BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Paula Deen, whose southern
charm is as irresistible as her fried chicken, is cooking up something new
for her fans to crave. Teaming up with Hoffman Media, the publisher of her
magazine, Paula is kicking off a national tour this summer. Paula Deen
Live, which will begin in early June and go through September, will be
visiting Shreveport, Charlotte, Nashville, Dallas, and Atlanta.
The concept for the tour stemmed from Paula Deen's hugely successful
Cooking Schools, which she began in 2004. When tickets went on sale for all
52 classes in 2006, they sold out in less than two weeks. "That's why we
partnered with Hoffman Media to offer Paula Deen Live," said Theresa
Luckey, Paula's executive assistant. "We are able to offer larger venues
with better price points so that anyone who is a fan of Paula's can come
and see her."
Each two hour show will feature Paula cooking up some of her down-home
favorites, sharing tips, and answering fans' questions. Paula hopes the
tour will encourage families to get back into the kitchen and around the
table, where she says her family shared some of their favorite memories.
"People need to get on back to the kitchen," said Paula. "I'm gonna
show you how we do it at my house. I'll tell you what I cook and share the
secrets to making it good. But the most important thing I want folks to
realize is that the memories are what matter. Families get to know each
other through cooking a meal together, and then sitting down and lickin'
their plates clean. Now that's comfort food."
Paula's magazine, cookbooks, and specialty products will be on sale at
the event, along with an assortment of tour branded items. Tickets for the
show range from $45 to $65 and can be purchased by calling your local
Ticketmaster office or logging on to www.ticketmaster.com. For dates and
more information about the tour, log on to www.cookingwithpauladeen.com.
Tickets on sale now.
SOURCE Hoffman Media