The celebrity chef is partnering with Compass Media Networks on both a daily radio show and a weekly podcast about — what else? — cooking.
“I had my first day in the studio not long ago, and we had so much fun! I cannot wait to bring my vignettes and podcast to listeners around America,” Deen, 68, said, “I have a ton of fun tips up my sleeve to make their life a little easier.”
Her new podcasts will debut May 1 and will be targeted toward country and news-talk stations. The daily “Get Cooking with Paula Deen” will feature a 1-minute tip to help listeners “in both kitchen and life,” Deen said in a statement. Her live 30-minute weekly show “What’s Cooking with Paula Deen” will also include her creative director Brandon Branch.
This announcement comes just a few months after the launch of Deen’s The Paula Deen Network, her subscription-based online channel , a strategic move after the chef’s relationship with the Food Network ended.
In 2013, Deen’s fallout was the result of a lawsuit that claimed she used racial slurs in the kitchen on her Savannah, Georgia restaurant, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House.