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Wednesday
Apr042012

Paula Deen Responds to 'Cruel' Criticism Regarding Her Diabetes

Serg Alexander/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Bacon burgers sandwiched between two donuts and fried cheesecake was what Paula Deen was known for — until news of her type 2 diabetes diagnosis was made public.

Since then, the 67-year-old Food Network host has received backlash from critics, including chef Anthony Bourdain, for not being upfront about her 3-year-old diagnosis until she made a paid endorsement commercial with pharmaceutical company, Novo Nordisk.

Bourdain, host of the Travel Channel’s No Reservations, went public with his criticism in January tweeting, “Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later.”

“When your signature dish is a hamburger in between a doughnut, and you’ve been cheerfully selling this stuff knowing all along that you’ve got type 2 diabetes. … It’s in bad taste if nothing else,” he told Eater.

Responding to Bourdain’s remarks in the May edition of Prevention Magazine, Deen said:  “I thought, oh my gosh, what hospital did he just get out of?…People out there with diabetes haven’t chosen this. It’s not their fault.  I thought that was very, very cruel.”

Bourdain first expressed his disdain for Deen a year before her diabetes announcement, telling TV Guide that her artery-clogging ways made her the “worst, most dangerous person in America.”

But Deen says she’s made changes to her diet by cutting out carbs and eating in moderation. In her ad for Novo Nordisk she says, “I have made simple changes like cutting back on one of my favorite things… sweet tea.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Dec082011

Anthony Bourdain's Tips for Surviving Holiday Travel

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Whether you’re traveling by plane, train or automobile this holiday season, you’ll likely encounter a delay, hassle or unforeseen adventure at some point in your journey.   

If anyone knows how to survive a travel adventure it is Anthony Bourdain, the chef, author and Travel Channel host who has traveled the globe and visited some of the world’s most exotic locations for his Emmy-award winning series No Reservations.

In his new series, The Layover, Bourdain gives viewers his best tips on how to survive their own travel nightmares, and make the most of whatever trip they’re on.

Bourdain stopped by ABC’s Good Morning America to give viewers these top five tips to make their holiday travel less hassle, and more fun!

Eat like a local.  Wherever you are, eat what the locals are good at or famous for, and eat where those locals like to eat it. Do not rely on your concierge for dining tips. He’s in the business of making tourists happy. You want the places that make locals happy. Seek out places crowded with locals. Avoid places where others of your kind are present.

Show appreciation. People everywhere like it when you are appreciative of their food. I cannot stress enough how important your initial reactions to offerings of local specialties are to any possible relationships you might make abroad. Smile and try to look happy, even if you don’t like it. If you do like it, let them know through word or gesture of appreciation.

Visit local markets. Get up early and check out the central food market. It’s a fast way into a culture, where you’ll see the basics of the cuisine. You’ll often find local prepared foods at stands or stalls serving markets’ workers.

Travel prepared.  Be prepared to be stuck in an airport for indeterminate periods of time. Load your mobile device with as many games, songs, apps, and e-books as possible to keep busy during long waits. Also, make sure to pack a battery charger to power up.

Get comfortable.
  Remember to bring something scrunchy and long-sleeved, like a sweatshirt. You might need it as a pillow.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio