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Paula Deen Food Porn

Yow. Zah. I love a bunch of Fightin’ Foodies chewing the fat over Paula Deen. Thanks to my Sig-O (Hi Kim!), I have pictures from Lady & Sons, where there is always a line (left) to get in. Let’s see if I can lift these pictures off my desktop and get them posted. On three: one, two…

Corn cakes fried in butter served with honey (left)

Fried Green tomatoes (below left)

chicken pot pie (below right)

Thanks to R.P. Washburne for photos! You’re a Georgia peach.

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4 comments on “Paula Deen Food Porn

  1. I have no clue why I watched TFN’s Seafood Challenge this past weekend but…

    Paula Deen was there and made the above pot pie as a seafood pot pit. The reaction of the judges was priceless. They liked it but immediately complained about the portion size, essentially saying it could have been less than a fourth of the size. (Perhaps preventing her regulars from being a quarter size bigger.)

    Funny that I noticed when she was being interviewed, he accent was extremely strong and animated, but when they had a background shot with her speaking she sounded like a normal Southern human being. That being said, I don’t think her accent is fake, just played up- a lot. I mean, my accent is way worse than it should be, but when I’m on the spot (particularly when it comes to getting what I want), my accent can be quite a bit different.

  2. Allison, et al:

    I saw that special as well awhile back and in passing this weekend (the thing I remember more specifically about it was John Besh, runner-up to Michael Symon for the Next Iron Chef competition) and what really struck me, as you indicated, was the fact the judges busted her for making something four times too large for an individual serving. Compare that to when — during the “Vegas Throwdown” part of the NFNS thing — she criticized Kelsey’s dishes for being “appetizer-size” and lauded Aaron’s dishes despite the latter’s being heaped on a plate without any real sophistication at all. Between that and my girlfriend having visited Paula’s restaurant this year — and explaining that everything served on the table had butter in it (crab butter — feh) I’ve gotten really disinterested in her cooking.

    As much as I liked Paula’s personality before they hammed her up (no pun intended) as they did with Emeril (Paula’s Party is dreck, plain n’ simple), it’s gotten to the point where I enjoy watching her when she’s not over the top, but I’d never consider making anything she prepares simply because I’d like to make it past 40 without having a bypass, heart attack or wind up not being able to lift my ass off the couch.