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Paula Deen's Cook Tells Almost All


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#31 weinoo

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 01:13 PM

Talk to any employee of a big company. They work hard, get paid, company gets the fruit of their labors. What's the big deal?

 

Yes, working as someone's cook, housekeeper, maid, etc. is exactly the same as working at a big company.


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#32 huiray

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 02:18 PM

http://www.nytimes.c...he-kitchen.html



#33 rotuts

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 02:46 PM

yes, but we know for sure how truthful PD is and has been.

 

the other  not so much.



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:08 PM

Talk to any employee of a big company. They work hard, get paid, company gets the fruit of their labors. What's the big deal?
 
Yes, working as someone's cook, housekeeper, maid, etc. is exactly the same as working at a big company.


Ahem. I was addressing one aspect if this issue with an entirely apt analogy. A worker's product is property of the employer. If this woman was asked to develop recipes the employer would own them.
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Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:30 PM

While employed by Mrs. Deen, "She [Mrs. Charles] developed recipes, trained other cooks and made sure everything down to the collard greens tasted right."

Source: http://www.nytimes.c...nd.html?hp&_r=0

 


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:38 PM

 

Neither have I ever understood PD's appeal, with that nasal voice and hideous drawl, she screams "I IS IGNORANT!!!

I'm with you. She is loud, boorish, dumb-looking, says stupid things, cooks what looks like crap. What's the appeal?

This demonstrates that much of the invective directed towards Paula Deen has much more to do with who she is then what she did. People need to know their place. Ms. Deen was to uppity for those of us with much higher intellect and much better taste. She should have been happy to sell sandwiches on the street

Of all the fucking nerve. Go get a job at Wal Mart. None of us important people of high culture would dream about going there

 

You have read an awful lot into my saying that I don't see her appeal. I think that she's been treated unfairly even though I don't agree with what she said/did or like her product. 



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:38 PM

Talk to any employee of a big company. They work hard, get paid, company gets the fruit of their labors. What's the big deal?
 
Yes, working as someone's cook, housekeeper, maid, etc. is exactly the same as working at a big company.


Ahem. I was addressing one aspect if this issue with an entirely apt analogy. A worker's product is property of the employer. If this woman was asked to develop recipes the employer would own them.

Apt analogy for...some.  Of course, depending on what that employee was promised over the years.


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:39 PM

Mrs. Charles seems to have enjoyed a number of perks and bonuses throughout her years of friendship and employ with Mrs. Deen.  She also seems to have some unrealistic expectations about what is owed to her by PD.  It appears to this reader that Mrs. Charles rather limited education and lack of worldly ways have been exploited by the writer at the NYTimes.  A writer who seems to see all Southern whites as bigoty bigots who are bigoted.

 

Sounds awfully like one of Woody Allen's self-hating jews.


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#39 annabelle

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:55 PM

Mrs. Charles, Paula Deen or the author?



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:10 AM

All of the above.


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#41 Lisa Shock

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 01:19 PM

And...She's back! Her publicity team has got back up and running. Look for her show to return real soon, y'all.



#42 annabelle

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 01:25 PM

Good for her.  The woman has spent the last three months holed up in her house.

 

There's nothing like hounding an old woman who overcame agoraphobia right back into it.

 

For justice! /sarc



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 05:07 PM

hope she highlights her Krispy Creme Glazed donut 'Bread' pudding with canned mixed fruit and extra sugar fluff on the top!

 

talk about Yum!

 

and I bet its to Die For!


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 05:46 PM

I think you really, really want to make that thing, rotuts.  I say "go for it!"

 

It can't possibly be any more horrible than the cronut burgers we were discussing the other day.



#45 sigma

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:10 PM

Or the top ramen burgers...



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:04 AM

a.b.:  its better.  I can tell.  just cant get fresh Krispy Cremes or Id be all over it.  with canned pears though. 



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 11:15 AM

You're in luck, then!  Stale Krispy Kremes would be just the ticket for a "bread" pudding.



#48 OliverB

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:12 PM

who is Paula Deen?

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:31 AM

Paula's back in the news...again.

"Paula Deen shutters Uncle Bubba’s — without bothering to tell her employees"

 

 

Thursday, Deen suddenly closed the Savannah, Ga., restaurant, which she co-owned with her brother, Bubba Hiers.

 

What’s more, she didn’t tell her employees but let them show up to work, only to find kitchen appliances being removed from the restaurant. The Savannah Morning News reported that employees were collecting their severance checks in the parking lot.

Paula...such class.  :hmmm:

This was the restaurant at the center of the now infamous lawsuit. The shuttering seems late in coming.



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:34 AM

and P.D.'s got some sort of new contract:

 

http://www.today.com...lion-2D12114661



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 01:09 AM

"This latest enterprise will entail the restructuring of the chef's many brands, which include Paula Deen Foods, Paula Deen Restaurants, and Paula Deen Media."

 

So, it looks like they are cutting all ties with the past and re-inventing her and her empire from scratch -minus the Food Network.

 

BTW, here's what it's like to take a Paula Deen cruise.



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 06:50 AM

Paula's back in the news...again.

"Paula Deen shutters Uncle Bubba’s — without bothering to tell her employees"

 

Paula...such class.  :hmmm:

This was the restaurant at the center of the now infamous lawsuit. The shuttering seems late in coming.

 

That really just reinforces my already low opinion of her. 


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 11:36 AM

As reported in the WaPo?  The paper of microaggression in every corner is hardly unbiased.

 

Anyone who didn't see Uncle Bubba's closing its doors coming, wasn't paying attention a year ago. 

 

The place was a money pit and a gift her idiot brother didn't deserve to have.  I don't blame her for putting that ugly chapter in life behind her.


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:08 PM

As reported in the WaPo?  The paper of microaggression in every corner is hardly unbiased.

 

Anyone who didn't see Uncle Bubba's closing its doors coming, wasn't paying attention a year ago. 

 

The place was a money pit and a gift her idiot brother didn't deserve to have.  I don't blame her for putting that ugly chapter in life behind her.

 

Giving her employees a bit more forewarning would not have hurt though. 



#55 annabelle

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:10 PM

No doubt.  They were given severance pay when they showed up, which is better than showing up and not knowing where to collect one's final pay.

 

I've had that happen to me before and it's not good. 



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 12:27 PM

Giving her employees a bit more forewarning would not have hurt though.


I've worked for a couple restaurants that have unfortunately closed. Friends have worked for others suffering the same fate. No notice was ever given. Severance pay was not given either. Sometimes, final paychecks were not given out.
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