Paula Deen

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    June 11, 2014

    Paula Deen Announces the Paula Deen Network

    Paula Deen's gone digital, y'all. Deen has just announced the Paula Deen Network, a completely digital "channel" that will allow fans to access Deen on their computers, iPads, and smart phones. The network, scheduled to launch in September 2014, will feature Deen and her family cooking and kibbutz ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Lee Schrager's Fried & True Launch Party: Fried Chicken from Paula Deen, Michelle Bernstein, and More

    Last night, 300 members of the local community gathered at PAMM to celebrate the launch of Lee Scharger's second cookbook, Fried & True: More Than 50 Recipes for America's Best Fried Chicken & Sides. Stephen Starr Events took care of the food and catered the event, replicating recipes from the boo ... More >>

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    April 28, 2014

    Paula Deen Announces 2014 Tour

    Break out your calendars, Paula Deen fans, because you have a date with the "lady" herself. Paula Deen Ventures has just announced that the queen of Southern cuisine will embark on a 20-show nationwide tour this year, including multiple stops in Florida. See also: SOBEWFF: Paula Deen Brings the B ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    SOBEWFF: The Top Ten Unforgettable Moments From the Festival

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is over for another year and, celebrity chefs from the Northeast are flying home for another Polar Vortex even as the giant party tents are being broken down. All that's left of the weekend is a slight hangover, a few goodie bags, and memories. Here are our top ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Paula Deen Brings the Biscuits to Fried & True

    Multiple coures of fried chicken before noon is a worthwhile event in and of itself. Throw in a surprise visit by the queen of gluttonous fried and buttery cuisine, Paula Deen, and you know some entertaining commentary is going to is going down. During Fried & True, a fried chicken seminar hosted ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Paula Deen Is Back in the Saddle Again (Video)

    Rumors swirled more than the wine in a thousand glasses. Would Paula Deen join her sons, Jamie and Bobby, in the cooking demo scheduled at Sunday's Grand Tasting Village at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival? People were whispering that Paula was still on the fence about appearing at the signature ... More >>

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    February 23, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Barbecue, the Blues, and the Deens (Photos)

    Bobby Deen played host at last night's BBQ & the Blues event at Eden Roc. However, it was his mother and "hero" that caused the most "hullabaloo." All the meaty goodness prepared by top Miami chefs couldn't compete with the crowds or commotion caused when Paula Deen stepped into this hog heaven. E ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014

    Paula Deen Returns to South Beach Wine and Food Festival

    Add one more name to the celebrity roster at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Paula Deen. Deen will be hosting a cooking demonstration with her sons, Jamie and Bobby at the Grand Tasting Village on Sunday, February 23 at 4:15 p.m. See also: Post Diabetes: Paula Deen Talks Sweet Tea, Miami ... More >>

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    November 29, 2013

    Leftover Lunch: Mashed Potato Pancakes (Recipe)

    Despite your best efforts to consume your weight in turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, your refrigerator is still stuffed to the brim with leftovers. Fail. Ron Swanson would be totally unimpressed by your eating abilities. But all that extra food has gotta go somewhere. Instead of the standard h ... More >>

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    October 29, 2013

    SOBEWFF Tickets Now on Sale: What's Available, What's Already Sold Out

    The city's annual hedonism heyday (well, one of many) is just a few short months away. We're referring, of course, to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. From February 20th through 23rd, 2014, this annual event will invade our sunny shores with more food, drink, and celebrity chef debauchery th ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    Paula Deen's Racial Bias Issue Dismissed by Judge

    Paula Deen's stellar career as a Food Network celebrity and endorsement darling imploded this past June. The cause? A deposition taken in correlation with a harassment lawsuit filed by a former employee of a restaurant co-owned by Deen and her brother Bubba Hiers in which Deen admits to using the N- ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    Paula Deen Comic Book and Magazine: Publishers Stand by the Celebrity Chef

    For a celebrity, being in the news is a fact of life. But Paula Deen's fall from grace is the kind of media coverage that's not exactly PR driven. Since June, the Southern "lady" has been dropped by Food Network (although her page is still featured on their site, along with over 2,000 recipes); Tar ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    Paula Deen on Today: "I Is What I Is"

    It seems that everyone but Paula Deen has weighed in on the scandal that followed the celebrity chef's admission in a legal deposition that she used the N-word. Both Food Network and Smithfield have severed ties with her. Deen's statements have polarized both the culinary community and the world. A ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    Bring Back Paula Deen: Read the Deposition Transcript

    Paula Deen's Food Network career imploded last Friday after the cable network said it would not renew her contract. Though Food Network's simple statement, "Food Network will not renew Paula Deen's contract when it expires at the end of this month," did not mention a reason, it comes after a video d ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    Fieri, Zimmern, Deen, Zakarian Do the Harlem Shake (Video)

    This year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival seemed tame in comparison to some other years. We didn't witness any snockered chefs, fistfights, or Paula Deen riding anyone like a pony. Even Anthony Bourdain played nice at the Grand Tasting Village (possibly because he was in the presenc ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    SoBeWFF 2013: The Good, the Bad, and the Crowded

    Each year, more than 50,000 people attend the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's various seminars, dinners, and parties. Most events sell out far in advance despite the usual complaints of high ticket prices, next-to-impossible parking, and long lines to get a bite of food.People rave about ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    SoBeWFF 2013 Events Everyone's Talking About

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. A look at the full events lineup of the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival can be dizzying. There are more celebrity chefs than you can shake a ladle at and more ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Moet Hennessy's the Q and the Q After Dark: Make the Cocktails at Home (Recipes)

    Moët Hennessy's the Q and the Q After Dark kick off the four-day weekend of nonstop parties, seminars, dinners, and events that begin tonight for the 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival.This year's Q, hosted by Food Network's Southern sweetheart Paula Deen and her handsome sons Jamie and Bobb ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013
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    December 31, 2012

    The Ten Weirdest Moments in Food: 2012 Edition

    When looking back on 2012, we noticed a big trend -- weirdness. A lot of weird stuff happened in the food industry.From a fast food restaurant with a political stance to a sweet grandma becoming an overnight sensation for a food review, the food industry took a ride to crazy-town this year.A lot has ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Top Five Tips for New Cooks In 2013: Resolve To Get Back In the Kitchen

    Come January, each and every one of us will be boasting about some ridiculous, noble new years resolution. Think juice cleanses, gym memberships, or renouncing all things pork. We've all been there. But, come February, after much whimpering and complaining, we'll be back to our bacon-eating and milk ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Paula Deen and Husband Celebrate Hemingway Days in Key West

    This past Saturday, July 21, marked what would have been the 113th birthday of Ernest Hemingway's birthday. Each year, Key West is turned into a celebration of the man who called the southernmost city his home for about 10 years, culminating in the annual Hemingway lookalike contest at Sloppy Joe's, ... More >>

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    April 12, 2012

    Bourdain: Short Order "Offended" Me and My "Sense of Pride"

    On Monday evening, the season eight premiere of No Reservations took Anthony Bourdain to Mozambique.The next morning, I blogged that the episode was a departure from most of Bourdain's usually snarky world view. A few hours later, Bourdain Tweeted the following:

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    March 7, 2012

    Paula Deen Sued for Sexual Harassment at One of Her Restaurants

    ​The undisputed queen of southern cooking, Paula Deen, is entangled in one big, 'ole legal mess. Deen, her empire, and her brother, are all being sued for sexual harassment amid charges of sexism and racism.This comes not long after the controversy surrounding her recent "coming out" as diabetic a ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Ten Strangest Things at the South Beach Wine and Food Fest

    ​The South Beach Wine & Food Festival wrapped up yesterday after a four-day whirlwind of dinners, brunches, parties, cocktails, and events.Each year we're delighted by the food, impressed by the cocktails, and amazed by the sheer number of celebrities that come to Miami to party and mingle.Dur ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Paula Deen's Sunday Brunch a Stylish Southern Affair

    ​The Loews Miami Beach Hotel's ballroom was filled with the good smells of Southern home cookin' yesterday at the annual Paula Deen Sunday Brunch. The room's crystal chandelier glistened as guests took their seats (most welcome after a weekend spent trying to juggle a plate and wine glass while st ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Best Tips Ever For the Grand Tasting Village Experience

    ​The South Beach Wine & Food Festival opens today. One of the nation's premiere food events, it will draw around 70,000 people this year. The Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village, held Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ocean Drive and 13th Street, is one of the most popular eve ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Robert Irvine Wants to Engage You at Party Impossible

    ​Robert Irvine is the buff star of Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible, taking miserably failing restaurants and turning them into success stories. He's also the subject of many photographs at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, most memorably last year when he provided his back as transpo ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Paula Deen's Southern Charm and Other Big Names at the Festival

    ​Famous for cooking rich Southern cuisine, Paula Deen received mixed press after announcing she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. "I've never recommended that people go into their kitchen and prepare these fattening meals every day," she said. "But I'm feeling a little vulnerable." Truth is ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Post Diabetes: Paula Deen Talks Sweet Tea, Miami Cruise and Ghosts

    ​This past Tuesday Paula Deen announced to Al Roker that she has been living with type 2 diabetes for about three years and that she and her family will become spokespeople for Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals' diabetes medication, providing healthy recipes and eating tips on the pharma's website.I in ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Celebrity Chefs' Million Dollar Mansions: Look What Cooking Can Buy

    ​Nearly all celebrity chefs have one thing in common -- a fairytale-like rise from poverty and obscurity to fame and fortune.Paula Deen (who just announced she has type 2 diabetes), was a young bank teller in Savannah, Martha Stewart used to babysit for New York Yankees' kids, and Guy Fieri's big ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Paula Deen is a Liar and Anthony Bourdain Hates Her (Video)

    ​Well, well, well. Who woulda thought that the notoriously Southern Paula Deen was actually a Cuban-American in disguise? Oh, no wait -- she isn't. It just seems that way, since like many of our abuelitas, she has been suffering from diabetes while pushing sugar-laden goodies down our eager throat ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Paula Deen Is Going Cruising and Y'all Are Invited

    ​Restaurateur, celebrity chef, and butter goddess Paula Deen is taking a little ol' Caribbean cruise, and y'all are invited to party with the lady herself.Paula Deen's Party at Sea sets sail aboard the Celebrity Eclipse from the Port of Miami January 21 for seven days of partying with Paula a ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    The Year's Ten Weirdest Food Calendars

    ​Buying calendars is a kind of a new concept. Growing up, we usually got a calendar from some local shop. Dad got a calendar filled with either babes in bikinis (or less) or cars from the local tire shop, mom placed one on the kitchen wall filled with either flowers or mountain streams -- a gift f ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Great Christmas Gifts for the Food-Obsessed Woman

    Uwe Hermann/Creative CommonsIt's the present - not the thought that counts.​Santa Claus is due for his yearly breaking and entering campaign, and you're worried that you're not going to be able to find the perfect present for the female foodie in your life.Let Short Order do the shopping for you. ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Heinz Unveils New Flavor, SBWFF Tix On Sale, and Tap Water Rules

    ​​​​​A look back at some food-related events that transpired over the past week:South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2012 tickets went up for sale on Monday. The three-day event runs February 23 to 26, and tickets tend to go fast. Very fast. Paula Deen's Sunday Brunch and the Anta Banderas ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival Tickets Go On Sale Today

    Laine DossBourdain will be back at the 2012 SBWFF​Tickets for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival go on sale today.If you attended last year's event you might recall Anthony Bourdain's Wheel of Death, Paula Deen riding Robert Irvine, or Guy Fieri making pizzas for one thousand of his closest ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Paula Deen Hawks Chicken and Furniture

    Paul Deen chicken - not yet at a Publix near you.​Paula Deen, the drunk delightful host of three Food Network shows and owner of The Lady and Sons restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, is quite the entrepreneur. Besides the restaurant and television gigs, Deen is the author of almost two dozen cookbook ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    What to Buy at Oriental Bakery & Grocery in Brickell

    ​Wandering off the street, you may expect Asian goods at a place named Oriental Bakery & Grocery, but this place is pure Middle East, offering a great selection of Syrian, Greek, and Armenian grocery items, cheeses, breads, and desserts. Come for lunch, grab some goods, and don't forget to hit ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Garbage Burger, Taco in a Bag Featured at Miami-Dade County Fair

    The 60th Anniversary of the Miami-Dade County Fair kicked off this weekend with the usual games, rides, shows and attractions. What wasn't usual this year was this food. Sure you could still get cotton candy or a hot dog, but the fair food was bigger and more creative. Call it the year of the "tras ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Paula Deen Riding Things Is Your Brand New Internet Meme

    via PDRT​The South Beach Wine & Food Festival came and went, and for those of us who only eat Ramen noodles huddled over our laptops it's usually not a major event. Yet, because Paula Deen was in town (every time she's in Miami something magical happens) the internet masses have a shiny new me ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Craziest Moments From The Festival

    Laine Doss Paula Deen mistakes Tyler Florence for a honey glazed ham.The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is over for another year and all across South Beach workers are furiously tearing up the giant tents, chefs are soaking their feet and people are guzzling Alka-Seltzer. The festival a ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Paula Deen's Gospel Brunch Soaks up the Sins of Saturday Night

    David SamayoaPaula Deen and Maryel Epps ​Some folks live by "sin on Saturday, repent on Sunday." Paula's Down Home Cookin' Gospel Brunch soaked up the sorry effects of hard living during Saturday's SBWFF events. They were absorbed by the sheer volume of pork, beef, cornbread and pie and by the for ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Broke? Get to The South Beach Wine and Food Festival For Free

    Food Network Paula Deen needs her chicken!​The South Beach Wine and Food Festival is coming this week and you can't even pay your FP&L bill, let alone shell out the $225 for a ticket to the Grand Tasting tents. Hell, you can't even ask your boss if he has an extra ticket because you wer ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Top 10 Hypothetical South Beach Wine & Food Fest Media Disasters / CC BY 2.0Ze paparazzi will be out in force.​The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is almost here, and that means an orgiastic horde of mostly out-of-town drunks on the shores of Miami Beach concerned with nothing but food, drink, sex, celebrity, their ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Exclusive Interview With Katie Lee

    One of the stars of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Katie Lee is heading to Miami in two weeks to start whipping up some of her signature Southern-flavored recipes. The gorgeous cookbook author (she has two tomes out) and former wife of crooner Billy Joel, Katie Lee is a culinary force to ... More >>

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    February 24, 2009

    Liquor at the Wine & Food Festival

    The South Beach Food & Wine Festival offered more than cheese trays and grape juice. What are we talkin' 'bout? Booze, glorious booze, and there was plenty of it. I saw brandy, absinthe, vodka, tequila... it was like that scene in The Warriors where every gang in the city shows up for the big me ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Video: Paula Deen's Pants Fall Down on Stage

    I heard the sound of an excited crowd and saw Paula Deen get introduced onstage at Sunday's South Beach Wine and Food Fest. In a tent at 13th and Ocean, I maneuvered  close for an angle to shoot video.Paula Deen is a funny lady. I don't own a TV and I'm not familiar with her work, but she had m ... More >>

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    February 23, 2006

    Food for Thought

    Celebrity chefs set the stage for a show of sustenance

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