Anthony Bourdain and Paula Deen may currently be the two most diametrically opposed personalities in today's food world. The two have feuded for years, with Bourdain generally accusing Deen of fattening up America for profit and Deen generally accusing Bourdain of being an elitist.
Most recently, Bourdain has been on the warpath against Deen for hiding her Type 2 diabetes from fans for years while she sought out an endorsement deal with pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk. He lobbed a grenade Deen's way at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival when he was asked about his own "hypocrisy" for smoking cigarettes on his show, No Reservations:
You're right. I did smoke cigarettes for a lot of years on my show. But I wasn't selling any [expletive] cigarettes ... And when I found a spot on my [expletive] lung, I didn't wait three years so I could get a deal selling the patch.
But are the two that dissimilar? They both worship at the same omnivorous altar, both have larger-than-life personas and both could probably put a ribeye down in five minutes flat. They even occasionally sound alike, as evidenced by the dozen quotes we gathered up from the pair.
Can you tell from the quotes below who said what?