Monday, 30 January 2012
Take a tablespoon of butter, a half-pound burger, one fried egg, two slices of bacon, two glazed doughnuts, some grated onion, some chopped parsley, stack them all on top of each other and 1800 calories later, you have Paula Deen's famous Lady's Brunch Burger.
Don't forget Paula Deen's new and improved trademark house seasoning — diabetes.
It's an impossible, and probably cruel, feat to prepare a convincing argument of why someone deserves diabetes, but in this case, if anyone does, Paula Deen takes the cake, cooked with three sticks of butter and a dozen doughnuts.
It is nice to see though, in the wake of this unsurprising announcement that many cooks are not standing behind her in her health choices, but let's hope, for common sense sake, that her fans have the same opinion.
Her longtime publicist even quit because her decision of the last three years. Although, we do live in a country of excess and gluttony that voted George W. Bush in twice and idolizes individuals on Jersey Shore, common and sense rarely go together when speaking of the public.
But I ask not to fall into the marketing trap of the Southern cooking diabetes virus who defends her recipes to Fox News with the new slogan, "I've always said, 'Practice moderation, y'all … I'll probably say that a little louder now."
Moderation she wrote.
I wonder if that's how she got diabetes? Because diabetes.org says, while being more susceptible from genetics, it still needs the catalyst of an unhealthy life style, and if Paula Deen has been dipping into her own stash during her career, I'd say she brought this recipe of insulin injections on herself.
But here's the kicker of her shallow demeanor: she is spinning this into a marketing campaign for a new drug treating type 2 diabetes with the company Novo Nordisk. Her sons, Bobby and Jamie, are spearing-heading the publicity and getting a nice paycheck by putting their buttery hands in the cookie jar.
How did she plan all this?
Three years of prior knowledge — that's how.
This is a ridiculous show of irresponsible influence of a society. Paula Deen has been preaching her recipes, selling books and living comfortably, $25 million struggles with diabetes. As stated before, genetics do play a part, but unhealthy habits are what pull this dormant disease into a medical issue. We would ostracize someone for making a pro-smoke commercial, so why not throw jelly-filled stones at this heretic of health?
Yet, all is not lost.
Eat what you want because Paula Deen's new endorsed drug is said to help weight-loss, which others do not, reports the New York Times. And, it only costs $400 more than the average medical route.
This is why her publicist quit. I mean if someone whose job it is to spin truths to market and promote products to the mass quits because of your recent choices, you might have a problem.
And if that's not enough cooks in the kitchen, Bobby Deen is also taking up his own show, "Not My Mama's Meals" which the Cooking Channel has featured on their website.
The public should be outraged at this three-year well-done burger of market ploys that the Food Network and others are shoving down our throats. The Deens should be held accountable for their deep-fried actions. The Deens are a family of greedy, deep-dished, pockets with undercooked morals.
No one should support someone who hid her illness for three years before she came up with a marketing plan to keep her family lathered in butter. And if anyone deserves the terrible side effects of diabetes, she does.