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Game On: Food Network’s Alton Brown Slams ‘Man vs. Food’

Eric Ripert isn’t only chef who’s got a bone to pick. TV host Alton Brown has joined the fray.

His beef is with Adam Richman, host of Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food” and his larger-than-life appetite for five-pound cheesesteaks.

Brown, host of the food science show “Good Eats”, has deemed Richman’s show, where he routinely chows down on impossibly large portions of everything from two-pound doughnuts to stacks of pancakes to gargantuan hero sandwiches “disgusting.”

“That show is about gluttony, and gluttony is wrong. It’s wasteful. Think about people that are starving to death and think about that show,” Brown, in an interview with Zap2It, via the Huffington Post. “I think it’s an embarrassment.”

Richman didn’t waste any time responding.

He replied on Twitter: “Alton Brown: MvF is about indulgence – NOT gluttony – & has brought loads of biz to Mom-n-Pop places. You were my hero, sir. No more.”

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