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


Infusion Collection 7 Pc Stainless Triple Burner Buffet Set W 3 3qt Casseroles
Infusion Collection 7 Pc Stainless Triple Burner Buffet Set W 3 3qt Casseroles
$84.96
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $84.96

JOIE MSC OINK OINK PINK PIG FACE MINI FRY PAN SANDWICH EGGS AND PANCAKES
JOIE MSC OINK OINK PINK PIG FACE MINI FRY PAN SANDWICH EGGS AND PANCAKES
$10.00
Time Remaining: 31m
Buy It Now for only: $10.00

Jim Beam Porcelain Coffee Tea Pot Unused
Jim Beam Porcelain Coffee Tea Pot Unused
$25.00
Time Remaining: 31m
Buy It Now for only: $25.00

new cuisinart enameled cast iron spouted square grill skillet pan 9 1 4 orange
new cuisinart enameled cast iron spouted square grill skillet pan 9 1 4 orange
$30.00
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00

1 new Calphalon 6qt 6 quart Stainless Steel Stock Pot with glass cover
1 new Calphalon 6qt 6 quart Stainless Steel Stock Pot with glass cover
$60.00
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $60.00

NEW Anolon Advanced Large 12 Glass Lid Pot Pan Skillet Lid Only Free Shipping
NEW Anolon Advanced Large 12 Glass Lid Pot Pan Skillet Lid Only Free Shipping
$29.99
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99

Pre Seasoned Combo Cooker 10+ Inch Iron Skillet  3 Qt Dutch Oven Combo Lcc3
Pre Seasoned Combo Cooker 10+ Inch Iron Skillet 3 Qt Dutch Oven Combo Lcc3
$46.39
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $46.39

Wolfgang Puck 18 Piece Cookware Set SS PotsPans Glass Lids NO STAX EX MN
Wolfgang Puck 18 Piece Cookware Set SS PotsPans Glass Lids NO STAX EX MN
$1,127.87
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $1,127.87

1 new mepra copper tri ply 11  pan pot with stainless steel lid 11 inch
1 new mepra copper tri ply 11 pan pot with stainless steel lid 11 inch
$120.00
Time Remaining: 34m
Buy It Now for only: $120.00

1 new anolon titanium 12 grill fry pan skillet hard anodized nonstick
1 new anolon titanium 12 grill fry pan skillet hard anodized nonstick
$42.00
Time Remaining: 34m
Buy It Now for only: $42.00

Vollrath 3804 4 Qt Optiotm Saut Pan
Vollrath 3804 4 Qt Optiotm Saut Pan
$50.45
Time Remaining: 35m
Buy It Now for only: $50.45

Greenpan Paris 125 Inch Hard Anodized Non stick Ceramic Wok
Greenpan Paris 125 Inch Hard Anodized Non stick Ceramic Wok
$108.69
Time Remaining: 35m
Buy It Now for only: $108.69

Farberware Cookware Aluminum Nonstick 11 Inch Square Griddle Gray New
Farberware Cookware Aluminum Nonstick 11 Inch Square Griddle Gray New
$13.44
Time Remaining: 36m
Buy It Now for only: $13.44

Pasta Cooker Set 8 quart Set Home Locomotion 14737
Pasta Cooker Set 8 quart Set Home Locomotion 14737
$39.95
Time Remaining: 36m
Buy It Now for only: $39.95

Fox Run Non Stick Vertical Poultry Roaster New
Fox Run Non Stick Vertical Poultry Roaster New
$8.34
Time Remaining: 36m
Buy It Now for only: $8.34

1 new lagostina bianca ceramic 45qt covered deep saute pan white
1 new lagostina bianca ceramic 45qt covered deep saute pan white
$85.00
Time Remaining: 36m
Buy It Now for only: $85.00

Stone Wave Ceramic Microwave Cooker New
Stone Wave Ceramic Microwave Cooker New
$5.69
Time Remaining: 36m
Buy It Now for only: $5.69

Progressive 4050 9 Steamer Basket
Progressive 4050 9 Steamer Basket
$14.85
Time Remaining: 37m
Buy It Now for only: $14.85

LIFETIME 5 Qt Dutch Oven 10 Skillet Dome and Regular Lids Fit Both VGUC
LIFETIME 5 Qt Dutch Oven 10 Skillet Dome and Regular Lids Fit Both VGUC
$49.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 37m

Ronco Showtime Rotisserie Oven Steaming Warming Tray 3 pc  3 4 x 7 1 2
Ronco Showtime Rotisserie Oven Steaming Warming Tray 3 pc 3 4 x 7 1 2
$20.00
Time Remaining: 38m
Buy It Now for only: $20.00

Black  Decker Griddle Parts Drip Pans and Power Plug Model JH006
Black Decker Griddle Parts Drip Pans and Power Plug Model JH006
$12.95
Time Remaining: 38m
Buy It Now for only: $12.95

T fal C79807 Ultimate Oven Safe Stainless Steel Copper Bottom Mult layer Base F
T fal C79807 Ultimate Oven Safe Stainless Steel Copper Bottom Mult layer Base F
$63.76
Time Remaining: 39m
Buy It Now for only: $63.76

SE GP2 14 Patented Stackable 13 1 4 Sifting Pan 1 4 Mesh Screen
SE GP2 14 Patented Stackable 13 1 4 Sifting Pan 1 4 Mesh Screen
$16.54
Time Remaining: 39m
Buy It Now for only: $16.54

Bellemain 6 Cup Nonstick Popover Pan
Bellemain 6 Cup Nonstick Popover Pan
$21.45
Time Remaining: 39m
Buy It Now for only: $21.45

Circulon Contempo Twin Pack 8 Inch and 10 Inch French Skillets 82365NIB
Circulon Contempo Twin Pack 8 Inch and 10 Inch French Skillets 82365NIB
$49.99
Time Remaining: 39m
Buy It Now for only: $49.99

15 pcs Collector Eraser Cookware  Silverware Wholesale Teacher School Gift Toys
15 pcs Collector Eraser Cookware Silverware Wholesale Teacher School Gift Toys
$9.99
Time Remaining: 39m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

KUHN RIKON Saucepan Circolo 6 piece made of stainless steel Aluminium Suitable
KUHN RIKON Saucepan Circolo 6 piece made of stainless steel Aluminium Suitable
$298.39
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $298.39

Farberware Classic Stainless Steel 3 Quart Covered Straining Saucepan
Farberware Classic Stainless Steel 3 Quart Covered Straining Saucepan
$29.29
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $29.29

Vollrath 3907c 7 Optiotm Cover
Vollrath 3907c 7 Optiotm Cover
$21.60
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $21.60

34 to 40CM Stainless Steel Fondue Soup Pots Hot Pan Thick Stew Pot Serving Bowl
34 to 40CM Stainless Steel Fondue Soup Pots Hot Pan Thick Stew Pot Serving Bowl
$21.48
Time Remaining: 40m
Buy It Now for only: $21.48

Mantovarka Mantishniza Manty Pelmenitza Mantniza Steamer Warmer Cookware Uzbek
Mantovarka Mantishniza Manty Pelmenitza Mantniza Steamer Warmer Cookware Uzbek
$43.99
Time Remaining: 41m
Buy It Now for only: $43.99

1 Quart OvenProof Bean Pot with Lid
1 Quart OvenProof Bean Pot with Lid
$26.00
Time Remaining: 42m
Buy It Now for only: $26.00

Corning Ware 25Qt 237L Covered CasseroleRobin Egg Blue
Corning Ware 25Qt 237L Covered CasseroleRobin Egg Blue
$15.00
Time Remaining: 43m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00

Rachel Ray BLUE Replacement Lid NEW
Rachel Ray BLUE Replacement Lid NEW
$5.00
Time Remaining: 44m
Buy It Now for only: $5.00

SE GP2 120 Patented 13 1 4 Stackable Sifting Pan Mesh Size 1 20
SE GP2 120 Patented 13 1 4 Stackable Sifting Pan Mesh Size 1 20
$18.43
Time Remaining: 44m
Buy It Now for only: $18.43

New Skillet Paula Deen 12 Inch Porcelain Open Skillet Red Frying Pan Home Cookwa
New Skillet Paula Deen 12 Inch Porcelain Open Skillet Red Frying Pan Home Cookwa
$37.17
Time Remaining: 45m
Buy It Now for only: $37.17

Hanging Kitchen Pan Rack Pot Organizer Oval Cookware Storage Top Shelf Black
Hanging Kitchen Pan Rack Pot Organizer Oval Cookware Storage Top Shelf Black
$60.98
Time Remaining: 45m
Buy It Now for only: $60.98

Cuisinart Saute Pan with Cover model 633 30h with helper handle 55 quart
Cuisinart Saute Pan with Cover model 633 30h with helper handle 55 quart
$29.00
Time Remaining: 45m
Buy It Now for only: $29.00

Lodge 12 Inch Pre Seasoned Skillet Cast Iron Frying Pan Cooker  Silicone Handle
Lodge 12 Inch Pre Seasoned Skillet Cast Iron Frying Pan Cooker Silicone Handle
$31.38
Time Remaining: 45m
Buy It Now for only: $31.38

T fal E93808 Professional Total Nonstick Oven Safe Thermo Spot Heat Indicator Fr
T fal E93808 Professional Total Nonstick Oven Safe Thermo Spot Heat Indicator Fr
$35.37
Time Remaining: 46m
Buy It Now for only: $35.37

Divided Skillet Pan Fry Heavy Guage Cast Aluminum 5 Section Non Stick Cook Ware
Divided Skillet Pan Fry Heavy Guage Cast Aluminum 5 Section Non Stick Cook Ware
$79.99
Time Remaining: 46m
Buy It Now for only: $79.99

All Clad Copper Core 7 Piece Set
All Clad Copper Core 7 Piece Set
$365.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 46m

LE CREUSET 16 ORANGE SMALL FRY PAN 65 ENAMELED CAST IRON FRYING SKILLET COOK
LE CREUSET 16 ORANGE SMALL FRY PAN 65 ENAMELED CAST IRON FRYING SKILLET COOK
$45.99
Time Remaining: 46m
Buy It Now for only: $45.99

Anolon Vesta Cast Iron Cookware 10 Inch Skillet Paprika Red Anolon
Anolon Vesta Cast Iron Cookware 10 Inch Skillet Paprika Red Anolon
$104.97
Time Remaining: 47m
Buy It Now for only: $104.97

Circulon Acclaim 13 Piece Cookware Set BlackNIBGREAT FOR THOSE FAMILY MEALS
Circulon Acclaim 13 Piece Cookware Set BlackNIBGREAT FOR THOSE FAMILY MEALS
$225.99
Time Remaining: 47m
Buy It Now for only: $225.99

Joyce Chen 21 9972 Classic Series 4 Piece Carbon Steel Wok Set
Joyce Chen 21 9972 Classic Series 4 Piece Carbon Steel Wok Set
$45.57
Time Remaining: 47m
Buy It Now for only: $45.57

Calphalon Kitchen Essentials Replacement Lid 6 Inch Round Tempered Glass
Calphalon Kitchen Essentials Replacement Lid 6 Inch Round Tempered Glass
$9.99
Time Remaining: 49m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

Cades Cove Collection Au Gratin Casserole Dish Citation Stoneware Red Green
Cades Cove Collection Au Gratin Casserole Dish Citation Stoneware Red Green
$15.99
Time Remaining: 49m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99

Silit Passion 8 1 4 Quart Oval Roasting Pan with Lid Energy Red
Silit Passion 8 1 4 Quart Oval Roasting Pan with Lid Energy Red
$185.35
Time Remaining: 50m
Buy It Now for only: $185.35

Fox Run Brands Doughmakers Cake Pan 10261
Fox Run Brands Doughmakers Cake Pan 10261
$35.96
Time Remaining: 50m
Buy It Now for only: $35.96

Farberware Classic Stainless Steel 1 Quart Covered Straining Saucepan
Farberware Classic Stainless Steel 1 Quart Covered Straining Saucepan
$17.33
Time Remaining: 51m
Buy It Now for only: $17.33

Garcima 14 Inch All Purpose Pan Lid 36cm
Garcima 14 Inch All Purpose Pan Lid 36cm
$25.39
Time Remaining: 51m
Buy It Now for only: $25.39

8 2+ Quart Square Casserole with Lid COUNTRY CORNFLOWER Pattern by Corning Ware
8 2+ Quart Square Casserole with Lid COUNTRY CORNFLOWER Pattern by Corning Ware
$16.00
Time Remaining: 52m
Buy It Now for only: $16.00

Tupperware TupperChef Inspire Wok 38cmx12cm Pan 89L  Cover New
Tupperware TupperChef Inspire Wok 38cmx12cm Pan 89L Cover New
$199.95
Time Remaining: 52m
Buy It Now for only: $199.95

Pyrex DC 1 1 2 C Corningware Replacement Oblong Glass Casserole Dish Lid
Pyrex DC 1 1 2 C Corningware Replacement Oblong Glass Casserole Dish Lid
$7.89
Time Remaining: 52m
Buy It Now for only: $7.89

used Revere Ware 3 Quart All Stainless Steel Sauce Pan w Lid good condition
used Revere Ware 3 Quart All Stainless Steel Sauce Pan w Lid good condition
$24.99
Time Remaining: 52m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99

BRASS COPPER  BRONZE POLISH CLEAN AND POLISH YOUR COPPER SAUCEPAN AND KETTLE
BRASS COPPER BRONZE POLISH CLEAN AND POLISH YOUR COPPER SAUCEPAN AND KETTLE
$13.35
Time Remaining: 53m
Buy It Now for only: $13.35

Fox Run Brands Doughmakers Round Cake Pan 10221
Fox Run Brands Doughmakers Round Cake Pan 10221
$31.96
Time Remaining: 53m
Buy It Now for only: $31.96

Silampos Aluminum Pressure Cooker 8 Lts Capacity
Silampos Aluminum Pressure Cooker 8 Lts Capacity
$89.95
Time Remaining: 53m
Buy It Now for only: $89.95

3 Piece Silver color Fish Poacher 20 x 6 x 4 3 4 H Lid  Rack Lifter
3 Piece Silver color Fish Poacher 20 x 6 x 4 3 4 H Lid Rack Lifter
$15.99
Time Remaining: 54m
Buy It Now for only: $15.99

"In Association with Amazon"

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid Food Storage Container, 42-Piece set Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid Food Storage Container, 42-Piece set
Sale Price: $13.85
 
Brita 10 Cup Everyday BPA Free Water Pitcher with 1 Filter, White Brita 10 Cup Everyday BPA Free Water Pitcher with 1 Filter, White
List Price: $23.99
Sale Price: $10.38
You save: $13.61 (57%)
 
KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2 Stage Knife Sharpener, Black KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2 Stage Knife Sharpener, Black
Sale Price: $2.99
 
Aroma Housewares ARC-914SBD Digital Cool-Touch Rice Cooker and Food Steamer with Stainless Steel Exterior, Silver Aroma Housewares ARC-914SBD Digital Cool-Touch Rice Cooker and Food Steamer with Stainless Steel Exterior, Silver
Sale Price: $23.55
 
RTIC Spill Proof & Splash Resistant Lid for Yeti Rambler & Tumbler New, 30 oz RTIC Spill Proof & Splash Resistant Lid for Yeti Rambler & Tumbler New, 30 oz
List Price: $11.99
Sale Price: $1.27
You save: $10.72 (89%)
 
GOTHAM STEEL 9.5 inches Non-stick Titanium Frying Pan by Daniel Green GOTHAM STEEL 9.5 inches Non-stick Titanium Frying Pan by Daniel Green
List Price: $49.99
Sale Price: $15.38
You save: $34.61 (69%)
 
Ball Mason Jars Wide-Mouth Can or Freeze -  16 oz 12pk Ball Mason Jars Wide-Mouth Can or Freeze - 16 oz 12pk
Sale Price: $8.75
 
Stainless Steel Tongs, 8.3 Inch, Cooking Tong for Salad,Barbecue BBQ Grill, Asparagus, Fish, Toast and Baking, Metal Cookware Grilling Kitchen Tongs Stainless Steel Tongs, 8.3 Inch, Cooking Tong for Salad,Barbecue BBQ Grill, Asparagus, Fish, Toast and Baking, Metal Cookware Grilling Kitchen Tongs
List Price: $17.99
Sale Price: $7.88
You save: $10.11 (56%)
 
Lodge L8SK3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet, 10.25-inch Lodge L8SK3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet, 10.25-inch
Sale Price: $12.73
 
Totally Bamboo 3 Piece Bamboo Cutting Board Set, For Meat & Veggie Prep, Serve Bread, Crackers & Cheese, Cocktail Bar Board Totally Bamboo 3 Piece Bamboo Cutting Board Set, For Meat & Veggie Prep, Serve Bread, Crackers & Cheese, Cocktail Bar Board
Sale Price: $9.99
 



Thank You
We hope you found the
Paula Deen

you were looking for.

Filed under Cookware · Tagged with