Paula Deen's Easter recipes would probably make Anthony Bourdain's skin crawlÂ—at least the earlier Food Network versions. Deen's pineapple upside down cake, green bean casserole recipe, and even her Coca Cola basted ham are delicious, but full of butter, sugar, condensed soup, and ingredients that he might classify as unhealthy.
Seeing as tomorrow is Easter, social media sites like Google and Twitter are hot and heavy with classic holiday recipe searches. Topping the trends are Easter recipes that Paula Deen is an expert at making, baking, and yes, eating!
When Deen was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes however, she began to cut back her portion sizes and start to eat a little healthier. Even still, Paula Deen's Easter recipes are tempting at this time of year because they're just so darned tasty!
No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain told ABCNews.com, "When your signature dish is a hamburger in between a doughnut, and you've been cheerfully selling this stuff knowing all along that you've got type 2 diabetes. It's in bad taste if nothing else."
But Deen says she's made changes to her diet by cutting back some. "Most all good food is rich," she told Southtown Star. "The cooking shows did not get where they are for serving diet food. So it's up to the individual to use moderation and that's what I'm working on. I can't change my Southern ways. I don't want to. I'm not interested in changing. That is my history. That's who I am. But what I am trying to change is what I put on my plate. ... It's not the food that causes Type II diabetes, it's how much." Good for her! But wouldn't you love to know what's on her Easter menu this year?
One thing is for certain, Paula Deen's Easter recipes won't disappear just because she's a diabetic! Her fattening recipes are classic and timeless. Bring on the buttery pineapple upside down cake, scalloped potatoes, and throw in a side dish of Paula Deen's famous green bean casserole with French-fried onion rings and cream of mushroom soup. Anthony Bourdain would love it!