Paula Deen is a chef, cookbook author, television and media personality from America. She is the owner of The Lady and Sons restaurant, in partnership with her sons.
Professional Life of Chef Paula Deen
Born in Albany, Georgia, Deen went through a tough phase after the death of her parents when she was 23 years old suffering from a rare disease called agoraphobia confining her to home. During this phase she sought to cooking as a therapy to heal herself. Thereafter she worked in a bank as a teller in 1986 and in 1989 armed with rich experience in cooking she came up with a catering business. Her specialties included sandwiches and quick meals assisted by her sons. She named her business as "The Bag Lady" and then later on began a restaurant called "The Lady & Sons in Savannah America. Thereafter she began another restaurant called "Paula Deen Buffet" at Harrah's Casino at Tunica, Mississippi. In 2009 she began her own line of desserts at the Walmart store with desserts such as Apple Crunch Top and Dark Rum Pecan as her signature dishes.
Cookbooks containing Paula Deen Recipes
Paula Deen has authored many cookbooks that have turned bestsellers.
The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cooking and The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cooking in two editions are cookbooks published by her containing traditional Southern USA recipes including the Chess cake- a variant of the chess pie.
She wrote further more cookbooks collaborating with another food writer Martha Nesbit.
Popular Media Shows featuring Chef Paula Deen Recipes
Paula Deen has made active appearances in the media with her cookery shows as well as being featured in other television shows such as The Oprah Winfrey
Paula's Home Cooking is a cookery show that began in 2002 hosted by her telecast on Food network showcasing Southern USA food and other feel-good food favored in America. The show features classic dishes as well as contemporary variations.
Paula's Party is another show in Food Network which began in 2002 in which she comes up with solutions to issues faced by the audiences in respect to culinary issues.
Paula's Best Dishes is another show that started in 2008 featuring best of her culinary creations.
She featured as a Guest star on the televsion shows Kathy Griffin: My Life telecast on the D-List (television) and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (television). She was a guest judge on the show Top Chef.
Achievements of Chef Paula Deen
Paula Deen has won several awards including the Emmy award in 2007 as an Outstanding Lifestyle host.
Her restaurant "The Lady & Sons" won the "International Meal of the Year" in 1999.
She was chosen as the Grand Marshall at the Tournament of Roses Parade.
She attained the rare honor of walking alongside the Queen and the Court during the Rose Parade as well as the Rose Bowl game on the occasion of the onset of New Year that is on the 1st of January 2011.
Popular Paula Deen Recipes
Paula Deen’s creations are sought after worldwide. Her collections include -Desserts, Casseroles, Breads & Cookies, Appetizers and Side Dishes.