When I look at Paula Deen, I see my mother.
In a world filled with terrorism, war, and economic instability, Paula offered the nation comfort in the form of traditional southern decadence: sugar, butter, and lard.
Deen brought an unassuming, uniquely American approach to the often pretentious world of culinary art. Yet despite representing a traditional maternal figure to many Americans, we sat back, powerless as she was systemically extorted, distorted, and discarded without any opportunity for defense.
That is a real war on women, and America should be ashamed.
A product of the quaint, eccentric city of Savannah, Georgia, Paula was not the brainchild of some Hollywood consulting firm, but rather, a small business owner who happened upon success. Years ago, during the filming of a popular movie, a network executive dined in Paula’s restaurant and became enchanted with her authentic approach.
He helped launch Deen first cook book, and the rest was history.
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