In the few weeks since Paula Deen revealed she has been living with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes for the past few years, it seems everyone has an opinion. Some people have been supportive; other people (I’m looking at you, Anthony Bourdain) not so much. But regardless of how you feel about the situation, it’s evident that the Deen family brand will certainly be evolving. Paula herself has moved beyond selling cake mix with her likeness, and is now endorsing diabetes medication. And now the latest cooking show in the family’s repertoire involves one of Paula’s sons presenting lighter versions of some of her classic meals.
Somehow I managed to miss the fact that Anthony Bourdain has a new TV show. How could this be? He’s basically the patron saint of snarky food enthusiasts, so you can imagine how deeply I am emotionally invested here. Luckily I have friends (Dugan) who are also snarky food enthusiasts and were similarly shocked that I had not seen said new show. Before everyone panics, you should know that it has all been rectified and the world can continue on, at least until November because this is 2012 and it’ll all be over soon anyway. Continue reading