Paula Deen

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    June 18, 2014

    Five Ways To Cook Green Tomatoes (Other Than Frying Them)

    Whenever you buy green tomatoes, you're most likely going to fry them. Am I right? And that's definitely not a bad thing, but you can do so much more with the beautiful under-ripe fruits. Green tomatoes are certainly available in grocery stores and farmers markets, even at the beginning of the summe ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014
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    February 5, 2014

    Paula Deen's Son is Coming to Houston, and He Wants You To Buy His New Book

    Bobby Deen is coming to Houston, and he's excited about it. "I love Houston!" he enthused over the telephone. "I have friends in Houston and I love it -- I love Texas! I was just in Houston a few months ago, in fact, and had a lot of fun." Tickets are on sale now for Deen's February 12 appearance ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 19, 2013

    Good Deeds: Volunteer Time and Food

    Show you care this holiday season.

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    December 10, 2013

    Top Ten Houston Culinary Scandals of 2013: Lawsuits, Rude Restaurant Staff, and Rats

    As the year comes to a close, we're taking some time to look back fondly on some of our favorite memories from the past 12 months. There were wonderful meals, exciting openings and heartwarming stories from some of our best chefs. And then there were all the scandals, the shocking revelations, the ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    The Week In Food Blogs: Halloween Costumes, Day of the Dead Recipes, and Your Apple Type

    Adventures in a New(ish) City: Finding a quality Happy Hour menu that doesn't break the bank is always a day-maker. Cove inside Haven has a few delightfully scrumptious items on its Happy Hour menu - and most are only $6. Kim shared a few items with a friend, starting with the Pulled Pork Slider Tri ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    This Week in Food Blogs: Origin Stories, Yelp Feuds and Frito Pie

    Houstonia: The folks over at Houstonia were conducting some really interesting reporting on Monday, and decided to go the Buzzfeed route with an entertaining list. John Nova Lomax scoured fast-food companies' histories to uncover fun and surprising facts about your favorite joints. Among the interes ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Paula Deen Makes a Loopy Return at Metro Cooking Houston

    Paula Deen's return to the spotlight after months in hiding was alternately emotional and confusing for both Deen and the audience who came to watch her demonstration at the Metro Cooking Houston show over the weekend. Following that nasty scandal regarding Deen's use of racial slurs and the subse ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    MetroCooking Houston Features Paula Deen, Her Sons & More

    It's the first time Paula Deen will make a cooking demonstration-public appearance since early this summer when those nasty racism allegations surfaced, but it's not the first time she has appeared in The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertainment Houston Show. This weekend at Reliant Stadium, Paula Deen ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Cheesecake Social, Birthday Party & More

    Normally wine is paired with cheese, but Jon at Cheesecakes By Jon thinks cheesecake should go hand-in-hand with a glass of wine as well. For $15 on Wednesday, September 11 at 7 p.m., Cheesecakes By Jon will host the Wine and Cheese(cake) Social at Vintropolis where guests will sample three differen ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    Top 8 Culinary Scandals of the Past Decade

    It seems every day someone new is coming out of the woodwork to claim he or she was wronged by Paula Deen. The once-beloved host of Paula's Home Cooking on the Food Network has been accused of racial and sexual discrimination by a number of former employees and was quoted using the "N-word" and sayi ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Ten Kicked-Up Breakfast For Dinner Dishes... Because Breakfast Is Good Any Time Of The Day

    Growing up, If I got to eat breakfast at any other time of the day than in the morning, it was always a treat. Whenever I saw it was breakfast for lunch day on the cafeteria lunch menu, I literally jumped for joy at the thought of having bacon, eggs and pancakes with tons of maple syrup instead of a ... More >>

  • Music

    July 4, 2013

    By Dawn's Early Light

    Martina McBride Reflects On ThePoetry Of "Independence Day"

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    July 1, 2013

    Fans Still Support Paula Deen, Bringing Her Cookbooks to No. 1 on

    During the afternoon of Friday, June 28, Paula Deen's upcoming cookbook, Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes All Lightened Up, to be available in October, was No. 1 on in the Best Sellers in Books section, followed by her previous cookbook, Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    A Look at the Music Side of the 2013 Houston Web Awards

    Now that the winners of the 2013 Houston Web Awards are out of the bag, we'd like to take a minute to point out why we're so darn enamored with our music-centric winners. From the Wild Moccasins and their retro-hip Facebook vibe to Shea Serrano's utterly ridiculous Twitter feed, these guys provide ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    5 Rappers Who Can Take Paula Deen's Spot on Food Network

    Paula Deen has gotten herself into some down home, southern deep shit. Last week it was exposed that she is okay with using the derogatory n-word and that was just one of the offensive things she said in a deposition. Last Friday she issued a struggle apology video that no one wanted to give a chanc ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    The 12 Biggest Food News Stories of 2012: The Year In Twinkies, Go-Go Juice and Guy Fieri

    From eating like cavemen to redneck sketti, we're taking a look back at some of the biggest food happenings of 2012. 12. Singapore Serves Mashed Potatoes...From A Vending Machine? The internet was abuzz when a photo of a mashed potato vending machine surfaced. Eventually, the viral picture was tr ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Paula or Pepin? Separate Savannah from Southern France, and Win Tickets to the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show

    The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show is coming to Houston this weekend, and Eating...Our Words has three pairs of tickets to see two of this year's celebrity speakers, Paula Deen and Jacques Pépin (two for Dean and one for Pépin). We would like nothing more than to give them away to you ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Low, Slow and EaDo

    Next Thursday night from 7 to 10 p.m., help support Foodways Texas while enjoying some terrific Texan beer and bites at the Saint Arnold brewery with Low and Slow: An Evening of Smoked Food & Film. The evening will feature short films by Keely Steenson about Texas barbecue traditions along with tast ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    What Are We Stuffing? Apples

    Apple pie just screams "classic American dessert." Pair it with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and you've got yourself one of the best fruit dessert combinations. My favorite part about apple pies is the warm, sugary and slightly crunchy apple filling. You can't go wrong with apples, butter, brow ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    May 10, 2012

    Rest of the Best: Houston's Top Mom and Pop Restaurants

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. Family-r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Who Said It: Anthony Bourdain or Paula Deen?

    Anthony Bourdain and Paula Deen may currently be the two most diametrically opposed personalities in today's food world. The two have feuded for years, with Bourdain generally accusing Deen of fattening up America for profit and Deen generally accusing Bourdain of being an elitist. Most recently, B ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Dirty, Guilty Little Pleasures

    After eating somewhere in the ball park of 12 Robin's Eggs today, with my stomach getting that sour, sickly feeling from too much sugar, I realized a few things: First: There's a little fat kid living inside of me. And second: I came to grips with the fact that I, like everyone else on this strange ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're going to try to organize an anti-SOPA fundraiser. Here's how it would go: the menu consists of SOPA-pillas, delicious Mexican batter envelopes served with honey and sugar. But seconds after your waiter brings you your SOPA-pill ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Happy Birthday Paula Deen!: Great Butter-Stained GIFs

    ​Paula Deen is too easy of a target for the ire of the Internet. She cooks with copious amounts of butter, and has just that right mixture of cheerfulness and Southern sass to drive people crazy. Then, this past week we found out she has been living with diabetes. Not that having diabetes i ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    UPDATED: Paula Deen Rumored to Have Type 2 Diabetes, Endorsement Deal with Big Pharma

    ​Update: A company spokesman with Novartis called this afternoon to address the rumors that Paula Deen has signed an endorsement deal with the pharmaceutical firm, which the company says are false. Novartis issued this statement: "The rumors that Novartis has signed a multi-million dollar spok ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Ingredient of the Week: Black-Eyed Peas

    Happy New Year! Forget that pesky diet; start off 2012 on the right (lucky) foot with some black-eyed peas. (We're talking the legume, not the music group.) Eating black-eyed peas on New Year's for good luck and prosperity has long been a southern tradition. Some say it stems from Rosh Hashana, ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    The Top 10 Eating Our Words Posts of 2011

    Ahh, the year in eating. In 2011 we saw food trucks find critical mass all over town, beer lovers rejoice over the influx of microbrews in Houston, Paula Deen become her very own meme, and international attention on our restaurant scene thanks to a strange little social media snafu. Without further ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Ingredient of the Week: Butter

    Ah, Thanksgiving. Hands down the best holiday of the year. Four days off, football, usually the beginning of cooler weather, no gift-giving frenzy -- just good, old-fashioned gluttony. And what ingredient better to be gluttonous about than butter? Earlier this week, we showed you how to make bu ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Thanksgiving Day Dining and Takeout Options: Because Washing Dishes Sucks

    madfishestheblog.comTurkey Day doesn't have to be terrifying. ​Recently we read an article on "Facebook Depression," which is essentially a feeling of general malaise attributed to the constant comparison of one's own turbulent, unexciting existence to the seemingly glamorous and worry-free li ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    We mentioned ShowBiz Pizza this week, which gives me a perfect excuse to post this. Do yourself a favor and watch this video. Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where this year my puns finally beat out Kraft Macaroni 'N' Cheese to win the official title of "The Cheesiest. ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    The Best and Worst Celebrity Endorsements

    What is she... Is she literally pouring herself a glass of wine?​A few weeks back, I saw a Tweet from my friend Melissa, who found herself alternately captivated and horrified by what she'd come across in her local Kroger. It was a sign advertising a line of Pinot Grigio from Ramona Singer (ab ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011
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    June 16, 2011
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    March 4, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Joe Apa of Rudz

    ​After chatting at Rudyard's and sampling some food and beer (see the rest of our conversation here and here), chef Joe Apa and I took an impromptu road trip to Conroe's Southern Star Brewery. Immediately, we were in awe of this grass-roots operation. It's a total craft brewery. Tall fermentin ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Celebrate Elvis' 76th Birthday with a Feast Fit for the King

    Stuff that diet indeed, Mr. Presley.​I'll never forget my first trip to Graceland. Memphis is a magical city in and of itself -- Civil War sites, steamboats, Beale Street, the Smithsonian Museum of Rock & Soul, amazing meals at the Inn at Hunt Phelan -- but there's something about the great, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Comments of the Day: Sex vs. Sweets Edition

    ​In the comments section of "Five Desserts That Are Actually Better than Sex," somehow things devolved quickly into a discussion of Paula Deen's attractiveness level, holes - wrong and right - and chocolate. Bravo to all. As for today's major awards, we hereby bestow the leg lamp upon two com ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    5 Desserts That Are Actually Better Than Sex

    ​Many claim the hyperbolic title - cakes, pies, layer desserts and the like - but few truly live up to the name. Here's a list we put together (from a solicitation of all the EOW bloggers) that could claim the description truthfully. 5. Paula Deen's "Is it really better than sex?" Cake While ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    When we first heard of oxtails, we were like "Oxtails?" Then we actually tried some, and now we're like "OMG OXTAILS!!!"​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where our enemies are chopped up and fed to their relatives. It's a succulent dish we like to call "Long Pork An ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Someday soon, all communication will be done through internet memes. I can haz nightmare dystopia?​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where anything served on a bed of rocket will be loaded into our corporate trebuchet and launched at the Free Press building. We start ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Top 5 Food Network Chef-Inspired Halloween Costumes

    You can be Mario Batali in just a few easy steps.​Halloween is upon us, yet again. And every year, Halloween costumes get either sluttier or blatantly, intentionally lamer. (Witness our sister blog, Art Attack, for more ideas on how to achieve the latter.) So what does a food-loving, non-slut ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Was this kangaroo cooked in a sauce made with pale ale? Because it tastes... hoppy.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're organizing a bonfire of Paula Deen cookbooks. We found Savannah Style a mere two shelves over from Alain Chapel's La cuisine c'est beauco ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    When Recipes Go Wrong

    This is not how a cobbler should look. Ever.​Faced with a surfeit of nearly over-ripe summer peaches and no energy to make a pie (if I'm going to make a pie, I'm making that entire sucker from scratch), I decided to use them up in a cobbler this weekend before they went bad. The great thing ab ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Recipe Review: Paula Deen's French Toast Casserole

    ​A lover of butter myself, I've always admired Paula Deen's ability to toss several pounds of the churned milkfat into any recipe. Looking for a lavish breakfast idea to feed a larger crowd, I knew her praline-topped French toast casserole wouldn't disappoint. If you're willing to throw your c ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Fine Living No More: The Cooking Channel To Debut May 31

    ​If you think that food-oriented television couldn't get any worse or lowbrow than Sandra Lee's infamous Kwanzaa cake or the frosted tips of Guy Fieri traveling the nation in search of burgers, burgers and more mediocre burgers, you're in for a shock: There is much worse programming on the men ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Midnight Munches: The Nutella Sandwich

    Photos by Lauren McKechnie​Necessity is the mother of invention. For those long stretches between Easter and Halloween when candy is in short supply and groceries dwindle--here's a simple recipe to squash late-night sweets cravings. Estimated prep: The time it takes for infomercials for the ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Sexy Halloween Costume Challenge For the Ladies

    Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. While we don't know when or where we'll black out/get sick this Halloween, ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    He Said She Said: Ten Artists We Would Go Gay For

    ​It always happens: you and your friends toss back a few beers and the talk turns to what celebrities and models you find attractive. At first it starts out innocent enough, arguing the merits of Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox, Marissa Miller or Paula Deen. Well that last name is actually just our ... More >>

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