ATLANTIC CITY — When Southern cooking’s the subject, Paula Deen is usually the first name that pops to mind. The American icon will host “An Evening with Paula Deen” at the Tropicana on Thursday, Dec. 8.
Sponsored by the Atlantic City Alliance in conjunction with its holiday campaign, the event starts 6pm in the Trop Showroom.
Deen started her first company with her last $200 in 1989. Called ” The Bag Lady,” a home-based meal delivery service, the company marked the start of Paula’s professional cooking career. Her vivacious energy combined with a dazzling smile and infectious laugh has quickly made her America’s best friend and next door neighbor.
Today Deen is known for her various television shows on the Food Network including Paula’s Party (2006), Paula’s Best Dishes (2008), and the long-running Paula’s Home Cooking (2002), which has earned her two Emmys. She is also a best-selling author with 14 cookbooks that have sold over eight million copies total. Her bimonthly magazine Cooking with Paula Deen currently has a circulation of more than a million, and she also recently launched Paula Deen Foods with a variety of food products based on her traditional recipes and some lighter versions.