Paula Deen

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Tef Poe Honored By National Association of Black Journalists for RFT Music Column

    St. Louis rapper Tef Poe has been honored by the National Association of Black Journalists for his work with RFT Music in this year's round of awards. The NAJB, which is celebrating its 40th year, was founded by a group of 44 men and women in December of 1972, and is based in Washington, D.C. Tef P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Donald Sterling is More Fit to Own a Cotton Plantation Than an NBA team

    Donald Sterling is a magical, special type of individual. In addition to owning the LA Clippers, he also has a strong history of publicly spilling blatantly racist statements about his contracted athletes and other minorities. Despite his very well-known history, he somehow always manages to survive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Fear of a Black Teenager

    The State of Florida should be ashamed of itself. Its Stand Your Ground laws are ridiculously one-sided. I'm not a lawyer, so I can't give an in-depth legal analysis about the situation, but as a layman I will say it's pathetic. It's becoming the 2014 version of blacks being afraid to go out in publ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Oscar Grant Could Have Just As Easily Been You or Me

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis city. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Normandy High and Riverview Gardens: Close Them Both, Save the Children

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis city. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Here's Tef Poe on KMOV Talking About His RFT Column on Paula Deen

    Last week Tef Poe wrote a powerful piece on Paula Deen's recent fall from grace, in which he made the argument that racist people should own up to their racism and stand by it, thereby setting up an honest platform for discussion of the subject. "I actually respect and admire real-life full-blown ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Paula Deen to Star in Her Own Comic

    Surprisingly, not everyone has canceled their Paula Deen books. Bluewater Productions will roll out their "Female Force" biography comic book featuring the butter-loving chef this fall. Here's the kicker: they aren't making fun of her. See also: -Paula Deen Should Probably Just Own It -Angry Paula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Paula Deen Should Probably Just Own It

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis city. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Angry Paula Deen Fans Mistake Missouri-Based Food Channel for Food Network

    Springfield-based media company Food Channel is not the Food Network. It is in no way affiliated with the Food Network, nor has it ever been the host network for recently-disgraced celebrity chef Paula Deen. However, you wouldn't know that from looking at the Food Channel's Facebook page which lit ... More >>

  • Film

    January 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Update: Six Buttery Recipes for the Holidays​Update: A Norwegian blogger named Tommy recently posted a vlog where he expressed disgust at Americans who've been taking the crisis lightly. We're also pretty sure he calls us fat, and he mentions something about Norwegians eating cats. Check out the video after t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    The Five Worst Stuffing Recipes

    WARNING: This post contains the words "Paula Deen" and "lumpy corn dog." ​While shopping malls and radio stations are already gearing up for Christmas, we at Gut Check are patiently awaiting the beloved return of Thanksgiving. Gorging on Halloween candy was a good warm-up for the the inevitable st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Think About What You're About to Eat From Big Lots

    Think. Think about what you're about to eat from Big Lots.​Times are tough. No doubt about that. The economic free fall explains why there's a new discount or closeout store every single half-block. While it might be tempting to purchase reduced-price food along with off-brand electronics, De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    The Help: Food Tie-Ins Inspired by the Movie

    Important words for shoppers everywhere: "As Seen in The Help."​Nothing beats Down South home cooking. We've all indulged in a meal of buttermilk cornbread and crunchy-fried chicken, washed down with a glass of sweet tea. A nice shooter of Bourbon takes the edge off a stressful week, and let ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Wanna Be the Next Food Network Star?

    ​Are you the next Bobby Flay? The next Rachael Ray? The next Paula Deen? We hope not -- one of each of them is more than enough. But if you've always dreamed of televised culinary superstardom, your big break might have arrived.Food Network Star (formerly known as the Next Food Network Star) has a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Gooey Butter Cake is Bad, It's Nationwide.

    Robin Wheeler​Gooey butter cake no longer belongs solely to St. Louis. We can blame Paula Deen for that. (Just because it has the word "butter" in its name does not mean it belongs to you, Paula.) In Memphis this week, Gut Check learned just how far beyond St. Louis gooey butter cake has tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Paula Deen Butter Joke Pinnacle Has Been Reached

    Because Paula Deen and butter parodies never get old... Except the jokes are starting to repeat. After Funny or Die's new Paula Deen "Butter Intervention" clip and the recent Saturday Night Live commercial parody for Paula Deen's Paper Towels, we're having some comedy deja vu. Watch and compare.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Ten (Imaginary) Shows We'd Watch Instead of the Food Network's Latest Garbage

    Guy Fieri, starring in exactly none of our proposed Food Network shows​The Food Network this week announced several new series to debut this year and next. Frankly, even by the Food Network's ever-lower standards, the list is unappetizing.Among these new shows is an unholy marriage of Guy Fieri an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Sandra Lee's Blenders and Six Celeb Chef Products That Should Exist

    couchpotatocook.comSandra Lee, surrounded by a bunch of Kmart crap.​Coming soon to a Kmart near you next year -- Sandra Lee's line of "cookware, small appliances and other kitchen products." OK, so that doesn't sound dissimilar from the line of goods Martha Stewart hocked at the lagging disc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Eat Your Way Out of the Snow: Seven Snow-Based Recipes

    Did you scoff at the storm warnings, shun the overcrowded grocery stores, and post insults on Twitter about just how stupid it is to panic at the impending snowmaggedeon/pocolypse/MG? And do you now find yourself snowbound and eying your dog because he's looking mighty tasty? Don't panic! And plea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Smithfield Pork Exposed by Humane Society, Boycotted by Bittman

    Paula Deen may love Smithfield Foods pork products, but Mark Bittman's not a fan. Neither is the Humane Society of America, who released a report on inhumane conditions at Smithfield's large pig farms. Bittman took to his website yesterday to call for a boycott, and issued a plea to stop supporting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Gateway Grizzlies Best of the Best: Baseball's Best Burger vs. Baseball's Best Burger vs. Baseball's Second-Best Nachos

    Robin Wheeler​Minor league baseball stadiums have some major league eats, and the Gateway Grizzlies in scenic Sauget, Illinois, have some of the best in the nation. Adam Richman of Man v. Food is a fan, so you know the eats must be over-the-top and worth the price of admission. While Fight C ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 8.16-8.22

    ​Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. A Veggie Venture: Alanna made a Summer Vegetable Stew. Iron Stef: Stephanie made Curry Potatoes in a Noodle Bean Nest. One Hot Stove: Nupur shared a children's story and Cheese Tomato Toast.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Interview with Anthony Bourdain: "I Wonder Sometimes If I'm a Malevolent Force"

    Photo: The Travel ChannelAnthony Bourdain​"I'm gonna walk out on stage, talk for an hour, [do] question-and-answer," says Anthony Bourdain of his October 1 appearance at the Fox Theatre. "It's as crazy, as rowdy, as entertaining as the audience cares to make it."The visit will be Bourdain's first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    House Foreclosure, Now With Extra Butter!

    Beverly Davis EnterprisesCrib Cornbread - the home Beverly Davis hopes to save with cornbread.​In 2006 Beverly Davis, with her good credit and stable job, purchased her first home, a modest three-bedroom ranch in Fairburn, Georgia. In a tale all too familiar, fourteen months later that stable jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Titli Nihaan Explains How to Be a TV Mega Chef

    America may have Paula Deen, Rachel Ray and Sandra Lee, but it takes a Brit to tell us how to gain such a level of celebrity chef fame. Titli Nihaan found her fame by posting cooking videos on YouTube and her blog, Titli's Busy Kitchen. This weekend she veered beyond her Asian and halal favorites ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.1

    Just in time for April Fool's Day, food fraud is on the rise. Some less-than-scrupulous food producers have recently been busted labeling cow milk as sheep milk and Mississippi paddlefish eggs as sturgeon caviar. Purposeful mislabeling effects five to seven percent of the American food supply, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 1.9-1.15

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Feast: George warmed up with a list of local restaurant fireplaces and a guide to pronouncing restaurant names. STL Hops: Mike gave the latest report on St. Louis' Hopslam fever epidemic, the announcement of the 2010 Craft Beer Week and Centen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Video: Paula Deen Hit in the Face with a Ham

    When I first heard about this, I assumed some crazed animal-rights protestor had chucked a ham at Paula Deen on account of her ties with Smithfield. Nope. Just this. Ouch.Update @ 3 p.m.: Ah, the copyright police have struck YouTube again, it seems. You can see the original here.

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 10.17-10.23

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Cupcake Project: Stefani debuted on Paula Deen's website, made cupcakes for a house divided, and gave instructions for a DIY cupcake party.STL Hops: Mike eulogized local beer guru Henry Herbst, and revealed beer lists for Kirkwood Pi and Growl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Julia Child Haunts the Sneak

    Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Julia Child is haunting me.In full disclosure, I invited her in. I just didn't realize that beloved, deceased TV chefs followed roughly the same rules as vampires. Man, that is going to be no good for Mario Batali. That gentleman has stringent minimum garlic req ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 7.25-7.31

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.The Cupcake Project: Stefani has very exciting news: She'll be providing cupcake recipes to Paula Deen's website!Iron Stef: Stef makes gnocchi stuffed with chanterelles.Becky and the Beanstock: A recipe for cilantro-mint chutney.FamilyStyle Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Throwback of the House: The Sacrificial Bunny

    Robin Wheeler writes for the blog Poppy Mom. After years of making and eating fancy food, Robin is sick of it all. She's returning to the basics: recipes that haven't surfaced in three decades. She reports on the results for Gut Check every Tuesday.I haven't given my five-year-old nearly enough expo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2008

    Live-Blogging Iron Barley's Appearance on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

    As I posted earlier, at 9 p.m. tonight Iron Barley will be featured on a new episode of the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The episode is titled "Neighborhood Joints," which is a better description of Iron Barley than diner, drive-in or dive. At any rate, I'm home, it's on in 20 min ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 20, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 11, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 12/11 The U.S. and China reach an accord on food safety. Now -- about all those bootleg DVDs.... (New York Times) Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union protest outside celebrity chef -- and Smithfield Foods promoter -- Paula Deen's restaurant in Savannah, Georgia, to d ... More >>

  • News

    May 16, 2007

    Christian Schaeffer Must Go!

    Doesn't that dude like anything?

  • Calendar

    April 25, 2007

    Southern Hospitality

    “On the right side of the dirt”

  • Calendar

    December 27, 2006
  • Culture

    October 25, 2006

    Naked Ambition

    The NonProphet Theater Company's Girl Gone searches for deeper meaning.

  • Film

    October 12, 2005

    Crowe Flies Home

    Elizabethtown is a mess, not that its director should care