If you couldn’t already tell, I’m not a big fan of adding fats to everything for flavor. It’s a serious cheater route. Anyone can make something laced with butter taste good, but real culinary skill comes from, well, being more sophisticated in your approach to food.
With that, I’m not a big fan of Paula Deen. Shocker, I know, but she represents the worst of the Food Network: someone with no culinary skills beyond cream cheese but with mass marketability (which is why I’m not a big fan of most of the people on that network *cough* Rachel Ray *cough*).
I always joke about how Paula Deen adds a pound of cream cheese to everything. I never thought it was 100% literal, but….
She’s managed to add cream cheese to….
… wait for it…
I couldn’t believe it. That woman has got some serious cream cheese talent. It’s talent she needs to keep to herself, but it’s talent nonetheless.
Seeing is believing: link
Happy Thanksgiving menu planning to you all, and for god’s sake, leave the cream cheese out of it!
Update: Ye gods!!! She’s gone one step beyond cream cheese and – get this – DEEP-FRIED some cranberry sauce!!! That’s just offensive. It’s like a train wreck, I can’t look away. And we wonder why Americans are the fattest people on earth….