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Paula Deen Is Gone But Food Network Still Publishes Recipes

Paula Deen has been fired from the Food Network but you wouldn't know it by checking its website.

Paula Deen has been fired from the Food Network but you wouldn’t know it by checking its website.

Paula Deen’s popular recipes are still posted on the Food Network website, despite the fact that her long-running shows were abruptly canceled over her racism scandal. It’s a slender lifeline that suggests she may indeed return to the cable network… eventually.

The Food Network said it would not renew her contract. It expired at the end of June, but she’s still fully represented on the website.

A source tipped TheImproper that her recipes were still posted, as well as her profile, videos and glowing bio. A quick check found nearly 1,400 of her concoctions.

Paula Deen’s specialties include everything from Peanut Butter Covered Flank Steak, Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cakes and Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf, to Baked French Toast Casserole. In all, the site still publishes 2,392 recipes whipped up by Dean or her family members.

Deen was often criticized for her high fat and sugary ingredients.

The site also is still publishing videos of Deen cooking. Ironically, in one, she whips up “Auntie Peggy’s Cheesecake with Praline Topping” with an African-American woman.

Deen’s bio and profile are also still on the site. She’s described as “one part Southern charm, add a dash of ‘hey y’all.'”

But the network announced on June 21 that it was terminating its relationship with Deen because of her admission during a lawsuit deposition that the “hey y’all” cook frequently used racial slurs, including the n-word.

Deen and her brother are being sued for alleged sexual and racial harassment. A former manager of Deen’s restaurants in Savannah, Georgia filed the action, according to reports.

Deen was the fourth most popular chef on the network. Her show “Paula’s Home Cooking,”premiered in November 2002 after she made a series of guest appearances starting in 1999.

The show was the foundation of her extensive brand empire and gave her the visibility to launch a series of other endeavors like cookbooks, her own housewares brand and numerous corporate endorsements.

Despite the loss of the shows and several corporate sponsors, Deen still has a large following and her recipes remain popular. The Food Networks failure to remove her from its website suggests that it’s leaving a door open to bring Deen back after a suitable time frame, perhaps after the suit is decided.

The Food Network could not be reached for a comment.

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  • John Donaldson

    All the chefs that left Food Network still have their recipes on the website.

  • EQ4ALL

    She needs to sue the H_ll outta them! Male Paula Deen Supporter! I’ve sent in my butter wrappers, have you?

  • Daisiemae

    Yet another example of lazy “journalists” repeating false information without doing appropriate fact checking.

    “her admission during a lawsuit deposition that the “hey y’all” cook frequently used racial slurs, including the n-word.”

    If your staff had bothered to read the deposition, they would have found that Paula Deen admitted to using the N-word ONCE decades ago. She vehemently denied using any racial epithets within recent years and stated her disapproval of such terms. She never admitted that she “frequently used racial slurs.” That’s a pretty serious mistake on the part of your staff.

    In order to get the true story, any journalist worht his/her salt would have also read Lisa Jackson’s deposition in addition to Paula’s. Lisa Jackson (you do know who Lisa Jackson is, right?) stated under oath that she had never heard Paula Deen utter a racial epithet or discriminate against anyone.

    But hey! It’s much easier to repeat false information than spend all that time doing fact checking, isn’t it? Who cares what kind of damage is done by repeating false information. Journalistic integrity is such an old fashioned concept after all.

  • dougmeeks

    “frequently used racial slurs, including the n-word.” – quote a actual source for this lie. Nobody ever said that and nothing in the transcripts say that, get your facts straight or give up writing. Never did ANYONE says or even indicate she did it “frequently”. They let anyone write articles anymore.

  • CeeGee

    Hey, Boooooed Network, aka Food Network, either bring Paula Deen back or expect the women of this country to NOT watch your network AGAIN!! We, the women, do the shopping, buy the groceries, plan the meals, plan the vacations, balance the checkbooks, pick the restaurants, decide WHICH STORES WE WILL USE, WHICH PRODUCTS WE WILL BUY, AND PLACES WE WILL NOT GO. Are you listening, SPONSORS?? Paula is a hard-working, self-made woman who employs a lot of people….and the women of the country have spoken, and we will not change our minds!

  • They deleted all recipes involving Brazil nuts.