After a lawsuit was filed against her for using racial slurs in the kitchen of her restaurant, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House, she was then diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Since then, Deen has shed 40 pounds and focused on living a healthier lifestyle while rebuilding her reputation and career. And we’ve got to admit, she’s on a roll. Just days after announcing that she’ll be launching a daily radio show and a weekly podcast, news broke that she is releasing a healthy cookbook entitled Paula Deen Cuts the Fat, scheduled to hit stores on 8 September 2015.
The new book features over 200 healthy takes on her classic, indulgent Southern recipes. In a statement, Deen assured her fans that, although the fat has been slashed, the same delicious taste still remains. We don’t doubt it—she’s a talented cook, but we’re not so certain these slimmed-down recipes should all be considered “healthy.” We’ll have to take a closer look at the ingredients when her book drops later this year, but we’re a bit hesitant to recommend that anyone take dietary advice from the unofficial queen of butter.