Wednesday, January 18, 2012

You Can't Have your Cake and Eat it Too, or Can you?

Oh, Paula, Paula, Paula, they are piling on. How unfair can they be?

But, three years? You held your secret for three years? I love this -  because, as you said, you had to “figure things out in my own head.”  If that's the case, how can you justify the release of your newest cookbook, Paula Deen's Southern CookingBible, which obviously was written during this three year time of reflection?

And, yes, her enterprise continues as that part of her announcement was that she is now a paid spokesperson for Novo Nordisk, a manufacture of a major diabetes drug. I will not even go there (don't have to) since now I am no longer a voice crying in the blogger wilderness about Ms. Deen. (Once again, full disclosure here, I love southern cooking, butter and all, but I do not promote it for a living. Mainly because I have not figured out how to make a fortune convincing people that eating bad food is good for them. But, I digress.) Ms. Deen said on an earlier Today Show that she "couldn't do without  butter or a deep fryer." I couldn't make this hypocrisy up if I tried.

Anthony Bourdain's reaction was "“When your signature dish is hamburger in between a doughnut, and you've been cheerfully selling this stuff knowing all along that you've got type 2 diabetes... It's in bad taste if nothing else.

I rest my case. Carry on Paula. I'm sure your loyal legions are close behind - like lemmings off a cliff.

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