Paula Deen is going vegan — for one episode anyway. Deen announced she’ll be starring in Positively Paula, a new cooking show that will showcase Deen’s strengths as a chef and a return to her roots. That means fried chicken, y’all, in Episode 1 — and lots of other comfort food along the way (one episode is called Boils, Bakes and Stews). But to keep things spiced up Deen is also boldly going where many of her fellow Southern chefs rarely travel. Yup, one episode is called Paula Goes Vegan. (Episode 5 — there are 26 episodes slated.)
Deen will also honor master TV chef Julia Child, dressing up some chicken — sorry, coq — as in making some coq au vin instead of coq au gravy. The former Food Network star Deen will have her new show syndicated through local stations. Here’s a complete list of where to watch.