Posts Tagged ‘cookware’

Food Network Star Paula Deen Gets A Touching, Teary Call From A Fellow Southerner — And Fan — On QVC

November 17, 2009

There were several priceless moments on Food Network star Paula Deen’s show Monday evening on QVC, including one that almost had us tearing up along with the charming celebrity cook.

Deen, known for her “Y-all” Southernisms, had a live audience at the QVC studio in West Chester, Pa. We’re not trying to be mean, but they were the heaviest group of people we have ever seen in one place. And we are not exaggerating. They must love to eat Deen’s butter-laden dishes.

Anyway, Deen sells food items and cookware on QVC. She was on with a fellow Southerner, host David Venable, when she started talking about the ham sausage she was selling. It’s her No. 1-selling food item on the home shopping channel. And Deen loves those sausage patties herself.

“I put it in my mouth and I suck on it, I suck until all the juices are gone, and then I chew it,” she told Venable, who was left a little speechless by her remark. We guess he has a dirty mind like us.

Deen and Venable, who looks like he’s been eating a lot of Deen’s food, later called the cook-restaurateur from Georgia one of our favorite Southern expressions: Sweet pea.

But putting all our reporter cynicism aside, there was a really touching moment at the end of the show. The only thing like it we have ever seen on home shopping was when host Rick Domeier wiped away tears during his recent anniversary show.

Lisa from Mississippi called in, and said, “I love you Paula, and David, too.” She was crying, apparently so excited and happy to be talking to Deen.

Moved by the woman, Deen almost started to cry, as well, telling Lisa she loved her, too. The caller told Deen she was buying her sausage patties as well as turkey breast for Thanksgiving.

Deen was obviously was still touched by the woman, who she said had “the sweetest voice,” and she turned to Venable.

“David, you don’t realize how you touch people,” Deen said. “You don’t realize how you touch ’em until you get a call like that from that little lady and it makes your heart just full.”

Good for you Paula.

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Y-All Listen To This: QVC Recalls Food Network Star Paula Deen’s Cast Iron Cookware

October 7, 2009

QVC has recalled some of the cast iron cookware that Food Network’s bubbly Southern cook, Paula Deen, was selling on the home shopping channel.

There are 51,000 units of the cookware in question, the Paula Deen 11-inch “hammered cast iron” grill pans and griddles.

“The recalled cookware can crack and shatter, posing burn and laceration hazards to consumers,” according to QVC’s Web site and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

No other Paula Deen cookware is involved in the recall.

The recalled products were manufactured by Meyer Trading Co.

“QVC and Meyer Trading have received 79 reports of the cookware cracking or shattering when heated,” the home shopping network said. “One consumer reported a minor burn injury to the arm.”

The recalled pots sold for between $35 and $55, and buyers can return the items for a full refund.