06:59 PM EDT 11/25/2013
Originally posted 11/24/2013 02:25PM
Giada De Laurentiis's Thanksgiving prep came with a side of stitches on Saturday.
While filming the Food Network's live holiday special alongside Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Ina Garten, the celebrity chef, 43, sliced her finger.
But even a few stitches couldn't keep Laurentiis's holiday spirit down.
Originally posted 11/11/2013 12:50PM
Plus, the Food Network star shares one of her favorite winter recipes: turkey-kale soup
Originally posted 08/12/2013 04:45PM
A federal judge in Georgia has thrown out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen ended up causing the celebrity cook to lose a big slice of her culinary empire.
Lisa Jackson sued Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, last year saying she was subjected to sexual harassment and racist attitudes during the five years she worked at their restaurant, Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House.
But U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. ruled Monday that Jackson, who is white, has no standing to sue them for race discrimination.
The ruling leaves intact Jackson's sexual harassment claims.
Originally posted 07/05/2013 07:00AM
Paula Deen announced Thursday that she has cut business ties with the agent who helped make her a Food Network star and launch a media and merchandising empire that has largely crumbled in the wake of her admission that she used racial slurs in the past.
Deen had worked with New York agent Barry Weiner for more than a decade. She has said he was instrumental in getting her show "Paula's Home Cooking" on the Food Network in 2002. She gave no reason for her parting with Weiner in a prepared statement.
"Paula Deen has separated from her agent," Deen's spokeswoman, Elana Weiss, said in an email Thursday. "She and her family thank him for the tireless effort and dedication over the many years."
Originally posted 06/29/2013 09:55PM
Paula Deen might be experiencing the worst month of her career, but that didn't stop this Southern mama from celebrating her firstborn's birthday.
The struggling celebrity cook, who has watched her edible empire crumble this month following her admission that she used a racial slur multiple times in her past, took a break from the scandal Friday for some family time.
"Looking forward to some quality family time in honor of @jamie_deen's birthday. Have a blessed birthday, son!" she Tweeted, and included a link to a recipe for Jamie's Coconut Cake.
Originally posted 06/29/2013 08:50AM
Paula Deen's horrible month just got worse.
On Friday, Ballantine Books announced it would not publish her latest cookbook that was slated to be released in October. The book already hit No. 1 one on the Amazon bestseller list Thursday, months before its release, after furious fans rallied to the defense of the embattled celebrity cook.
Deen, 66, has watched her lucrative endorsement deals slip away this month after she admitted to using a racial slur in the past.
"After careful consideration, Ballantine Books has made the difficult decision to cancel the publication of Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up, the publisher, a division of Random House, said in statement to PEOPLE.
Originally posted 06/28/2013 08:00AM
Ted Allen and fiancé Barry Rice aren't the only ones feeling joyous over their engagement.
The host of Food Network's Chopped, 48, says positive acknowledgments of his same-sex partnership have been pouring in since the couple of 20 years decided to get engaged just after the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was deemed unconstitutional on Wednesday.
"I announced it online, and have had hundreds of responses, virtually 100 percent supportive – incredibly exciting," Allen told PEOPLE in a statement Thursday. "A great, great day for our country."
Originally posted 06/26/2013 08:00AM
First, an explosive deposition emerged in which Paula Deen admitted to uttering the N-word. Then Deen fumbled not one, but three awkward apology videos.
Finally, after Food Network announced they were axing one of their biggest stars, the Queen of Southern Food decided on a different crisis strategy: Silence.
Lately, however, the one person Deen seems to hurt most is herself.
Holed up over the weekend at home in Savannah, Ga., with husband Michael Groover and her sons Jamie and Bobby, Deen, 66, "is beyond devastated," a producer friend tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.
Originally posted 03/17/2013 03:45PM
Giada De Laurentiis, star of The Food Network's Giada at Home and author of Weeknights with Giadi offers her "sweet and tangy" balsamic-glazed salmon as part of PEOPLE's Mediterranean diet special. The Med Diet favors fish over red meat to "cut back on cholesterol-clogging fat," says health expert Joy Bauer.
Originally posted 11/15/2012 08:15AM
After being fricasseed by The New York Times in a blistering restaurant review that a chef wouldn't wish upon his worst enemy, Guy Fieri says he's not canceling his subscription to the paper.
But the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host – the 10th highest-paid chef in the country – is not taking the Times attack by food critic Pete Wells lying down, either.
"I just thought it was ridiculous," Fieri said on Thursday's Today show, after flying all night to appear on the program to defend his 2-month-old Guy's American Kitchen & Bar in Times Square, the target of Wells's scathing attack.
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