When I went to Paula Deen's demonstration at the Food Network's New York City Wine and Food Festival, I was prepared for anything. It was my first time to see the Southern queen of food TV live, and I had no clue what to expect. One thing I never would have guessed was that Paula did no cooking! She didn't even stir a pot or instruct others how to make something. Instead she entertained the crowd with her wild ways and interesting stories. Like Giada's demo, I learned a lot about the butter-loving Deen. Here are nine fun facts that you may not know about her. . .
- Paula is a self-proclaimed "slot slut." She loves going to casinos and gambling on the slot machines. In fact, the night before her demo she went to Yonkers.
- Her favorite television show is Forensic Files. "I love solving crimes," she says.
- Paula's husband, Michael, wasn't planning on attending the festival. However, at the last minute he surprised her by showing up that morning in her hotel room. "I dye my hair to