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November 24, 2010

Paula Deen on Thanksgiving, Vegetarianism, and that butter scene in Last Tango in Paris

Filed under: American Food,Celebrity,Chefs,Condiment,Food Porn,Holidays,Meat,Poultry,Turkey — raincoaster @ 8:48 pm
Paula Deen on Dancing with Butter!!!

Paula Deen on Dancing with Butter!!!

Happy Holidays, y’all! Here is a lovely little interview from Vanity Fair, in which that li’l pat of sunshine Paula Deen holds forth on Thanksgiving etiquette, doggy bowel movements and their relation to the Survival Principle, and the infamous butter scene in Last Tango in Paris. You must read it. No, you MUST, y’all.

A snippet:

Do you have a Thanksgiving recipe that’s made entirely out of butter?

Just butter? I don’t know. I guess you could unwrap a stick of butter and pour a bottle of jam over it. That might be tasty. But I wouldn’t want to serve it to my family at Thanksgiving.

You are the Butter Queen, right?

Yeah, I have been called that. I do love butter. I don’t care what you’re fixin’, butter makes everything taste better.

I’m assuming your butter enthusiasm has nothing to do with the movie Last Tango in Paris.

I don’t think so. Do they eat a lot of butter in that film?

Well, they don’t eat it exactly.

What did they do with it?

[Long pause.] Uh… I don’t think I know how to explain it without embarrassing both of us.

Is it something dirty? [Laughs.]

You could say that, sure.

Does it have something to do with how your wife got pregnant?

Actually, no. You have the wrong … It’s a different, you know… It’s lower down on the … [Long pause.] Wow, this is amazing. You’ve actually turned the tables on me. I’m flummoxed!

Well honey, you’re the one who brought it up.

Here’s what I can tell you. Marlon Brando used butter in a slightly more intimate way than you do on your Food Network shows.

Ooooh. Well I will definitely check that out.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’d like to awkwardly change the subject.

If you need to.

I think that poor interviewer has the vapors!

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  1. Paula Deen can not be embarrassed. And what she says about butter isn’t new, I’ve read similar quotes in very old cookbooks–sentiments like, “there is no known meat that is not improved by the addition of butter. And all those ancient epicureans were right too.

    Comment by aurumgirl — November 27, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

  2. As somebody with a touchy gallbladder, I’m not sure I’m Team Paula on this, but if it brings her joy, more power to her. For some things, there is no substitute, and butter is one of those things.

    Comment by raincoaster — November 30, 2010 @ 5:38 pm

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