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Tyler Florence and Andrew Zimmern's Public Feud

Tyler Florence and Andrew Zimmern's Public Feud

Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern doesn't like Tyler Florence and he's not afraid to publicly express his disgust for the Food Network chef. Last week on his personal blog, Zimmern said in a discussion of Ryan Seacrest's reality show, Momma's Boys:

Monday’s episode featured the worlds least talented TV chef, Tyler Florence, once again churning out the questionable cooking advice and the leading the ladies through a menu of the Moms fave recipes. Watching Florence wolf down the food, stare and ogle every ass that strolled by his cutting board and play the role of local TV stud was high comedy of the highest order.

To find out what Florence had to say about ZImmern,

. Florence's quick response was posted on his Facebook account:

Normally I have pretty thick skin when it comes to blogs and what people think. It is a free country after all, But this guy Andrew Zimmern, the guy who eats dried camel cock for a living, has decided to dis my life's work because I did, my personal friend, Ryan Seacrest, a favor and helped him out with his first big television production, "Momma's Boy's" It was a big hit for NBC and something I had a fun time doing. It's bubble gum reality, who cares. It was funny. I guess it hard to have a since of humor when you're on your 10th take of eating Yak testicles, smiling to the camera, wondering where your life went wrong......... mmmmm, Delicious! Go get'em guys. Let's put an end to Chef on Chef violence in '09.

I think it's interesting how Florence asks for an end to chef feuding after he violently disses Zimmern. What do you think of the battle? Who do you side with: Zimmern or Florence?


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Timmm2012 Timmm2012 7 years
Andrew Zimnmerman, or Zimmern, or whatever his name is an overbearing, egotistical, puffed up bag o wind with a penchant for eating squid penis and fried elephant bunghole. He'd eat deep fried poop if given the chance. How yummy. How that show can hold anyones attention, except for Mr. Disgustor himself, is way beyond me. Tyler should slap him about the head and face with a spatula....
tatsauce tatsauce 8 years
Oh no, my boyfriends are fighting. I can't pick a side, I'm fans of both of them. I can see how Andrew Zimmern can come off as a jerk though. He can be a bit snobbish on "Bizarre Foods" even when he's in a Third world country.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I think Andrew Zimmerman is rude and condescending on his show. Even the title of his show, "Bizarre Foods" is rude. I don't like him, I don't watch him, and I certainly don't give a hoot about his opinion on Tyler Florence.
DivaDivine DivaDivine 8 years
Who cares who's right or wrong? This is hilarity! We just need to pull Anthony Bourdain in for a really good catfight.
EatYourVeggies EatYourVeggies 8 years
I'm not really a fan of either of them. There are very few tv chefs who don't have an annoying personality. Anthony Bourdain FTW because he really doesn't give a crap what anyone thinks of him.
V-for-Victoria V-for-Victoria 8 years
CaterpillarGirl, I've also watched one of Zimmern's pre-Bizarre Foods shows (I think it was a one-off, but it had a similar theme) where he also displayed rudeness to a different culture. The host visibly took offense, but handled it graciously. So I already disliked him well before BF.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
and Really i am not being arguementative here, but the people on Yumsugar who are regular posters, arent ignorant of other cultures nor are we likely to say negative things about them, in fact most of us embrace new foods and cultures willingly.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
you still have yet to tell me what comment did all these ignorant things you say. you cant scrutinize something that doesnt exist. and watch the stinky tofu episode to get the gist of andrew being rude to someone who obviously takes their food and culture seriously. and he has, on his blog, PAID for (can you say sell out) by pepto bismal , pictures of food he has eaten that required the use of that particular stomach ache easing medication. I would be ticked if someone said to me after eating a dish i prepared that they needed Pepto Bismal because of it!
greyskie greyskie 8 years
Cat, I DID read the comments carefully, including yours (I watch Zimmerman's show and he does NOT ever "diss" another culture based on their food) and trust me, I do not need to go back and scrutinize every comment that showed ignorance. I am done here.
Anne-B Anne-B 8 years
OK, I don't care a lick about these two or their feud, I just wanted to say... GEODUCK! That was my college mascot.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Grey, I didnt see ANY COMMENT on here putting down any other cultures food . What i did see was people commenting on ANDREW and his show. big difference. maybe read them all thoroughly next time before assuming the worst K?
greyskie greyskie 8 years
The feud between these two is very immature. But what I find the most immature and disappointing is some of the comments left on this very page! Bizarre Foods shows a different face to food and cooking. If you cannot accept that EVERY culture eats DIFFERENT things (including, yes, BALLS) and that it is OKAY, then please don't say anything at all.
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 8 years
well i think they are both being immature. i like Tyler Florence and do use his recipes occasionally and find him and his personality pretty attractive. i've purposely avoided watching bizarre foods because that guy annoys me and the concept of the show repels me. same reason i don't watch bear grills or Anthony Bordon. why do i want to watch people eating things i wouldn't eat. when i watch a cooking show i want to be shown something that I could actually make not yak testicles. As it is their 'feud' needs to reined in...please they are tv show chefs not WWF wrestlers.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years's a man cat fight.
kia kia 8 years
Both these guys are schmucks! "Let's put an end to Chef on Chef violence in '09." How passive aggressive was that after going after Zimmerman?
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
flyingroo, Ruh roh! :rotfl: Where is MY mind today?! I blame Tyler's hair gel!
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
CG-he actually likes balls.. :P And I've never once see him seriously diss food his guests prepared/showed him; maybe once or twice when it was really repulsive but he's always in good spirits about it. I like his show. It's not just about making people go eww; it's about opening our eyes to the unusual things some people eat around the globe. With that said, I'm really disappointed. I never would've expected this of him. I don't like Tyler either but I wouldn't go public about it; it just creates unnecessary drama for them.
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