On a somewhat related note…Paula Deen riding things

A good Saturday to all!

Although my blog’s aim is to be a food guide for college students, I wanted to switch gears up a little bit and talk about something that’s food related (or rather Food Network related) and get off topic, if only for this one post. I wrote about this topic in The Radar for The Flyer Newspaper, and I thought it’d be fitting to write about it here as well.

Anyway, I’m a big Food Network fan. I feel like my interest in cooking really took off when my cousins and I would try and cook one of Rachel Ray’s “30-Minute Meals.” We’d fail, of course, not because the food we made tasted horrible, but because those “30-Minute Meals” ended up taking us over an hour to make, especially considering our inexperience. Since then, I’ve gotten better at cooking, and I’ve come to be a big fan of other Food Network stars like Ina Garten, Dave Lieberman, Giada De Laurentiis and, a personal favorite, Paula Deen.

Photo courtesy of paualdeenridingthings.com

For those unaware, a couple of things people should know about Paula Deen is that she’s very eccentric, has an infectious laugh, cooks mouth-watering country recipes and has quite the love for butter. Recently, she was seen riding the back of another Food Network host at some food and wine event in February. Since then, people have begun to Photoshop her riding other things (like butter, Snooki’s hair bump and Bambi) in the novelty website, Paula Deen Riding Things.

Although the site’s name seems a bit suggestive, it’s definitely far from it! It’s more of an homage (albeit comedic) to one of the most lovable, down-to-earth and skilled chefs out there today.

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4 responses

  1. An employee told me the Harrah’s located in downtown Joliet is adopting Paula Deen’s Kitchen for the summer at their resturaunts. It’s to prepare for all the summer events being held at the location this year, including a world poker tournament. Thought you might be interested.

    • I looked it up, and apparently another Harrah’s casino has already one open in their’s. I didn’t even know that she had that restaurant, so thanks for the tip. I’m definitely going to check it out once it opens in Joliet!

  2. The Paula Deen thing is hilarious. I like the idea of bringing in little tangential topics like this into your blog from time to time. It’ll spice it up and allow you to blog regularly without running out of material.

    Also, to echo the comments from the previous post, when I was a student at Lewis, I commuted and didn’t really know much about the area surrounding Lewis. Whenever I ended up eating, I either got fast food from a chain or would just wait until I got back home to Orland Park. It would have been nice to have something like this to enlighten me about all the cool places I was missing out on.

    • Thanks, Mr. Gaszak! I’m sure I’ll find more related posts like that to blog about, and I’ll definitely include them here. I’m actually real excited about this project. Like I mentioned in class, whenever I’d blog, it’d just be about random things going on in my life. I definitely feel comfortable with this niche, and I’d love to continue this blog for as long as I can!

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