Paula Deen

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    July 3, 2013

    Food Music Mixtape Volume 2

    Yesterday (and just in time for Independence Day celebrations), DJ Escoffier brought you Volume 1 of our food music mixtape. Today, DJ Bearded James unleashes Volume 2; be sure to listen for the Paula Deen Apology remix at the end. Did we miss your favorite food-related tune? Let us know in the com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2013

    Rightbloggers' Scandal Spring Gives Way to Summer of Same Old, Same Old

    The recent round of DC scandals has been good for rightbloggers -- for about a month they've been devoted to plumping up Benghazi, IRS, NSA, and other controversies, and have succeeded in knocking down the President's approval ratings. High fives all around! But seasons change, and Scandal Spring i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Resolution Diet Be Damned: The "Butter Burger" at Prune

    We're almost two weeks into January, and for those of you still dieting, we offer our congratulations--reluctantly. It can't be easy to live in a food city such as New York and spend your days and nights chugging down BluePrint Cleanse cashew drinks and eating raw kale chips. So bravo, we guess. Now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain Attacks Paula Deen Again; Daniel Boulud Sues Buffalo Restaurant

    Anthony Bourdain was fine form this week -- back to attacking his favorite target, Paula Deen. On Tuesday, he appeared on ABC's Good Morning America and went at Deen again, calling her decision to cook fattening food while hiding her diabetes "in excruciatingly bad taste, unconscionable, and cynical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Kristen Wiig's Priceless SNL Parody of Paula Deen

    We really don't mean to pick on Paula Deen but she has had quite a year, and it's only March. Just one more thing for now, we promise: Kristen Wiig's SNL parody of Dean, which is kind of harsh but too funny not to post.

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    March 9, 2012

    This Week's Specials: East Village Eats, Tea Houses

    See what we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week:

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    March 8, 2012

    Paula Deen In Trouble Again

    Paula Deen is in deep water again, but this time it's not for eating too many doughnut burgers. Lisa Jackson, a former manager at Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, a restaurant owned by Deen and her brother Bubba Hiers, claims the two siblings sexually and racially harassed and assaulted their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Under the Toque: Batali Settles Suit, New Prune Cookbook in the Works

    Chef shuffles and kerfuffles this week: Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich have agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of their restaurants' employees who claimed that the owners deducted the equivalent of 4 to 5 percent of the total wine sales from the tip pool and pockete ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 15, 2012

    Facebook and Twitter Have Rotted Our Brains!

    And I don't mind as long as you click on my link, genius

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    The Doctors TV Show Rips Paula Deen

    Here's the picture of Deen shown on this morning's The Doctors. First thing on this morning's episode of the CBS show The Doctors, the panel lit into Paula Deen. They first criticized her for knowing she had diabetes three years ago and still promoting unhealthy meals on TV, noting "80 percent of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Lexington Brass Chef Franklin Becker on Diabetic Cooking, Paula Deen, and Light Super Bowl Bites

    Photo courtesy Franklin BeckerFranklin Becker still loves chicken wings on game day...but grilled ones​Yesterday we spoke with Franklin Becker, the chef at both Abe & Arthur's and Lexington Brass, who told us all about revamping the menu at Abe & Arthur's and what food trends are here to stay. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Zoe Saldana, Eat A Sandwich!

    The kick-ass Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek) was photographed above going for lunch with a friend, but did she really eat anything?

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Nine Food TV Shows We'd Love To See

    ​How did food television become so boring and predictable? Umpteenth season of Top Chef? Yawn. Endless cupcake wars? Yawn. Paula Deen pouring more butter into the cake? Yawn. Guy Fieri tucking into another giant hamburger? Zzzzzzzzz. Well, the time has come to invent new types of food-themed s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    This Week's Specials: Soused Scribes and Savory Sichuan

    Totally tofu...​Fork in the Road sticks its nose in a book with this week's Literary Lushes: Our 10 Favorite Book (and Play)-Writing Boozers. Robert Sietsema samples Upper East Side sichuan in his review of Land of Plenty. Lauren Shockey snacks on mozzarella sticks in her review of SoHo ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Paula Deen, Southern Butter Belle, Confirms Diabetes Rumors

    Paula Deen has diabetes, but the Southern belle of butter intends to keep on eating the fatty, sugary, salty foods linked to the disease, according to Time.

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    December 27, 2011

    Don't Try This At Home: 5 Grossest Holiday Recipes

    Jeff Tidwell / FlickrShe may be pretty funny, but her cheeseball recipe is not.​So it seems that this extended holiday weekend has, finally, wound down. And between all of those holiday meals, you must be exhausted from cooking. So don't worry. These are some recipes that won't make you want to bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    This Week in Food Blogs: Paula Deen Might Still Be an 'Evil Sex Fiend Succubus'

    This week in food blogs ... What big teeth you have!​ Eater National describes Paula Deen as an "evil sex fiend succubus" again. We appreciate the reminder, and will remain vigilant and report any suspicious, succubus-like activity. Diner's Journal has some bad news for filicidal foodies: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Food Prices to Rise Even Higher; Chefs Are Tweeting Up a Storm

    ​Opting for produce from small, local, organic farms cannot guarantee that you will avoid the food safety issues that go along with large-scale farming. [Washington Post] The USDA is reporting that food prices are expected to rise up to 4.5 percent, the sharpest increase since 1978. [Wall Str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Food Network Chefs Gone Wild

    Perving on Paula.​Pick up a copy of Harper's Bazaar this month and you'll find a sexy Sandra Lee draped across its pages. The often conservatively dressed Food Network star vamps it up for a piece on her "semi-homemade" success and home life with Governor Cuomo. Meanwhile, Maxim selects its f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Paula Deen Responds to Anthony Bourdain; Chipotle Addresses Bacon in Beans

    ​It would appear that dogs are the final frontier when it comes to gourmet food trucks. Bocce's Bakery launched its Biscuit Bike this summer, offering organic dog treats, including and cupcakes. [NY Post] Paula Deen shot back at Anthony Bourdain after he called her the "most dangerous person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Cocky Doody Is Sizzling Hot At The Movies

    ​Yes, the latest trend in film magic happens to be crap! It's really the shit! Here are some examples: *The Change-Up starts with Jason Bateman changing a baby's diapers, only to have the baby shoot a big stream of caca right into Jason's mouth! Watch out, Divine!

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    March 3, 2011

    Paula Deen Rides Things; Nicolas Cantrel Stays On at Beaumarchais

    ​Greg Grossman, the 15-year-old who started cooking at age of 9, will be at the helm of Alan Philips' next Feast pop-up, running from March 10-12. The theme will be Pop Art. [Grub Street] Michael Psilakis is no longer the executive chef at Eos in the Viceroy hotel, in Miami. No replacement ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    It's Friday, blessed Friday, and time for a look back at the week that was: Our 10 best and cheapest Pennsylvania Station eats. Mile End's Noah Bernamoff talked about what's next for the restaurant, keeping Jewish food alive, and schmaltz. Vermin roaming your apartment? If you can't beat 'em, eat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    As Promised, Paula Deen Will Be on Top Chef Tonight

    ​Tonight, after dangling the promise/threat of Paula Deen before us for what now seems like years, Top Chef is giving its viewers a meaty, man-sized portion of the Butter Queen. According to The Huffington Post, Deen and John Besh will be judging the Elimination Challenge, for which the chefs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain Sees His Future in Paula Deen's Bunions

    The horror.​"Then if things weren't bad enough, if I didn't already realize it was Sandra's world and Rachael's world, they bought my network.What does this mean? I guess it means that if Paula Deen wants her bunions pumiced at 2 o'clock in the morning, I'm going to get right over there. Let m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Behind the Scenes of the Barneys Holiday Windows

    If you harbor the same odd fondness for Barneys' freakish, food (Network)-themed holiday windows that we do, then check out the above video from Liz Lomax, the artist responsible for the outsized likenesses of Bobby Flay, Sandra Lee, et al. It shows their construction process from beginning to end ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    iPads Gain Popularity as POS; United Serves Healthiest Airline Food

    ​The iPad is an increasingly popular tool restaurants employ as as part of their point-of-sale systems. [Nation's Restaurant News] Kroger has recalled several brands of pet food in 19 states, because of possible aflatoxin contamination, which can cause sluggishness and diarrhea. [Bloomberg] ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    The Barneys Food (Network)-Themed Holiday Windows: Some Pictures

    ​Mario Batali's decapitated head is surrounded by a garnish of Crocs. On Tuesday, Barneys unveiled its much-anticipated food-themed holiday windows. Inscribed with the command "Have a Foodie Holiday," the three tableau offer an assemblage of 70 Food Network "personalities," chefs, and assort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    South Park Lampoons Food Network and Foodies as Cartman Impersonates Gordon Ramsay

    ​On stilts, Cartman fools Randy into thinking he's Gordon Ramsay. Last night's South Park was a hilarious send-up of the Food Network and celebrity chefs, and few avoided being hit by the satiric splatter.

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    November 18, 2010

    Brooklyn Pride Now Manifested in Mac 'n' Cheese Shop

    The Food NetworkThis is Paula Deen's mac 'n' cheese. It will eat your face.​ Much as Greenpoint has absorbed a sizable number of erstwhile Manhattanites, so too has it appropriated a phenomenon previously confined to the island: the all-mac 'n' cheese restaurant.

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    November 15, 2010

    Urban Sharecropping All the Rage; The City's Best Doughnuts

    ​Urban sharecropping is the latest twist to the farm-to-table movement, in which homeowners get matched with would-be farmers who don't themselves have gardening space. [Wall Street Journal] Mayor Bloomberg's favorite diner, Viand Café, was slapped with 36 violation points in its latest ins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Kristen Wiig Does Her Best Paula Deen Impression

    Although not quite as much fun as the time Betty White expounded upon the virtues of her dusty muffin, Saturday Night Live's latest foray into the food demimonde is still respectably unnerving. This weekend's episode saw Kristen Wiig do her best impression of Paula Deen in a commercial for Paula D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Food Network Launches an App; New Bacon Soda Is Gross

    ​Domino's Pizza in Japan has announced it will hire someone for a mysterious one-hour job in December that will pay 2.5 million yen ($31,000). [AP] Meanwhile, Domino's in Europe is opening its first store in Germany, in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin, this Saturday. [PR Newswire] Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Is Paula Deen Scary Enough to Be Your Halloween Costume? Um, That Would Be a Yes.

    Scary: Guy Fieri.​Stumped for a great Halloween costume this year? Check out CHOW's excellent gallery of food-celebrity costumes. Some are scary, like the Paula Deen, complete with lightning-white teeth. Others are just, well, awesome, like the purple-draped Alice Waters or slightly slutty Mic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Paula Deen Is Launching Her Own Line of Fresh Fruits and Veg

    Pauladeen.comJust in time for Halloween, something scary.​You may not have realized that carrots and apples were in desperate need of a spokesperson, but oh, they are. And not just any shill, but one who's given the world and its waistlines Cheesy Ham and Banana Casserole and Deep-Fried Mac an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    When Foods Attack...Celebrities! Paula Deen Hit by Ham and More

    ​The strange case of Home Shopping Network Host Claire Champlin being attacked by a watermelon reminds us that foods are not just for nourishment -- they can also serve as dangerous weapons. Recently, heartthrob Justin Bieber was hit by a water bottle as he performed onstage, which seemingly c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Global Warming Could Cause Rice Famine; 'Ethnic BBQ' Among Big Pork and Poultry Trends

    ​Global warming could significantly impact the production of rice, which could lead to higher prices, fears over food security, and more hunger in an increasingly populated world. [Reuters] Food magazines are outperforming celebrity magazines, with sales at Cooking With Paula Deen and Martha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Great American Food & Music Fest: When Food and Celebrity Team Up to Fleece the Hapless and Hungry

    Tom invites you to waste some money and get taken advantage of. ​I hate to say this, but I blame the Anchor Bar in Buffalo. Ever since reading a New Yorker article about the meteoric rise of the Buffalo wing, I'd been meaning to make a pilgrimage out to where it all began. Though controversy s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    New York School Lunch Menus Shrinking; Chipotle Now Serving Naturally-Raised Beef

    ​This summer, Green Table, a café in Chelsea Market, will sell brown-bag lunches for customers to enjoy at the neighboring High Line park. [Wall Street Journal] Despite the oil spill threatening the seafood supply, the first New Orleans Oyster Festival, originally scheduled for the summer of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Is Paula Deen For Real?

    ​I like Paula Deen. She has a warm personality, she apparently likes the gays, and most importantly she whips up a mean buttermilk pancake. But with that accent laid on as thick as barbecue sauce on chicken fried steak, I'm starting to think she "hicks" it up for the public a little.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Morimoto Samples Duane Reade Sushi; Ben & Jerry's to Go Fairtrade Compliant

    ​Whole Foods has reported higher-than-expected fiscal first quarter earnings, which is being attributed largely to a price shift instituted last year. [Forbes] Romania has proposed a tax on burgers, french fries, soda, and other fast foods in an effort to fight both adult and child obesity. [ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Martha Stewart Gets on the Pole

    Remember when McSweeney's envisioned what sort of pole dancer Paula Deen might be? Apparently, Martha Stewart prefers you not use your imagination.

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    December 22, 2009

    Food Trends Past & Future; Yao Ming Says No to Shark Fin Soup

    ​NBA star Yao Ming is featured in a new ad campaign aimed at wealthy Chinese, urging them to say no to shark fin soup in order to combat the overfishing of certain species. The ad shows Yao pushing away a bowl of shark fin soup served to him in a fancy restaurant. [AFP] Jonas Brother Kevin, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Rachael Ray in the Nude, Floating in the River Evoo

    ​ It's no Paula Deen pot roast doll, but this classical (and classy!) nude painting of Rachael Ray by Alex Gardega is up there with foodie gift idea no-nos.

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    December 14, 2009

    11 of the Absolute Worst. Gifts. Ever.

    ​Unless you're trying to express discernible disdain for your Secret Santa pick this year, you'll want to avoid the gift ideas on Food Network Humor's list of 11 Awful Gifts for Foodies and Cooks. It includes such cringeworthy gems as the eerie Paula Deen Makes a Pot Roast doll, inappropriatel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Ever Imagine What It Might Be Like to Pole Dance with Paula Deen? Thank Your Lucky Stars McSweeney's Did It for You

    ​Who knows what Paula Deen gets up to when she's not deep-frying butter or getting hit in the face with a ham. She very well could be an excellent pole dancing teacher. She probably is not, of course. But the short story by Erin Hershey entitled, Pole Dancing with Paula Deen, Y'all!, published ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Paula Deen: Not Looking Like a Drag Queen, for Once

    Speaking of food television, a certain person who will not be outed might possibly have a guilty thing for Paula Deen. The way Deen drawls "buuuuuuuuuuteeer" could tame a wild beast. But on her show on the Food Network, Deen looks like an amateur drag queen--sporting a rock hard, puffy coiffure an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette--La Cense Is Here; Top Chef Masters Gets a Bad Guy

    This week in food blogs... The highly anticipated La Cense burger truck finally arrived in all its grass-fed-beef glory. Midtown Lunch opted out of the free burgers for food bloggers to pay for his burger like a regular customer, and deemed it good, but not great. Eater loved the last Top Chef Mas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Paula Deen Shows Her Hot Cross Buns

    Food star Paula Deen popped out her butt crack at a recent South Beach Wine & Food Festival demo, creating a recipe for absolute hilarity. I can't understand a word Deen says before that happens, but it looks like her pants were a-tumbling down, so she helped the process along and giddily revealed h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Michelle Obama on the Food Network

    Paula Deen's gonna fatten her right up. Sarah Palin makes me want to throw my television out the window and start setting shit on fire. Luckily for my neighbors, an email from the Food Network arrived just in time to calm me down. Just gaze at the picture above, breathe into a paper bag and think o ... More >>

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