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Jul 10, 2006 07:50 PM

Paula Deen visits Europe

Did you guys (and gals) catch this over the weekend?


Personally, I thought the way she and her husband were going around freaking out about different foods and pigging out on french pastries, and the like was way over the top. I mean, she seemed to have a good time but wonder the Europeans look down on American tourists!

Interesting show though...albeit it seemed dumbed down for the FoodTv viewing audience, like everything else.

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  1. Having just signed up for satelite TV I had never seen any of her shows prior to the one you mention, unfortunately this was my first exposure to Paul Deen. All I can say is that I thought her behavior was embarassing and that I hope she lets her passport lapse.

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    1. re: free sample addict aka Tracy L

      I had enough of Paula after the wedding thing on tv. I could not bring myself to watch the Europe show...the previews turned me off.

    2. what was with her harassing that lady to put mayonnaise ONTOP of the BUTTER on her FRENCH FRY sandwich?

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      1. re: kare_raisu

        Believe it or not, a french fry sandwich is actually very European, or at least Britsh. It's called a Chip Butty (you need a good quality bap spread with butter).

      2. I agree to an extent... I'm sure the are worse Americans over there giving us a bad name. I'm saying this because I have to admit that I had a little tear in my eye at the end.

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        1. I got so hysterical about her explanation of the difference between a croak monsewer, yall and a croak madam that I had to turn the television off. The croak madam according to her is so named because the sandwich is topped with a fried egg covered in sauce and "kinda looks like a breast, yall"

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            1. re: Candy

              We are from the South, and we can not stand to watch her. I nearly die when she starts cackling. It sounds so phoney.

              1. re: Janet

                Funny you should say that.

                Just yesterday, a freind and I were talking about how she's turned into a caricature of herself.

                She's boorish and has turned her once very nice restaurant into a edible Greyhound bus stop.

                Her boy's just plain ain't right either.

            2. I didn't realize there was so much negative vibe concerning Paula out there. I'm a southerner that was transplanted to the north and I love watching her on TV (Though I didn't see the travel to Europe special). She has an amazing backstory. She started to cook professionally after living with agoraphobia and anxiety for twenty years to support her two sons. It's nothing short of amazing to watch her on TV so full of life knowing what she overcame. My personal opinion, of course.

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              1. re: Ladycale

                I've heard about her background and her battles, and I think it's amazing that she's come as far as she has today. I do not watch her shows, but I did catch this one, and I had no problems with it. Let's face it, we've ruined our rep in Europe way before Paula was unleashed! And as someone wrote earlier, I also shed a tear or two toward the end. What I would give to have one last meal with my mother, as her sons are able to have with her. She is "ya'lling" all the way to the bank, and she sure comes across as someone who has triumphed over life's adversities.