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Sandra Lee vs. Anthony Bourdain

When asked recently whom she’d most like to have over for dinner, semi-homemaditrix Sandra Lee chose her arch nemesis, Anthony Bourdain. “I’d like to tell him that he needs to have a cocktail,” she said. “He needs to have a cocktail and lighten up.” This comment comes after the two television food personalities collided at the premier of Julie & Julia last week. "I turn and find myself looking straight into the deceptively attractive and reasonable looking face of Sandra Lee,” Bourdain wrote on his blog about their encounter. “I'm pretty sure, judging by the vestigial ectoplasm on my jacket that I was sideswiped by pure evil." But Sandra Lee ignored this comment—as well as Bourdain’s previous nastiness including a reference to her show as “a war crime on television” and his claim that "This frightening Hell Spawn of Kathie Lee and Betty Crocker seems on a mission to kill her fans, one meal at a time"—and is offering some sort of olive branch. “I would cook him a yummy, mommy comfort food meal, like something with meat and mashed potatoes in it,” she said. “It’s good comfort food. We all need good comforting.”