September 7, 2008

Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Will Help CHKD

Hey Y'all! Paula Deen, the Food Network star and spokeswoman for Smithfield Foods, is bringing her homecookin' and life philosophy to Ted Constant Convocation Center on Saturday. Proceeds from her 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. shows will benefit Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.

Deen claims she got the basics for cooking and life from her grandmother Paul. While she learned to make the perfect Southern meal in her grandmother's kitchen, she also learned the lessons that would get her through life's hard times.

In 1989, after losing her parents and going through a divorce, Deen took her two sons and $200 and moved from Albany, Ga., to Savannah where she started a takeout lunch business called The Bag Lady.

From chicken salad and banana pudding, her career rose like a souffle to include restaurants, TV shows, books and a series of appearances across the country.

Tickets are $60.50 to $71.50. Call 888-3CoxTix.

-Phyllis Speidell

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