Ask AP: Paula Deen

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on September 28, 2008

What can you tell me about Paula Deen and her sons, Jamie and Bobby? I watch them on the Food Network.

—Margaret Walker, Circleville, Ohio

Paula Deen, 61, began her culinary career in her kitchen in 1989 with a home-based lunch delivery service, The Bag Lady, and her two sons, Jamie and Bobby, distributing her homemade chicken salad sandwiches and warm cookies to local businesses in Savannah, Ga. Today, she’s on top of a growing food empire that includes Paula’s Party on the Food Network, best-selling cookbooks, her own magazine and a hot-spot Savannah restaurant, The Lady & Sons. Jamie and Bobby manage the eatery while working on their own food and travel show, Road Tasted.