I have watched Paula Deen for a long time and I always realized that her dishes were not something that people should eat every day. Remember that she is doing 30 shows a year - that's 30 meals out of 1000 or so that a person would eat in a year.
She has made the talk show circuit in the last couple of weeks, and I think she has addressed the issue of why she is just now "coming out" about her T2. I don't think she owes us anything, to be honest. Health isues are personal.
As for her recipes as contrasted with others, I'm not so sure they are any worse when it comes to "indulgences." The Food Network has a new show by the Pioneer Woman, and her first show had her making Apple Brown Betty for her family. The recipe had two sticks of butter. Diners, Drive-ins and Dives had a bit that showed a restaurant chef making Haggas using organ meat and lard. She's not alone in her cooking style, she just happens to be more renowned for it.
As with everything in life, moderation is the key. And remember that these cooking shows are, in the end, entertainment.
Celebrities hawk drugs all the time...Sally Field and Boniva, Phil Mickelson and an arthritis drug, Paula Deen and a diabetic drug. It's nothing new and I have no problem with it.View Thread
People have the right to smoke so long as it doesn't limit my or someone else's right to smoke-free air (since we have to share it). I understand why companies or hospitals declare the campus smoke-free. Did you ever get on an elevator with a couple smokers who just came in from enjoying their freedom? You pretty much have to hold your breath. Employers struggle daily with lost productivity from smokers who take those breaks frequently. In an office environment where there is no tme clock people tend to go on smoke breaks in groups.
But we'll probably never see a complete ban because of the loss of tax revenue.View Thread
But a few years ago, someone got me a box of Christopher Elbow artisan chocolates, and nothing since has come close to being as good:
Each one is a work of art. Usually if someone gives me chocolates I give them away or toss them because I'm diabetic and I try to keep my blood sugar in check. But when I got these, I had to eat them (after admiring them for a couple of days) one each night until every last one of them was gone. I let my DH have ONE! If you want to give a Christmas present of candy, you can order these online. Not your ordinary box of chocolates!!!View Thread