Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Paula Deen

Areavoices.com: A letter to Paula Deen

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
Life Willmar,Minnesota 56201 http://www.wctrib.com/sites/default/files/styles/square_300/public/fieldimages/1/1130/pauladeen.jpg?itok=WQax6q4v
West Central Tribune
(320) 235-6769 customer support
Areavoices.com: A letter to Paula Deen
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Paula, Paula, Paula.

By now, you're probably tired of all the fuss - the criticism of your calorie- and cholesterol-drenched cuisine, your recent revelation that you have type 2 diabetes, your new contract with Novo Nordisk to pitch one of their diabetes drugs.

Advertisement
Advertisement

I'm not going to nag or get all judgmental on you. Others have already done so - for instance, chef and Food Channel host Anthony Bourdain who sarcastically tweeted this week, "Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later." Or an editorial in the Star Tribune of Minneapolis, which criticized you for promoting "a lifestyle elevating feeling good for a moment above everything else" and concluded, "It's time for her to become a force for good instead of a force for fat."

But I have to ask, Paula: What the heck were you thinking?

I'm a teensy bit embarrassed to admit that although I recognize your name and know you're a celebrity chef/restaurateur who has written books and appeared on TV, I didn't know much about your culinary style other than that it's "Southern." After the story broke this week, I looked up some of your recipes online and I was... well, taken aback, to say the least.

To read the rest of this post from HealthBeat, visit healthbeat.areavoices.com.

Advertisement
Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

(320) 235-1150
Advertisement
Advertisement