Cable Food Celebrity Catfight: Tyler Florence vs Andrew Zimmern [scandal]

2009 is starting out right! There's some trash talk going on between Andrew Zimmern and Tyler Florence online, ending with Florence pleading for "an end to Chef on Chef violence in '09."

It all started with Andrew Zimmern, of Bizarre Foods, not happy with Tyler Florence's appearance on the latest episode of Momma's Boys, he blogged:

[The show] featured the world's 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.

Food Network Addict reports that Tyler Florence responded angrily, on his Facebook profile:

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 sense 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!

Let's put an end to Chef on Chef violence in '09.

After the jump, we embed the entire video of Tyler Florence on Momma's Boys, and we have to say, we completely disagree with Andrew Zimmern — in no instance do we see Florence "stare and ogle" at anyone. But make up your mind by watching the lengthy, 8 minute-plus clip.

Video: Tyler Florence on Momma's Boys

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