Food Network star, Paula Deen, will be on the east and west coast signing copies of “Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible.”
Emmy Award-winning TV host, restaurateur, author and actress, Deen resides in Georgia (born and raised) where she owns and operates The Lady & Sons. The author of five cookbooks, Deen is a living example of perseverance. Suffering from agoraphobia as an adult, Deen would not leave her house until the age of 39 when she worked up the courage to get a job at a bank. In 1989, she divorced Jimmy Deen (no, not the sausage guy; that’s Dean) and moved with her two sons from Albany, GA to Savannah, GA where she started her first business venture, a catering service called The Bag Lady. Deen opened Lady & Sons, a hot spot enjoyed by locals and tourists, in 1996 in downtown Savannah. In 2008, she opened a second restaurant called Paula Deen Buffet at Harrah’s Tunica Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. Her other Food Network shows are Paula’s Party and Paula’s Best Dishes. “Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible” will be released by Simon & Schuster on October 11, 2011.
From the Author
Hi, y’all! This book is my proudest achievement so far, and I just have to tell y’all why I am so excited about it. It’s a book of classic dishes, dedicated to a whole new generation of cooks—for every bride, graduate, and anyone who has a love of a great Southern meal. My family is growing and expanding all the time. We’re blessed with marriages and grandbabies, and so sharing these recipes for honest, down-home dishes feels like passing a generation’s worth of stovetop secrets on to my family, and yours.
I’ve been cooking and eating Southern food my whole life, and I can tell you that every meal you make from this book will be a mouthful of our one-of-akind spirit and traditions. These recipes showcase the diversity and ingenuity of Southern cuisine, from Cajun to Low-Country and beyond, highlighting the deep cultural richness of our gumbos and collards, our barbecues and pies. You may remember a few beloved classics from The Lady & Sons, but nearly all of these recipes are brand-new—and I think you’ll find that they are all mouthwateringly delicious. It is, without a doubt, a true Southern cooking bible.
I sincerely hope that this book will take its place in your kitchen for many years to come, as I know it will in mine. Here’s to happy cooking—and the best part, happy eating, y’all!
Amazon’s page for “Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible”