Celebrity cook and Food Network star Paula Deen will present the keynote seminar to kick off the 2008 International Home and Housewares Show, March 16-18 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Deen’s presentation on March 16 is titled “Paula Deen and The Charmed Consumer.”
A former housewife with no formal food training, Deen stars in two shows on the Food Network: “Paula’s Home Cooking,” which airs seven days a week, and “Paula’s Party,” which airs on Friday nights. She is the author of six cookbooks and a memoir, “Paula Deen—It’ Ain’t All About the Cookin’.” Her magazine, Cooking with Paula Deen, has a circulation of more than 1 million, and in June 2007, she received two Daytime Emmy awards for Outstanding Lifestyle Host and for Outstanding Lifestyle Show.
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