10 Game Changing Female Chefs
Jacky Hayward | Chef's Blade
But it wasn’t always accolades and deep fried Twinkies for Paula Deen. Both her parents died before she was 19. To make matters worse, her early marriage ended in divorce and left her with a severe case of agoraphobia. Throughout that difficult time, however, she remained a proficient Southern cook, which eventually lead her to a great career and the celebrity status she enjoys today.