Deen There, Done That
Did you want to go see Paula Deen at Moonlite Pavilion later this month? Aw, too bad. The tickets to the event went on sale at Joseph-Beth yesterday at 6 a.m., 650 were sold by 8 a.m. and they were all sold out by 11. They were $40, which included the book she's going to talk about.
Frankly, I've gotta say I don't get it. I was over at a friend's house and her teenage daughters were excited about the Food NEtwork stars coming to the area, wishing they could go meet Paula or Giada. Their father sort of kiddingly said maybe he could get them some backstage passes. You'd think he'd promised to get them backstage at the next Raconteurs concert, or up front for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. . . .
I mean, I can see getting excited about eating the food of a cook I admired, but the whole Food Network celebrity thing --- I don't know. I thought food was about eating, not watching, but clearly I'm in the minority.
I did enjoy watching Paula Deen on Oprah a few weeks ago when she added flour to a moving mixer and it all flew out, all over her and Oprah.