Yesterday we ran into the lovely Paula Deen at the SF Fancy Foods Show. It was wild, her publicists, assistants and handlers were keeping the Paula-loving crowd organized and in check. It was sort of dorky, all of us standing around looking at Paula, waiting for a glimpse, you'd think we were all seeing The Beatles in their prime, or something. Unfortunately we didn't get to speak to her much (shhhh... she's on some sort of a press "embargo" and "couldn't" actually talk to us).
However, it got me thinking about some of the reasons why people love her so much. I think it's because she oozes with "Southern Hospitality" and just seems so darn nice. Also, her recipes, no matter how many sticks of butter she uses, always seem comforting and tasty.