News broke this week that Paula Deen — the television chef known for her maniacal affinity for all things unhealthy — has partnered with Savannah’s public school system on a new culinary arts program.
According to SlashFood.com, Paula Deen Academy students will follow a “curriculum based on state guidelines, American Culinary Federation standards and Deen’s recommendations” So basically: butter, cheese, lard, butter, fries, pork, beef, butter, sugar, butter, butter, butter.
A release issued by the school system says, “Paula Deen is an internationally recognized chef with the expertise and ability to connect our students to opportunities within the culinary arts industry. We are honored and pleased that this program will be unique in that it is the only culinary arts school partnership with Paula Deen.”
Sure, Paula Deen might be sweet as pie, but she’s also just as dangerous for the ol’ ticker. Seems to us that if you want to teach America’s young people about cooking, you should do it in a healthy way.
What do you think about Savannah’s decision to team up with Paula Deen? Smart decision or cardiac arrest in the making? Chime in and share your thoughts!