Hide the blenders and whisks! There’s gonna be a food fight up in here!
Chef Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential; No Reservations) is not impressed by Rachael Ray’s choice to be the spokesperson for Dunkin’ Donuts.
The New York Post reported that Chef Bourdain made his opinion clear in next month’s Outside magazine:
“She’s got a magazine, a TV empire, all these best-selling books — I’m guessing she’s not hurting for money,” Bourdain told Outside, according to the Post. “She’s hugely influential, particularly with children. And she’s endorsing Dunkin’ Donuts. It’s like endorsing crack for kids.”
He refers to himself as “not a very ethical guy. I don’t have a lot of principles. But somehow that seems to me over the line.”
“Juvenile diabetes has exploded. Half of Americans don’t have necks. And she’s up there saying, ‘Eat some [bleeping] Dunkin’ Donuts. You look great in that swimsuit — eat another doughnut!’ That’s evil .”
Rachael’s issued the following statement:
“Anyone who knows Rachael and watches her on TV is aware she promotes balance and moderation, instead of living life in extremes. Her work addressing kids’ and families’ nutritional needs speaks for itself, so we respectfully disagree with Anthony’s opinion.”
I wonder if Dunkin’ Donuts picked Rach for a reason…