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Paula Deen was born in born in Albany, Georgia. A homemaker and bank teller before entering professional cooking, she divorced her first husband in 1989 shortly after moving to Savannah and was left with only $200 and her two teenage sons.
Paula started a small catering company called The Bag Lady where she prepared fresh lunches to sell to downtown businesses and doctors' offices. Paula would oftentimes begin work morning to grill chicken for her popular chicken salad. Every Thursday night she cooked late to create her popular Friday barbecue special, Boston Butt. Her local specialties, such as chicken pot pies, barbecue sandwiches, lasagna and banana pudding, caught on with the Savannah business crowd and quickly became the talk of the town.
In 1990, Paula opened her own restaurant in the south side Savannah Best Western. Called The Lady and Sons, it served breakfast, lunch and dinner in a small space that could seat a maximum of 42 people. In 1995, Paula jumped on the opportunity to relocate to downtown Savannah, where The Lady and Sons has been ever since.
The Lady and Sons has gathered numerous accolades, including one from the food writer for USA Today as having the Most Memorable Meal of the Year for 1999.
Paula's business continues to flourish with a series of successful cookbooks: Paula Deen and Friends: Living It Up, Southern Style, The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook, The Lady and Sons Too and The Lady and Sons Just Desserts.
Paula brings a southern touch to Food Network with her show, Paula's Home Cooking. She also surprised the owner of a century-old home with a kitchen makeover in a style all her own on the 2005 Food Network special, All-Star Kitchen Makeover