Why Sunny Anderson Will Never Accept A Dinner Invite From Bobby Flay - Exclusive

Sunny Anderson no longer longs to eat at Bobby Flay's house — at least, she's too proud to do it under his terms. To be fair, Flay should have done right by his Food Network friend and invited her over for dinner before it ever got to this point. "I should never have to invite myself over. Other people will stand around me, and they will talk and brag about dinners that they had at this place," Anderson quipped to Tasting Table in an exclusive interview. "I'm like, 'That's so rude, Bobby. Invite me or don't talk about it around me.'"

If lines must be drawn, we're in Anderson's camp. Now, it seems, it's too late for Flay to make amends. "If I ever did go to his place for dinner, we need to make that public. It needs to be seen. People need to see me go to Bobby's place and eat in Bobby's kitchen," Anderson told us. "I told him, 'If I do this, I'm going to show up with cameras,' and he said no. I told him, I think it's because he doesn't want the 'gotcha' moment of being seen without his makeup on."

This is not the first time we've borne witness to unfinished business between Flay and another food celeb. Bobby Flay and Gordon Ramsay have been teasing a cook-off for well over a decade now — in a possible head-to-head that Anderson has big opinions about, too. 

Anderson takes sides on the Ramsay-Flay feud

Gordon Ramsay and Bobby Flay's potential head-to-head may be in the spirit of good, competitive fun. Ramsay once insisted to Tasting Table that it was, and we'll have to take him at his word, for now, at least. Like Sunny Anderson's invite to dinner at Flay's house, we've not yet been afforded the video footage to judge the rivalry ourselves. Moreover, if the hollow threats of the past are any indication, food fans will have to content themselves with leaving the outcome of that culinary Super Bowl to their imaginations.

Anderson's beef with Flay aside, the Food Network celeb had no trouble hedging her bets on a winner. "Rest assured, Bobby will take Gordon down, 100%," she predicted. "All we see is Gordon telling people their food is trash and demonstrating one little skill. Bobby gets out on that stage and he does "Beat Bobby Flay" time and time again." To be clear, Anderson isn't hating on Ramsay when she says this. "Gordon, I love you. I've watched you for a long time. You're a genius," she clarified. "But you're not going to win against Bobby Flay."

Follow Sunny Anderson, Bobby Flay, and Anne Burrell on Season 4 of "BBQ Brawl," new episodes of which premiere Monday nights on Food Network.