Paula Deen

Paula Deen
Paula Deen

An Insider's Guide to The Food Network

You've always loved eating, but the time has come to start cooking for yourself. Whether you're a new graduate looking to leave behind your top ramen days or a foodie lacking kitchen skills, entering the cooking world is no small task. That's why the Food Network is around -- a resource for culinary aficionados and amateurs alike. But with so many different chefs to choose from, where do you start? We've created a guide to the help you navigate the Food Network and get going on your culinary adventures.

Paula Deen

The South's most popular chef, Paula Deen is known for her filling, hearty and wholesome Southern cooking. With guidance from grandma at a young age, Paula fought her way to find success doing the thing she loves most -- feeding people. Her famous chicken pot pies, banana pudding and BBQ sandwiches put her on the culinary map in Georgia, and remain recipe favorites for her widespread television audience.

Rachael Ray

This much loved talk show host prides herself on being a cook -- not a chef. Her quick fix meals and budget dinner ideas are very useful to new cooks with money and time restrictions. Although Rachael shies away from boasting about her culinary finesse, she's a teacher in her own right. Watch her chop with abandon and toss together meals that look like they've taken hours to prepare. If you study her way around the kitchen, you'll be a top cook in no time.

Aaron McCargo, Jr.

Aaron McCargo was once a struggling chef who yearned for a place in the culinary spotlight. After beating out thousands of culinary hopefuls and landing his own time slot, Aaron found his calling as a Food Network personality. As the host of Big Daddy's House, Aaron imparts his love of big, bold flavors and family-style cooking to a dedicated audience. With an inviting smile and warm personality, this trained chef makes cooking a relaxing experience that the whole family can share. If you're looking for some home-style chili or buffalo wings, Aaron's your man.

Alton Brown

As the kookiest cook in the kitchen, Alton Brown dissects a recipe like it's a science project. For novice meal makers who need a step-by-step tutorial for crafting a dish, this Food Network host is the best cooking counselor out there. Good Eats blends Alton's training at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont, experience as a cinematographer, and undeniable flair for food. Not only does Good Eats offer a crash course in food prep 101, its historical approach to mealtime is sure to captivate any cook.

Giada De Laurentiis

Putting a fresh spin on Italian cuisine, Giada knows how to make dinner delectable for eaters of any age. Her acclaimed cookbooks and food products make it easy to cook like her, with or without the TV on. Giada grew up surrounded by Italian culture: Born in Rome and the granddaughter of a restaurateur, the culinary school graduate went on to train under Wolfgang Puck. Her Emmy-winning cooking show, Everyday Italian, speaks to an audience that strives to cook better with every attempt. She also explores the food and restaurant selection from around the U.S. on her prime time show, Giada's Weekend Getaways...Because a good trip is never without a good meal.

This article is presented by Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Seattle. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Seattle offers Le Cordon Bleu culinary education classes and culinary training programs in Seattle, Washington. To learn more about the class offerings, please visit Chefs.edu/Seattle for more information.

The jobs mentioned are examples of certain potential jobs, not a representation that these outcomes are more probable than others. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Seattle does not guarantee employment or salary.

About the Author

Has anyone seen the Paula Deen Live Tour?

Want to know what to expect in her show and how long is it?

I couldn't get tickets...... though I would have loved to have seen her on tour. HOWEVER~ I did get invited to attend a taping of "Paula's Party" in the near future!!

I am as happy as a fat kid with their own cake!!

Paula Deen's heart attack


LE CREUSET Enameled Cast Iron Pour Saucepan
LE CREUSET Enameled Cast Iron Pour Saucepan
$189.89
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $189.89

Anolon Advanced Bronze Hard Anodized Nonstick 10 Inch and 12 Inch Skillets Twin
Anolon Advanced Bronze Hard Anodized Nonstick 10 Inch and 12 Inch Skillets Twin
$61.22
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $61.22

Nordic Ware Nordic Ware Superior Steel Spun Wok 8 Inch NEW
Nordic Ware Nordic Ware Superior Steel Spun Wok 8 Inch NEW
$61.36
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $61.36

Rachael Ray 12 pc Nonstick Cucina Hard Anodized Cookware Set Pumpkin
Rachael Ray 12 pc Nonstick Cucina Hard Anodized Cookware Set Pumpkin
$179.99
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $179.99

Rachael Ray 12 pc Nonstick Cucina Hard Anodized Cookware Set Cranberry
Rachael Ray 12 pc Nonstick Cucina Hard Anodized Cookware Set Cranberry
$179.99
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $179.99

Farberware 10 pc Millenium Stainless Steel Cookware Set
Farberware 10 pc Millenium Stainless Steel Cookware Set
$129.99
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $129.99

Bon Chef 6050 Aluminum Serving Wok with Handle for Buffet Steam Table 3 1 2 qu
Bon Chef 6050 Aluminum Serving Wok with Handle for Buffet Steam Table 3 1 2 qu
$97.07
Time Remaining: 37m
Buy It Now for only: $97.07

New Genuine Center Egg Triple Pan Bento Tamagoyaki A75753 Skillet Best Deal HTF
New Genuine Center Egg Triple Pan Bento Tamagoyaki A75753 Skillet Best Deal HTF
$49.99
Time Remaining: 37m
Buy It Now for only: $49.99

WEAREVER 8 POT
WEAREVER 8 POT
$24.50
Time Remaining: 38m
Buy It Now for only: $24.50

Pyrex Round Glass Storage Dish With Lid
Pyrex Round Glass Storage Dish With Lid
$40.80
Time Remaining: 38m
Buy It Now for only: $40.80

King Kooker KK32 32 Quart Aluminum Boiling Pot with Punched Basket
King Kooker KK32 32 Quart Aluminum Boiling Pot with Punched Basket
$88.14
Time Remaining: 38m
Buy It Now for only: $88.14

Pensofal Princess Passion Bioceramix Non Stick Saucepan with Aroma Lid 2 1 2 Q
Pensofal Princess Passion Bioceramix Non Stick Saucepan with Aroma Lid 2 1 2 Q
$69.64
Time Remaining: 38m
Buy It Now for only: $69.64

Art amp Cuisine Evolution Series Aluminum Non Stick Fry Pan Red 94
Art amp Cuisine Evolution Series Aluminum Non Stick Fry Pan Red 94
$28.44
Time Remaining: 38m
Buy It Now for only: $28.44

Chantal Chantal Stainless Steel Classic Teakettle 18 Quart NEW
Chantal Chantal Stainless Steel Classic Teakettle 18 Quart NEW
$195.75
Time Remaining: 39m
Buy It Now for only: $195.75

Christmas Holiday Hand Painted Mixing Serving Bowls SWIRLS Set of 3
Christmas Holiday Hand Painted Mixing Serving Bowls SWIRLS Set of 3
$74.18
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $74.18

Browne Foodservice BP1826 32 Thermalloy Aluminum Stackable Bun Pan 20 Guage
Browne Foodservice BP1826 32 Thermalloy Aluminum Stackable Bun Pan 20 Guage
$23.14
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $23.14

8 Quart Multipurpose Pasta Steamer Stainless Steel Set New
8 Quart Multipurpose Pasta Steamer Stainless Steel Set New
$48.00
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $48.00

Cookware Set 6 PC Stainless Steel Stock Pot Set Heavy Duty New
Cookware Set 6 PC Stainless Steel Stock Pot Set Heavy Duty New
$88.00
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $88.00

Cookware Set 10 PC Deluxe Stainless Steel  Glass New
Cookware Set 10 PC Deluxe Stainless Steel Glass New
$138.00
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $138.00

Microwave Cooking Pots with Snap On Lids for Leftover Storage New
Microwave Cooking Pots with Snap On Lids for Leftover Storage New
$24.00
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $24.00

Tescoma Kitchen utensils PRESIDENT set of 6 with holder ideal we
Tescoma Kitchen utensils PRESIDENT set of 6 with holder ideal we
$144.32
Time Remaining: 43m
Buy It Now for only: $144.32

Farberware 10569 Black 12 Piece Cookware Set
Farberware 10569 Black 12 Piece Cookware Set
$99.99
Time Remaining: 43m
Buy It Now for only: $99.99

LE CREUSET Enameled Cast Iron 2 1 4 Quart Saucier Pan
LE CREUSET Enameled Cast Iron 2 1 4 Quart Saucier Pan
$194.89
Time Remaining: 44m
Buy It Now for only: $194.89

Crestware 40 Quart Aluminum Stock Pot
Crestware 40 Quart Aluminum Stock Pot
$75.76
Time Remaining: 44m
Buy It Now for only: $75.76

Browne Foodservice 8122P 2 1 2 Inch Steam Table Pan Perforated Half Size
Browne Foodservice 8122P 2 1 2 Inch Steam Table Pan Perforated Half Size
$28.45
Time Remaining: 44m
Buy It Now for only: $28.45

Prepara Roasting Laurel
Prepara Roasting Laurel
$28.16
Time Remaining: 45m
Buy It Now for only: $28.16

All Clad 8701004555 D5 SS Bonded 11 French Skillet with Lid Brand New in Box
All Clad 8701004555 D5 SS Bonded 11 French Skillet with Lid Brand New in Box
$189.99
Time Remaining: 46m

GreenPan CW0004159 One Egg Wonder Aluminum Fry Pan Coated with Thermolon Healthy
GreenPan CW0004159 One Egg Wonder Aluminum Fry Pan Coated with Thermolon Healthy
$11.44
Time Remaining: 46m
Buy It Now for only: $11.44

LE CREUSET Marmite Enamelled Cast Iron Pot Cookware 18cm Orange Freeship NEW
LE CREUSET Marmite Enamelled Cast Iron Pot Cookware 18cm Orange Freeship NEW
$199.99
Time Remaining: 46m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99

Little Griddle SQ180 Universal Griddle for BBQ Grills Stainless Formerly the S
Little Griddle SQ180 Universal Griddle for BBQ Grills Stainless Formerly the S
$63.28
Time Remaining: 47m
Buy It Now for only: $63.28

T fal C067SC Metallics Nonstick Thermo Spot Heat Indicator Cookware Set 12 Piec
T fal C067SC Metallics Nonstick Thermo Spot Heat Indicator Cookware Set 12 Piec
$103.91
Time Remaining: 48m
Buy It Now for only: $103.91

8 Cup Food Processor Chopper Dice Blade Kitchen Dishwasher Cookware
8 Cup Food Processor Chopper Dice Blade Kitchen Dishwasher Cookware
$58.52
Time Remaining: 50m
Buy It Now for only: $58.52

LE CREUSET Enameled Cast Iron 3 Quart Saucier Pan New
LE CREUSET Enameled Cast Iron 3 Quart Saucier Pan New
$209.89
Time Remaining: 50m
Buy It Now for only: $209.89

Microwave Magic 3piece Dutch Oven Set
Microwave Magic 3piece Dutch Oven Set
$31.02
Time Remaining: 51m
Buy It Now for only: $31.02

Cuisinart CI1136 24CR Chefs Classic Enameled Cast Iron 14 Inch Roasting Lasagna
Cuisinart CI1136 24CR Chefs Classic Enameled Cast Iron 14 Inch Roasting Lasagna
$73.31
Time Remaining: 52m
Buy It Now for only: $73.31

Rachel Ray Red Cookware Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Pasta Cooking Stove Oven Pot
Rachel Ray Red Cookware Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Pasta Cooking Stove Oven Pot
$129.98
Time Remaining: 53m
Buy It Now for only: $129.98

KitchenAid Porcelain Aluminum 55Qt Covered Saute
KitchenAid Porcelain Aluminum 55Qt Covered Saute
$50.71
Time Remaining: 54m
Buy It Now for only: $50.71

Paderno World Cuisine 12 3 4 inches by 6 1 4 inches Porcelain Hotel Food Pan
Paderno World Cuisine 12 3 4 inches by 6 1 4 inches Porcelain Hotel Food Pan
$69.36
Time Remaining: 54m
Buy It Now for only: $69.36

Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron 5 1 2 Quart Round French Dutch Oven M
Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron 5 1 2 Quart Round French Dutch Oven M
$364.70
Time Remaining: 55m
Buy It Now for only: $364.70

Lodge Pro Logic P7A3 Cast Iron Aebleskiver Pan
Lodge Pro Logic P7A3 Cast Iron Aebleskiver Pan
$43.52
Time Remaining: 55m
Buy It Now for only: $43.52

Bakers Secret 1107163 Signature Springform Pan 10 Inch  New Free Shipping
Bakers Secret 1107163 Signature Springform Pan 10 Inch New Free Shipping
$15.68
Time Remaining: 56m
Buy It Now for only: $15.68

New Kitchen Taiyaki Fish Shaped Waffle Pan Maker 2 Cast Home Cooking
New Kitchen Taiyaki Fish Shaped Waffle Pan Maker 2 Cast Home Cooking
$35.00
Time Remaining: 57m

Coli Bakeware CL14BR C39 Italian Ceramic Round Dutch Oven 25 Quart Brown
Coli Bakeware CL14BR C39 Italian Ceramic Round Dutch Oven 25 Quart Brown
$71.96
Time Remaining: 58m
Buy It Now for only: $71.96

Red Ceramic Wok Coated Nonstick w Glass Lid NEW 12 Cooking Cookware Kitchen
Red Ceramic Wok Coated Nonstick w Glass Lid NEW 12 Cooking Cookware Kitchen
$79.45
Time Remaining: 58m
Buy It Now for only: $79.45

Green Ceramic Wok Coated Nonstick w Glass Lid NEW 12 Cooking Cookware Kitchen
Green Ceramic Wok Coated Nonstick w Glass Lid NEW 12 Cooking Cookware Kitchen
$79.45
Time Remaining: 58m
Buy It Now for only: $79.45

LE CREUSET 3 Ply Stainless Steel 2 Qrt Covered Saucepan
LE CREUSET 3 Ply Stainless Steel 2 Qrt Covered Saucepan
$114.99
Time Remaining: 1h
Buy It Now for only: $114.99

Carlisle 5555037 Balsam Melamine Square Bowl 26 Ounce Capacity 5 7 8 Length
Carlisle 5555037 Balsam Melamine Square Bowl 26 Ounce Capacity 5 7 8 Length
$58.41
Time Remaining: 1h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $58.41

Matfer Bourgeat 116454 Hemispherical Bowl
Matfer Bourgeat 116454 Hemispherical Bowl
$30.58
Time Remaining: 1h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $30.58

4 pce Colander SteamerRoaster Magnum Nutrition System Surgical Stainless Steel
4 pce Colander SteamerRoaster Magnum Nutrition System Surgical Stainless Steel
$89.99
Time Remaining: 1h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $199.00

Waterless 187deg 17piece Magnum Nutrition Systems Lifetime Warranty  video
Waterless 187deg 17piece Magnum Nutrition Systems Lifetime Warranty video
$399.99
Time Remaining: 1h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $2,495.00

CO 100 CONVECTION OVEN PYREX COUNTERTOP COOKWARE used
CO 100 CONVECTION OVEN PYREX COUNTERTOP COOKWARE used
$12.00
Time Remaining: 1h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $18.00

Cuisinart Stainless Steel 1 Quart Open Pour Saucier
Cuisinart Stainless Steel 1 Quart Open Pour Saucier
$12.99
Time Remaining: 1h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $16.99

Cuisinart Stainless Steel 7 Non Stick Skillet
Cuisinart Stainless Steel 7 Non Stick Skillet
$12.99
Time Remaining: 1h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $16.99

LE CREUSET 3 Ply Stainless Steel 3 Qrt covered Saucepan
LE CREUSET 3 Ply Stainless Steel 3 Qrt covered Saucepan
$199.89
Time Remaining: 1h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $199.89

Tescoma Utensil holder PRESIDENT kitchen gadget user friendly stainless steel
Tescoma Utensil holder PRESIDENT kitchen gadget user friendly stainless steel
$33.34
Time Remaining: 1h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $33.34

GSI Outdoors 10 Inch Aluminum Dutch Oven Small 2 Quart
GSI Outdoors 10 Inch Aluminum Dutch Oven Small 2 Quart
$60.25
Time Remaining: 1h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $60.25

GreenPan CW000767 002 Focus 12 Turquoise Aluminum Open Frypan Coated with Crea
GreenPan CW000767 002 Focus 12 Turquoise Aluminum Open Frypan Coated with Crea
$54.39
Time Remaining: 1h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $54.39

Soltam Pot  Cover Finest Quality 10  10 L Israel Gently used ESTATE SALE
Soltam Pot Cover Finest Quality 10 10 L Israel Gently used ESTATE SALE
$34.99
Time Remaining: 1h 14m

Wagner 5313 Aluminum Saute Pan
Wagner 5313 Aluminum Saute Pan
$58.88
Time Remaining: 1h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $58.88

Boston Warehouse Terra Cotta Garlic Baker With Box
Boston Warehouse Terra Cotta Garlic Baker With Box
$9.59
Time Remaining: 1h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $9.59

"In Association with Amazon"

Hudson Cast Iron Cleaner XL 7x7 Premium Stainless Steel Chainmail Scrubber Hudson Cast Iron Cleaner XL 7x7 Premium Stainless Steel Chainmail Scrubber
List Price: $25.00
Sale Price: $15.99
You save: $9.01 (36%)
 
KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder with Stainless Steel Blades, Black KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder with Stainless Steel Blades, Black
List Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $13.00
You save: $6.99 (35%)
 
Rubbermaid 42-Piece Easy Find Lid Food Storage Set Rubbermaid 42-Piece Easy Find Lid Food Storage Set
List Price: $26.99
Sale Price: $19.99
You save: $7.00 (26%)
 
KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2 Stage Knife Sharpener KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2 Stage Knife Sharpener
Sale Price: $1.49
 
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W, Stainless Steel Cooking Pot and Exterior, Latest 3rd Generation Technology Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W, Stainless Steel Cooking Pot and Exterior, Latest 3rd Generation Technology
List Price: $234.95
Sale Price: $134.95
You save: $100.00 (43%)
 
Brita 10-Cup Everyday Water Filter Pitcher Brita 10-Cup Everyday Water Filter Pitcher
List Price: $41.39
Sale Price: $22.99
You save: $18.40 (44%)
 
Artisan (2 pk.) Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat Set, 16 5/8 x 11 Artisan (2 pk.) Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat Set, 16 5/8 x 11
List Price: $16.78
Sale Price: $13.00
You save: $3.78 (23%)
 
Lodge ASHH41 Silicone Hot Handle Holder, Red Lodge ASHH41 Silicone Hot Handle Holder, Red
List Price: $6.00
Sale Price: $4.00
You save: $2.00 (33%)
 
Aroma 8-Cup (Cooked) Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer, Stainless Steel Aroma 8-Cup (Cooked) Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer, Stainless Steel
Sale Price: $26.97
 
Microplane 40020 Classic Zester/Grater Microplane 40020 Classic Zester/Grater
List Price: $14.99
Sale Price: $8.35
You save: $6.64 (44%)
 



Thank You
We hope you found the
Paula Deen

you were looking for.

Filed under Cookware · Tagged with