Food drama

In case you haven’t been keeping up, Anthony Bourdain slams the Food Network and its stars over at Michael Ruhlman’s blog. Then Ruhlman defends Bourdain and describes the Food Network as a bastion of mediocrity. And then today Grub Street steps in to defend Rachael Ray and accuses Ruhlman of snobbery for calling the network and its stars mediocre. It’s nice to see, even on a slow Friday, someone’s still looking out for the common man, though I rather suspect Grub Street’s wishing they’d gotten Bourdain’s post instead. It’s hard to believe any food writer worth his weight would defend Sandra Lee, or encourage someone who uses the word “sammy.”