Forget the Drake and Meek Mill beef, it’s all about two of the world’s most influential culinary stars going at it.

While on his ‘Close to the Bone’ tour, Anthony Bourdain fired shots at Food Network talent. The Parts Unknown host whipped out this salty opinion: “I love Ina Garten. She’s one of the few people on Food Network who can actually cook.”

In a recent interview with People Magazine, Food Network star Alton Brown fired shots right back at Bourdain. He asks Vanity Fair,

“When was the last time you saw Anthony Bourdain actually cook anything? I’ve spent 14 years cooking my own food on television and I’ve never seen him cook a meal.”

The Good Eats host claims he doesn’t need to defend himself and his skills. After shooting 242 episodes of his cooking show Good Eats, Brown has rounded up enough recipes to prove that he knows what he’s doing in the kitchen.

It’s apparent that Bourdain has a deep reserve of culinary knowledge, but on both Parts Unknown and No Reservations, he is rarely the one in the kitchen preparing the meals. Although Brown has never seen Bourdain cook on television, Brown still has an immense amount of respect for the chef. He says,

[pullquote]“I will say this: I think that [he] is probably the best writer about food. I’m jealous of his work. He pokes a lot of things and that’s fine; you have to have critics, issue provocateurs, so to speak […] I’m a fan, and the few times I’ve gotten to work with him I enjoyed it immensely.”[/pullquote]

Bourdain responded to Alton’s remarks on Twitter, blowing off any hints at a Bourdain-Brown beef.

Bourdain, who has never shied away from giving his opinions on other chefs, must really respect the Good Eats host. Then again, what’s not to like about Alton Brown?

[via People Magazine]