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 and a disturbing shellacking of make-up. But now she has a channel on YouTube, where you can watch home-video-like segments, showing her in a much more casual light. In this one, she makes pimento cheese in her own kitchen, makeup-free.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 31, 2009