Skip to comments.Michelle Obama joins Food Network's Paula Deen to fry shrimp for cooking show
Posted on 09/17/2008 8:36:58 AM PDT by mnehring
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) _ Michelle Obama took a break recently from the campaign trail to get her hands messy breading shrimp as she helped prepare a deep-fried dinner with the Food Network's first lady of Southern cooking, Paula Deen.
The wife of Democrat Barack Obama got cozy with Deen in the kitchen during a recent taping of the Savannah celebrity cook's TV show "Paula's Party," scheduled to air on the cable network Sept. 20.
Michelle Obama and Deen swapped stories about their families' favorite meals as they cooked fried shrimp and french fries at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., where the network converted a cafeteria into a TV kitchen.
"She was getting her hands dirty," Deen said in an interview Friday. "I think they are like us they like real food, not a bunch of prissy food."
Obama told Deen her husband's personal favorite is a steaming bowl of chili, and the first meal she ever cooked for him was a seafood gumbo. Deen, one of the Food Network's biggest stars, traveled to Norfolk for the taping three weeks ago.
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Fried arugula with brie & white whine ...
The Food Network in 2008 is a downright mean network.
Yep, Michelle’s just a plain old American housewife.
OK, so I read the headline....WHY do I picture Bubba from Forrest Gump talking about shrimp?
>Obama told Deen her husband’s personal favorite is a steaming bowl of chili,
Still trying to get past that Arugula remark, aren’t they?
She once had her good friend Jimmy Carter on as a guest.
Paula Deen must like her fried shrimp and french fries.
My wife likes watching Dean. I have trouble watching her. Now when I tell my wife about this, I doubt she’ll be on our TV again...
Does anyone believe that Michelle, born and raised in Chicago, first cooked Barack Gumbo. Do people from Chicago even know what Gumbo is? Smells like pandering to the Southern audience.
Anyone who cooks like Paula Dean is asking for high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Also,he likes to have a few Buds and kick back a watch
Monday Nite football.I tell you Paula it makes for
quite an aromatic evening.
“She was getting her hands dirty,” Deen said in an interview Friday”
Ms. Deen, Michelle has been getting her hands dirty for a while, now.
Gee, Michelle makes time to get on a cooking show...wonder if she made sure to give them her strict rules of what NOT to talk about......AND isn’t it amazing Michelle Obama has time to cook but NO TIME to go to the 9/11 event!!!!!
Wonder if Dean knows anything about moose stew?
Is this how she chooses to campaign for her husband? I personally can’t stomach Paula so I think they make a nice pair.
Why isn’t she at home with her daughters?
The People’s Revolutionary Struggle takes the battle to Food Network!
With all of the Americans starving, it is good to see the People’s Revolutionary Leadership giving cooking tips to the proletariat!
Obama told Deen her husbands personal favorite is a steaming bowl of chili.
I thought it was bacon.
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