Paula Deen Is Cooking Again. That Didn't Take Long

Deen at the Food Network's South Beach Wine & Food Festival in February Photograph by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Food Network SoBe Wine & Food Festival

Just about a year ago, celebrity chef Paula Deen was the one embroiled in a controversy about race when her past use of a racial epithet was revealed in a deposition for a workplace discrimination lawsuit. Her future didn’t appear bright: Deen quickly lost her show on the Food Network, along with millions in endorsement deals. Yet here she is, with new private equity backers, plans for a restaurant, and a just-announced live cooking tour. Tickets go on sale on May 1.

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