Paula Deen publicly announced today that she has been diagnosed with type2 diabetes since 2008.
I love Paula and I have learned a great deal from her. Remember “I never met a cook I didn’t learn something from”. Let me whisper in your ear: That was a quote from my book, in case you haven’t read it yet. Paula is a successful woman and will no doubt turn lemons into lemonade.
My favorite butter loving woman is Julia Child. She used quite a lot of butter and tasty fat in her recipes, but somehow she didn’t go hog wild. I believe whole heartedly in this way of cooking: Moderation is the key.
Fat is flavor and just enough is wonderful. Finishing off a pasta dish or a meat with a dab of butter makes the dish amazing – it has that quality. However, you must remember that, most likely the dish was not cooked in butter, it was just finished with it.
Bacon grease is one of my favorite fats. A couple of teaspoons spread over a chicken before it goes to roast in the oven, just add something. Sauteing in olive oil with a little butter is very good pointer, especially with vegetables and pasta.
I’m not talking about a lot of fat; remember fat is flavor.
Tonite for dinner, I had 3 slices of bacon, 2 scrambled eggs and a huge pan full of kale sauteed in about 2 teaspoons of bacon fat – and I ate all of it. Let me tell you something, this was heaven. I have been in love with cabbage, now it’s kale.
Lord knows, I love butter. And brie and a helluva lot of other cheeses. I always try and keep moderation in mind, with everything in life.
Julia lived a long, healthy life. She strived to teach people to cook well at home and eat well and above all enjoy oneself – I hear she drank plenty of wine when she cooked!
“…small helpings, no seconds, no snacking, and a little bit of everything. – Julia Child”
― Julia Child