Did we get incepted back to 2013 or something? Pre-Paula Deen-Gate? Did we get in a hot tub time machine?
Better believe it, as Deen has just inked another cookbook deal to last through the ages. The new deal is with the publisher Hatchette, the first publisher she’s signed with since her last publisher, Ballantine Books, decided not to sell her no. 1 Amazon pre-bestseller. According to the New York Times, Hatchette will reissue old cookbooks, like The Lady & Sons and A Savannah Country Cookbook, and new titles. It’s unclear whether Hatchette will publish the cancelled bestseller, called Paula Deen’s New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up, but there is actually one called Paula Deen Cuts the Fat. Carry on.
Said Hachette’s vice president of client distribution services, Todd McGarity, in the press release (emphasis ours):
“We are thrilled to be working with Paula Deen, whose trademark warmth and culinary flair are as appealing as ever. Her large, dedicated fan base is eager for more from her, and we are looking forward to continuing to build on her impressive sales.”
Continuing to prove to us that perhaps Deen is recession-proof, racism-proof, and idiot-proof.
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