At The Table: Paula Deen’s Southern Deviled Eggs
Why in the world has everyone pounced on Paula Deen all of a sudden?? Fans and detractors alike have torn into the southern lady like bees on honey and I am not sure why. Is it because we didn’t know that all those foods Ms. Deen is famous for might not be the meals to base an entire diet on? Or is it that we have mistaken her for our doctors and our self-regulating instincts instead of who she is, a chef and an entertainer.
As an occasional viewer of her program, I am almost positive that she never once uttered the words ‘eat like this morning, noon and night and you will be as healthy as a horse and live forever’. I have heard it said that ‘she is on television and therefore is a role model for the people who watch her and emulate her, she is basically killing her viewers with her recipes’. Funny though that we seem to have so much less to say about the Snooki’s, the Housewives of Whatever County and the rest of that ilk, who are also on television and their damaging roles in shaping our society but let’s lash out at the lady who slips some extra butter into her biscuits.
No my friends, if we have anyone to blame for what befalls our health and well-being, it is ourselves and no one else. I believe that the key to good health and a life well lived, especially when we are talking culinary delights, is very simple- everything in balance and moderation. Let’s take ownership and responsibility of our own bodies and stop blaming everyone else for what happens to us.
Okay I’m done, personal rant over.