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Chef Deen Battling Diabetes Type 2

Celebrity chef Paula Deen. Deen recently announced that she has Type 2 diabetes. While Deen has cut out glass after glass of sweet tea and taken up treadmill walking off camera, she plans few changes on the air. (AP Photo/Food Network, File)

Question: Does diabetes run in your family?

Food fight!

Anthony Bourdain, host of theTravel Channel's “No Reservations,” shown posing in a New York restaurant.

Every once in a while, a celebrity feud comes along that makes past celebrity feuds pale in comparison. The Paula Deen-Anthony Bourdain food fight (har har) is one instance of a famous-on-famous smackdown that is so nasty and unexpected and awesome, it will most certainly be a starred footnote within the enemies' respective Wikipedia pages until the end of time. Or something.

Bourdain, acerbic host of The Travel Channel's “No Reservations,” launched the first grenade at the delightful Deen, who is perhaps the best-liked chef on TV. Sniped Bourdain to TV Guide: “(She is) the worst, most dangerous person to America. She revels in unholy connections with evil corporations, and she's proud of the fact that her food is f–ing bad for you. I would think twice before telling an already obese nation that it is OK to eat food that is killing us. Plus, her food sucks.” Read more.

Are you a food show fan? In a cage match between Deen and Bourdain, who would your money be on?

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