Celebrity Chef Paula Deen, headliner of the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, stopped short of crying in front of a crowd that came out to see her at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas yesterday.
Her son, Bobby, introduced his mother who was warmly greeted by an audience of 1,000 people in the demonstration cooking area.
"Y'all are so good and so kind. I miss y'all, too. "I really hated being separated from y'all. It's good to be back,” said a teary-eyed Deen.
Deen has started a comeback tour and made Dallas her second stop after Houston.
After the cooking demonstration (she made a chicken pot pie), Deen signed autographs and posed for pictures with her fans.
Fans paid anywhere from $40 to $400 for tickets to see the celebrity chef.
The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show continues Sun., Sept. 22 with celebrity theater presentations, tasting and entertaining workshops, shopping, book signings, autographs and picture taking opportunities.
Celebrity Theater Presentations
11:30 a.m. Jason Roberts (The Chew)
12:30 p.m. Cupcake Cowgirls
1:00 p.m. Paula Deen and Bobby Deen
3:30 p.m. Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos (hosts of Extra Virgin, The Cooking Channel)
Workshops in two areas
11:30 a.m. Nancy Addison “The Healing Diet”
12:00 p.m. Brad Turner “Layers of Flavor: Making Food Mo’ Betta”
12:30 p.m. Evelyn Williams “Single Serving!”
1:00 p.m. Rocky Fino “Game Day Wings for the Co-Ed Crowd”
1:30 p.m. Darryl Harmon “Jerseylicious Flavors from the Garden State”
2:00 p.m. Brad Turner “Layers of Flavor: Making Food Mo’ Betta”
2:30 p.m. Shirley Riley “Homemade in a Box”
3:00 p.m. Joy Field “Branch Ranch Natural”
3:30 p.m. Todd Courtney “Getting DIRTY with the DIRT Man”
Book Signings & Autographs
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Bobby Deen
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Jason Roberts
If you missed Paula and Bobby yesterday, you can see them today at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (formerly the Dallas Convention Center) 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas, Texas 75202.
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