Paula Deen has been the “Two and a Half Men” of celebrity chefs for me—both are beloved by millions of Americans, none of whom are my friends, and produce things that are not-very-good-for (and possibly downright harmful to) the country.
Or so I thought.
I don’t remember how I came to this assumption about Paula Deen, because all I knew about her is that she uses lots of butter. I figured lots of Americans don’t care about nutrition and have bad taste in food. But I knew there had to be more to the story, which is why I was very excited to see her at the 92Y this week.
The bottom line is: I have a new hero, y’all.
More food talks at 92Y coming up! Nigella Lawson, Christopher Kimball, Jacques Pépin, Padma Lakshmi and Amanda Hesser.