Friday, October 2, 2009
Paula Deen's Showdown
While I don't approve of the name of this video, I feel bad. Barbara Walters has gotten a lot of slack for asking Mrs. Deen a very legitimate question. They introduce her with words like "deep-fried" and "countess of calories" and even Whoopi makes a comment in the beginning asking if it is all for kids. Deen even admitted to having an intervention done by some of her coworkers to get her in shape. Most of the people who buy Mrs. Deen's books don't have the luxury of a Food Network salary to pay for personal trainers. Was Barbara Walters out of line for this? At the end of the day, she is a journalist. She will play the role of asking the tough questions as real journalists do. Do you think she went to far?
Honestly, as much of a "comfort food" junky I am, I did not eat cheesecake for breakfast and snack cakes were a rare treat in my house growing up. Bacon-wrapped-deep-fried-macaroni-and-cheese is not homestyle cooking for me. Click on the link. It's a real recipe! Sure I have eaten my share of greens (turnip, collard, kale, and more!) and love me some hushpuppies and fried fish, but some of her stuff is a bit excessive. I do think our children need to learn healthier eating habits. It does start in the home. I personally don't think Walters' question was that far out of line, she isn't one for tact, but I would love to know what you think.