Southern lady Paula Deen is making a comeback, kicking up her heels on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars (I blush with some of her crazy antics on that show.), she has a new book out and she keeps commitments. This past weekend she flew into Philly to attend a meet and greet with fans at Valley Forge Casino’s The Venue. It was scheduled before it was announced that she’d be on Dancing With The Stars, so I was impressed that she didn’t cancel since the show is so intense. In fact she told me it was the hardest thing she had ever done.
Michael Groover (Deen’s husband), Paula Deen, and Chef Frank Benowitz do a demonstration at Valley Forge Casino Venue Center Saturday afternoon. Before the demo Chef Frank gave Paula a set of really nice knives. She said in her best southern drawl, thank you they are beautiful, but you’re going to have to mail them to me. I didn’t pack a bag. I flew in and need to fly out as soon as the show is over.
A nice crowd turned out to meet her
Since taking her diabetes seriously, Paula has lost 40 lbs in the past few years.
During the demonstration, where she prepared pork loin, she handed out bowls, spoons and cookie pans from her houseware collection. She’s handing this lady a cookie pan.
During the demonstration, where she prepared pork loin, she handed out bowls, spoons and cookie dishes from her housewares collection. She even gave the pork loin away to a gay couple who talked about being fans of her cook books and trying out her recipes.
Before leaving to fly back to California, and Dancing With The Stars, Paula greeted guests at Valley Beach, which is the pool area at Valley Forge Casino
. She did a Q&A and posed for selfies.
Remember tonight: She’ll be performing “Vogue” by Madonna sans
the cone bra. it’s the MTV Music Awards Vogue version and Paula is going to be Marie Antoinette.