06:03 AM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 07/18/2013 11:00AM
Paula Deen has something to celebrate.
The celebrity chef put her recent troubles aside to host a surprise wedding ceremony for her son and his bride, Bobby Deen and Claudia Lovera, at her home in Savannah, Ga., on Saturday.
The couple, who got engaged in the spring and planned to wed later this year, tied the knot in front of about 75 guests.
These included Bobby's brother, Jamie Deen, and his family, Paula's brother, Bubba Hiers, and the bride's family who now live in Panama City, Panama, according to Chatham County Probate Judge Harris Lewis. He also performed the ceremony.
Originally posted 06/25/2013 11:15AM
Paula Deen's sons Bobby and Jamie have leaped to their mother's defense in her racial-slur scandal, saying she's a good person who's being unjustly maligned.
"That word, that horrifying, terrible word that exists and I abhor it coming from any person ... we weren't raised in a home where that word was used," Bobby Deen told CNN's New Day program on Tuesday – referring to the N-word, which Paula Deen has admitted in a legal deposition to having used in the past.
"Neither one of our parents ever taught us to be bigoted toward any other person for any reason," he added. "Our mother is one of the most compassionate, good-hearted, empathetic people that you'd ever meet. These accusations are very hurtful to her, and it's very sad."
Originally posted 06/22/2013 10:30AM
Embattled celebrity cook Paula Deen issued a statement thanking the Food Network for 11 "great years" less than 24 hours after the cable channel announced it was dropping its longtime star following her admission that she used a racial slur in the past.
"I have had the pleasure of being allowed into so many homes across the country and meeting people who have shared with me the most touching and personal stories," Deen, 66, said in a statement released to PEOPLE. "This would not have been possible without the Food Network. Thank you again. Love and best dishes to all of ya'll."
Originally posted 11/14/2012 09:00AM
Between hosting their cooking shows and running their popular Savannah, Ga., restaurant The Lady & Sons (Paula Deen, anyone?), brothers Jamie and Bobby Deen have a full plate.
So when it comes to making their holiday gifts, they need something that's ready in a flash.
"These chocolate turtles are a lifesaver for a quick and easy gift from the kitchen. You can wrap them individually in little cellophane baggies," Jamie says. "Make them extra personal by tying name tags on them with seasonal ribbon and – Voila! – an impressive homemade gift in no time at all!"
Originally posted 10/13/2012 04:00PM
A who's-who from your foodie fantasy – you know, the one in which Rachael Ray, Mario Batali and Ted Allen take over your kitchen for the night and cook dinner – are bringing their culinary chops, recipes and all, to New York City for the 2012 Wine & Food Festival.
Also among the celebrity chefs laying on the flavor: Bobby, Jamie and Paula Deen, Guy Fieri, Sandra Lee and Bobby Flay.
But if you can't make it to the festival, which ends Sunday, get a taste of the celebration with these recipes straight from the city.
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