In her early 20s Paula suffered from agoraphobia with panic attacks.
Paula Deen introduced her new book It Ain't All About the Cookin on April 3, 2007.
Paula has made many appearances on the cooking show Ready...Set...Cook!, on The Food Network.
Paula's film premiered on October 8, 2005. A special Paula Goes To Hollywood aired on The Food Network.
Paula made her film debut in Elizabethtown, starring Orlando Bloom, and Kirsten Dunst. Paula plays Bloom's aunt, and her cooking is heavily showcased.
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Paula has appeared on QVC many times, and was a guest on Oprah.
Paula overcame her agoraphobia by interacting with customers that she previously had only spoken with on the phone.
Paula cooked in a Best Western Motel for five years, before opening her own restaurant.
Paula divorced her first husband in 1989.
Paula was previously a Bank Teller, and a home maker.
Paula's restaurant was awarded International Meal Of The Year by USA Today in 1999.
Paula's Home Cooking aired November 16, 2002.
Paula self-published her first cookbook in 1997, The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook.
'The Bag Lady' grew too large for homebased operation, and Paula opened her first restaurant on Savannahs Siuthside called 'The Lady'.
Paula launched a business out of her home, after her marriage crumbled. With a mere $200.00, and her sons, she launched 'The Bag Lady'. The business was simple; she prepared the sandwiches, and her sons went out and sold them.
Paula lived with agoraphobia for twenty years.
Paula is a chef, restranteur, writer, TV personality, and actress.
She owns The Lady and Sons eatery in Savannah, GA.
Paula: Cooking has always brought me a happiness that I didn't think was available. I just fire up the stove, and things start to fade away.
Paula: As long as you have a nice box of grits, you have a side dish waiting to happen, on so many levels.
Paula: I feel like I have a second family, here on the Food Channel, where everyone has something special to add to the table.
Paula: I think no matter what the occasion may be, you can never go wrong by showing up at the dinner table with a hot plate of fried chicken.
Paula: I have raised two of the kindest hearts that anyone'll ever have the pleasure of meetin'. I'm telling you, my sons are real Southern Gentlemen.
Paula: Nothing ever tastes bad with a little extra cheese on top, it just never hurt a thing in its life.
Paula: Mmmm, Southern Cooking is like a long walk in the meadow, you just can never seem to fill up enough on it.