22 April 2009

Dear Paula Deen,

As food writer and television host Nigella Lawson so sensually put it: The purpose of food is not to impress, but to give pleasure.

Paula, your food does neither. Are you trying to impress us with macaroni and cheese, wrapped in bacon, breaded and deep fried? Do you think that that concoction is pleasurable?

Or a hamburger, with a fried egg, a slice of bacon and glazed doughnuts instead of a bun? Who are you trying to fool?

More importantly, who are you trying to kill?

In your annoying Savannah drawl, you laugh about how much butter goes into every dish of yours, including your spaghetti sauce.

Butter is good. Deep frying frozen balls of it is not.

It amazes us that you have made millions, fooling people into thinking that your food is good Southern food.

If we're going to clog our arteries, we want to enjoy it.

Your smile, your laugh and your food disgust us.


N.B. This open letter submitted by V. Gragnani. Read his blog about delicious foods and wonderful restaurants at Staten Eats.

Ed. Note:

Listen to Paula's obnoxious voice and watch her craft one of her crazy culinary concoctions:

On the other end of the spectrum, listen to Nigella Lawson's deliciously English voice on NPR here.

Hungry yet?


  1. OMG, I L-O-V-E Paula Deen!

  2. Have you ever had fried mac and cheese? I would have used panko bread crumbs instead of graham cracker, but it is delicious.

  3. Um, all that food looks awesome. A breath of fresh air in the land of hyper-health concerns.

  4. Anonymous28 May, 2009

    OMG. Fried mac and cheese. B-A-R-F.