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Author Topic: Paula Dean announces she has Type 2 Diabetes, vows will not change how she cooks  (Read 9851 times)

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Offline buginme2

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She will however become the spokesperson for Norvo Nordisk, a Diabetes medication. 

She says everyone should practice moderation (because that worked so well for her)

Id post a link to the story on msnbc.com but im on my phone.  Could someone be a doll.


Offline Miss Philicia

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Pass me a bacon-dougnut egg burger. Seriously, nobody needs to eat that. Ever.
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Pass me a bacon-dougnut egg burger. Seriously, nobody needs to eat that. Ever.

Honestly, I don't think I could keep it down.


Offline leatherman

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mmm I have the urge for hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts now


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Offline bocker3

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Honestly, I don't think I could keep it down.



Now you gone and done it....   La wumpette will be drooling so badly, it will short out her keyboard and we won't hear of her next accident.......   

(I doubt that I would ever eat that -- but it DOES look tasty)

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Offline OneTampa

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The name Paula is dear to me as it is the name of one of my sisters.

Anyway, back to Ms. Dean.  Of course she will continue to prepare that "I'm gonna plump you up and put you in a coma!" food.  How else, among other things, to maintain her baby fat round cheeks?
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Offline tednlou2

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Critics are saying she only went public, because she is being paid by a drug company.  She says she will give some of the profits to diabetes groups.  Now, as to what percentage, she didn't say. 

Anthony Bourdain has called her, "the worst, most dangerous person to America."  Well, that seems a little much.  That's how people were raised to cook, especially in the South.  And, she says she never intended for people to eat that way every day.  If you go to most restaurants anywhere, most dishes are full of calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium.  I'm not sure it's fair to single her out.  But, she does have a huge following.  We have one of her buffets at the Cesaers Casino across the river.     

As for the donut-burger.... I hated it.  The donut completely over-powered the taste--all I could taste was the sweet.  Tried it at the fair.  Not good. 

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You are what you eat. I would place bets that Mr. Willy has her Cook Book and hence the need to waddle and sway and break body parts, just saying.

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As for the donut-burger.... I hated it.  The donut completely over-powered the taste--all I could taste was the sweet.  Tried it at the fair.  Not good. 

... but you ate it
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Offline Rev. Moon

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... but you ate it

Gurl please, I bet Teddy has tried Ms. Paula's Cheesy Ham & Banana Casserole

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I've heard that some injecting drug users will say that they are diabetic as a cover for their needle use.

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Offline tednlou2

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Cheese, ham, and bananas??  Isn't that a sin in the Bible?  I think it's right there next to the men poking men thang. 

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Honestly, I don't think I could keep it down.



Sorry, but that looks positively vile.

Anyone who conjures up such a dish should be locked up in a dark room. Forever.
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What a dumbass.  Give her one of those Kardashian Awards, for Career Contribution to the Decline of American Civilization.
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Offline freaky_dream

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Gurl please, I bet Teddy has tried Ms. Paula's Cheesy Ham & Banana Casserole



LMAO that recipe uses two cups of crushed potato chips as an ingredient. Two whole cups of greasy lays. WTF? What person in their right mind would use potato chips as an ingredient in a dinner dish let alone a fuggin casserole? Love the comments on the site ripping her for making such a crappy dish lol!

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Now you gone and done it....   La wumpette will be drooling so badly, it will short out her keyboard and we won't hear of her next accident.......   

You are what you eat. I would place bets that Mr. Willy has her Cook Book and hence the need to waddle and sway and break body parts, just saying.

Damn Skippy I'd eat that thing! Come on people its no worse than that breakfast sandwhich McDonalds sold that was sausage and egg between 2 syrup soaked pancakes  HEAVEN!!! *dragqueen voice*.

Come on now, how many of you Orca's ate that?

hmm, just happen to ahve a picture...



and while I dont own any of her cookbooks I watch her all I can on TV. What southerner wouldnt drool over her meals. :P

That being said, I dont see how Ms Deen is going to be able to continue with the fatty type cooking shows. Its gonna make her look like an idiot. All good things must come to an end you know.

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« Last Edit: January 20, 2012, 05:42:05 PM by WillyWump »
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I'm glad at least one other person thought it looked delicious.  And I don't eat those types of food.  Must be my inate hillybilly gene.

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That drug company will drop her sponsorship really fast when she fails to control her condition and proceeds to have a stroke or lose a foot or two to amputation!
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ďIím gonna start with 2 cups of sugarÖIím gonna add one cup of packed light brown sugar. Iím gonna add two-thirds a cup of white corn syrup. Iím gonna add two-thirds of a cup of butter Ė sounds delicious doesnít it? And Iím gonna add one cup of heavy cream.Ē

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Offline bocker3

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That drug company will drop her sponsorship really fast when she fails to control her condition and proceeds to have a stroke or lose a foot or two to amputation!

Where the heck do you get that she isn't controling her condition?  One can cook food that they can't/should not eat. 
While I am not a fan of Paula's Dean cooking, I simply don't get the glee and joy folks are having over her health.

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Online Jeff G

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I'm a diabetic and it gets tiresome when people I know try and tell me what I can eat . Its true that diabetics have to limit some food and choices but most things including desert can be enjoyed in moderation . My sister in law took a slice of pecan pie out of my hand once in front of everyone at a holiday meal and made a big deal out of it when I know she doesn't know squat about diabetes .

I do not like Paula Deans recipes but being a diabetic and a famous cook are two totally different issues and I can not see why people are making a big deal out of this , its like telling someone with HIV they need to abstain from sex .   

Offline leatherman

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What person in their right mind would use potato chips as an ingredient in a dinner dish let alone a fuggin casserole?
obviously you have never really visited any of the Southern states in America - where crushed chips are always the perfect topping ingredient for any breakfast, lunch, or supper casserole. It's the best way to use up that last cup of crushed chip pieces that are in the bottom of the big family sized bag. ;) :D

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who has several casserole recipes - using potato chips - in mind, if we have another AMG cookbook.
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Offline BT65

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I'm a diabetic and it gets tiresome when people I know try and tell me what I can eat .

Totally agree, Jg, and I also sympathize.  (You know I'm diabetic also) Luckily most people who I hang with anymore don't say anything about my food choices.  I think, though, that most people who aren't familiar with diabetes hold onto that old thinking of "absolutely NO sugar."  When I became diabetic, my brother (who is also diabetic) told me about being able to eat a small piece of cake, for example, after a carb controlled meal. 

I did not work on controlling my diabetes for the first few years after I was diagnosed, but it's in pretty good shape now.  And I always eat some chocolate before bed.  Last night I ate a Cadbury egg, and my sugar was 85 this morning.  So there is room for sweets.

I've tried one of Paula Dean's recipes, for fried chicken, but it's because I saw it in a magazine; I don't watch her shows on t.v.   I have no idea what she's going to be doing from here on out, but I'm sure she'll continue to make tons of money whatever it is.  Maybe interviews on daytime talk t.v. about her condition?  I can see that happening.
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Offline RapidRod

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Just because Paula isn't going to change the way she cooks has nothing to do with the way she may start to eat. My father had diabetes and he never ate the same way we did. He made food for us and then he prepared his menu. I don't cook with salt for myself but I will for others.

Offline Cliff

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Leave Paula alone. I like her y'all. And one of her sons.

Her food is no worse than the shit that most people eat. At least it's homemade.

Offline RapidRod

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Leave Paula alone. I like her y'all. And one of her sons.

Her food is no worse than the shit that most people eat. At least it's homemade.
ROFL.

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I am not a fan of Paula Deen, but then again, I am not a fan of southern cooking either.

I don't worry so much about Paula's diabetes, it's her cholesterol that I wonder about. If she eats the way she cooks, we could probably stick a needle in her arm and strike oil.

But she is not alone. Emeril Lugazzi (last name spelling is not right, I think) and Graham Kerr, the guy who used to do the show Galloping Gourmet and who I adored, also had run ins with their doctors thanks to their wicked diets.

To his credit, Kerr completely altered his show and his recipes, to keep them delicious yet not stroke inducing.

I think Emerill may be doing the same, but I am not sure.

I think Paula may well adjust some of her recipes and tone down some of the gratuitous lard she includes, or not. We'll just have to wait and see.

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methinks some of you are a tad defensive about your abysmal food choices 8)
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Emeril had definitely gained a lot of weight in the last 5 years.  I hadn't seen him in a long time and was surprised.  But, I'm not one to talk.   

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Leave Paula alone. I like her y'all. And one of her sons.

Her food is no worse than the shit that most people eat. At least it's homemade.

I am surprised I never heard mention of her outrageous affection towards one son and not the other.  She'll have both sons on the show, and the tall one gets all the attention.  Mean while the short one always does his recipes off in the corner by himself.  I get the impression she embarassed of the little guy.  He looks to be from a different father too.  That will usually do it though, especially down South.


Emeril had definitely gained a lot of weight in the last 5 years.  I hadn't seen him in a long time and was surprised.  But, I'm not one to talk.   

All the old cooks from Foodnetwork have packed on the pounds, I have too Btw...  I was watching Giada de Laurentis and she's gone from a toothpick to a little shapely thing.  Speaking of Giada I implore you all to try her Lasagna roll recipe.  My wife and I did this weekend and it was so good.

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This woman is a rank hypocrite -- she knew for three years that she had diabetes yet ran around the country pimpin' unhealthy food and raking in the dough, all during a national obesity epidemic. She should be tarred and feathered in a public square, preferably up North.
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At least it's homemade.

Yeah, so is meth. What are you smoking, girl?
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should be tarred and feathered in a public square, preferably up North.

We're not turning her over, yall are gonna have to come and pry her out of our cold dead southern hands.

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We're not turning her over, yall are gonna have to come and pry her out of our cold dead southern hands.

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Look honey, I told you that you don't even live in the South -- you live in Mexico. Now go and eat some beef eye tacos.
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Paula reminded me of a republican when asked about her contract with the diabetes med maker.  She said, "We all have to make a living."  I actually enjoy her, but please.  She's already making so much money from shows, books, restaurants, cookware, etc.  If she wants to team with the company, great.  Don't say it's because you need to make a living. 

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I'd actually never watched her before, except a brief appearance on Top Chef.

My mother has a thick, Southern accent and I was raised on home cooking, but not as obscene as what I read PD makes. And once I moved away I definitely didn't cook  that way -- I barely use any butter when I cook at all.

The point of "rich" cooking is that you use it when you have dinner guests, not for everyday. Everyday cooking at least for me is wholesome, but kind of bland -- not much oil and hardly any salt.
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Paula reminded me of a republican when asked about her contract with the diabetes med maker.  She said, "We all have to make a living."  I actually enjoy her, but please.  She's already making so much money from shows, books, restaurants, cookware, etc.  If she wants to team with the company, great.  Don't say it's because you need to make a living.

So, by your logic, at what point do people have to stop working?  At what point have they "made enough money" and shouldn't work further.  I see nothing wrong with saying she is doing it to make a living.....  I know I'm about to be compared with Republicans, but your comment smacks of jealousy. 
For all we know Miss Dean may be donating millions to organizations that need it -- then again, maybe she isn't -- at the end of the day, it doesn't matter and is none of our business what she wants to do.

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I know I'm about to be compared with Republicans, but your comment smacks of jealousy. 

Well girl, it's quite apparent that if you didn't take cocks up your ass you'd not be a liberal. I'd bet money that your Daddy was a conservative Republican, though not of the country club variety. I can tell all the signs, having grown up in a staunchly Republican setting myself.
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This woman is a rank hypocrite -- she knew for three years that she had diabetes yet ran around the country pimpin' unhealthy food and raking in the dough, all during a national obesity epidemic. She should be tarred and feathered in a public square, preferably up North.

Kathy Griffin is on it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8NnR8DJzVk&feature=related

(I laughed my ass off when I saw this air.)

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I found a great video that seemingly was made by Wumpy -- the similarity in appearance is uncanny, isn't it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCbDy97-XWQ

... though in fairness to the Paula Dean theme perhaps I should have posted this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h76OxJ8x-6w
« Last Edit: January 24, 2012, 10:01:48 AM by Miss Philicia »
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I actually saw a commercial the other day where Zaxby's has sliced and fried dill pickles.  Let me be the first to admit that I do partake of less than healthy fare at times but no way would I ever eat a fried pickle.... and for the record have never eaten anything from Zaxby's. 

Here is their little FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/Zaxbys?sk=app_270426879644063

Paula's cooking can be a bit over the top.  The lesson learned should be moderation is a must with any indulgence.


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I was out to dinner with friends and someone ordered fried pickles as an appetizer. I tried one. Not bad but nothing I would order.

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I was out to dinner with friends and someone ordered fried pickles as an appetizer. I tried one. Not bad but nothing I would order.

That's Snooki's favorite food.
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Paula's cooking can be a bit over the top.  The lesson learned should be moderation is a must with any indulgence.



Well yeah, Paula liked to talk about moderation too -- but I guess some people's idea of moderation with such foods is that instead of eating it everyday they eat it every other day. This stuff is the kind of food you should maybe limit to once a month.
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what to say, what to do...

Conversely, Miss P just had lunch at this place: http://www.chhayacafe.com/

I had a white cheddar grilled cheese on country white and strawberry and arugula salad with vinaigrette. And a pour over Chemex brewed coffee from Bali. Oh, and the place was crawling with hipsters... never seen it so crowded. It used to be so quiet it was like my own secret place.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2012, 03:15:07 PM by Miss Philicia »
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I was out to dinner with friends and someone ordered fried pickles as an appetizer.
oh I love these. Most of the non-chain restaraunts down here have these as appetizers, along with fried mushrooms. both great dipped in ranch dressing. mmm-mmm


I had a white cheddar grilled cheese on country white and strawberry and arugula salad with vinaigrette. And a pour over Chemex brewed coffee from Bali.

Well of course you did. It's Tuesday  ::)
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Well girl, it's quite apparent that if you didn't take cocks up your ass you'd not be a liberal. I'd bet money that your Daddy was a conservative Republican, though not of the country club variety. I can tell all the signs, having grown up in a staunchly Republican setting myself.

My father was pretty apolitical as I grew up, but as a retired police officer, he is a HUGE union advocate, so I'd say you are reading this one wrong.  In fact, given my last political conversation with him, I'd say I'm to the right of his positions.
I would describe myself as left of middle on the political spectrum -- have voted Repub in the past -- but Northeast Repub, not the type like I have to deal with down here in Virginia -- having Cantor as my rep is a source of shame and frustration.
I did grow up dirt poor (parents divorced when I was young and mom had 4 boys to feed and little money to do so) -- have climbed up the ladder a bit, so I do have little patience for those who think other's success is somehow a bad thing.  I don't buy into all the right's talk that lower taxes will create jobs -- I am for higher taxes so that those in need can get help.

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Offline denb45

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How in the hell did we go from Miss Paula Dean's down home southern cooking to politics, now I'm really confused, as always  :o
"it's so nice to be insane, cause no-one ask you to explain" Helen Reddy cc 1974

Offline Hellraiser

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I actually saw a commercial the other day where Zaxby's has sliced and fried dill pickles.  Let me be the first to admit that I do partake of less than healthy fare at times but no way would I ever eat a fried pickle.... and for the record have never eaten anything from Zaxby's. 

Here is their little FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/Zaxbys?sk=app_270426879644063

Paula's cooking can be a bit over the top.  The lesson learned should be moderation is a must with any indulgence.

How on Earth have you never heard of Fried Dill Pickles before?  It's literally an appetizer in every restaurant down here.

 


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