tell you what, I always get confused about the difference between the American South and France


jaytkay: Yep, I tell you what, I always get confused about the difference between the American South and France


Apparently it's the butter. Do try to keep up.
 
2012-05-19 07:54:41 PM  

sign_of_Zeta: Paula Deen Sponsors .05K Walk For Diabetes Research

In addition, Deen assured participants the walking route would include 32 water and aid stations, which will serve deep-fried, melt-in-your-mouth garlic cheese biscuits "just in case anybody gets the butter tingles."


I lost it when I read "butter tingles". LOL.
 
2012-05-19 07:56:48 PM  

cookiefleck: Neither ray nor deen have claimed to be chefs. And bourdain's constant biatching about the two now seems meanspirited and sorta bully like. I get it bourdain, you are the best chef in the world and cannot understand why the average home cook can't whip up what you can. Get over yourself and cook.


So you've never read any of Bourdain's books, watched any of his shows, or heard any of his lectures?

Because what you just said is diametrically opposed to everything he has ever said or done.

/he's no finely-skilled master chef, and he knows it
//professional drinker? absolutely
 
2012-05-19 08:01:11 PM  

Kuroshin: cookiefleck: Neither ray nor deen have claimed to be chefs. And bourdain's constant biatching about the two now seems meanspirited and sorta bully like. I get it bourdain, you are the best chef in the world and cannot understand why the average home cook can't whip up what you can. Get over yourself and cook.

So you've never read any of Bourdain's books, watched any of his shows, or heard any of his lectures?

Because what you just said is diametrically opposed to everything he has ever said or done.

/he's no finely-skilled master chef, and he knows it
//professional drinker? absolutely



So he's a hypocrite then?
 
2012-05-19 08:07:03 PM  

cookiefleck: So he's a hypocrite then?


Hi, Paula, nice to see you're on Fark.
 
2012-05-19 08:14:40 PM  

theorellior: cookiefleck: So he's a hypocrite then?

Hi, Paula, nice to see you're on Fark.


How y'all doin'?!

/seriously I'm not Paula, but bourdain insists upon himself.
// I saw an episode where she had krispy kreme bread pudding..
 
2012-05-19 08:14:54 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I'd be scared of an avalanche of Paula Deen fans, too.


dear god, the amount of grease being squeezed out at the bottom is frightening and yet I am now wondering how we could use that as a new energy source
 
2012-05-19 08:17:34 PM  

eskimeaux: born_yesterday: He turned me on to bone marrow, and he loves street food as much as fine dining, so I like that about him.

If you haven't seen Deen's "English Peas" recipe and associated comments, it is mildly amusing.

It's no "Late Night Bacon"


how do you fark up bacon? COME ON! It's farking bacon! You do not put it in a microwave.
 
2012-05-19 08:19:10 PM  

cookiefleck: Kuroshin: cookiefleck: Neither ray nor deen have claimed to be chefs. And bourdain's constant biatching about the two now seems meanspirited and sorta bully like. I get it bourdain, you are the best chef in the world and cannot understand why the average home cook can't whip up what you can. Get over yourself and cook.

So you've never read any of Bourdain's books, watched any of his shows, or heard any of his lectures?

Because what you just said is diametrically opposed to everything he has ever said or done.

/he's no finely-skilled master chef, and he knows it
//professional drinker? absolutely


So he's a hypocrite then?


*Brrrzzzzt*

I'm sorry, but you've failed again.

Calling out crap food and the people who hawk it for being crap doesn't not a hypocrite make.

Dude worked his way up through some really interesting kitchens to eventually helm Les Halles. He's plenty skilled and knows how to make good food - if he weren't, he would never have made it that far. What's more, he's a real cook, and if you knew any real cooks you'd know exactly how abrasive and passionate they can be. He's no exception among cooks in his personality.

So real-world cooking chops, combined with an abrasively snarky personality puts him well above the likes of Deen.

He's just not a King among chefs.

So yeah, not a hypocrite in the least.

/please try again, this is fun
 
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