On the right side of the issue with diabetes - The Packer

On the right side of the issue with diabetes

01/20/2012 09:55:00 AM
Chuck Robinson

She has been diagnosed with it for three years. She turned 65 on Jan. 19.

“I told you so” rings hollow. Her career, TV shows and cookbooks are dedicated to butter-enriched, high-fat indulgences, so we have long expected diabetes to come into her life. 

Leave it to bad boy TV chef Anthony Bourdain to say what many have thought. He notes that she has known about the diabetes for a long time and has had to figure out how to position herself. 

“When your signature dish is hamburger in between a doughnut, and you’ve been cheerfully selling this stuff knowing all along that you’ve got Type 2 diabetes — It’s in bad taste if nothing else,” Bourdain said on Eater.com.

That dish is the Lady’s Brunch Burger — a half-pound beef patty topped with bacon and egg fried in butter served between two glazed donuts.

I am with Bourdain on not liking the food produced from her recipes. I have gagged a couple of bites down at family functions, and one time stowed the rest of the plateful behind the Christmas tree when I thought no one was looking. 

My advice is to avoid the Better Than Sex cake. It is not. 

How can anyone think that is Southern cooking? I prefer collard greens.

The Butter Queen and her two sons have become shills for drug company Novo Nordisk, which manufactures a diabetes drug. That has gotten Bourdain’s snarky goat. 

He tweeted a comment that has been widely passed around in the Internet: “Thinking of getting into the leg-breaking business, so I can profitably sell crutches later.” 

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Georgia  |  January, 23, 2012 at 06:15 PM

Mr Robinson, I don't know you or your writings. I hope you will correct me where and if I misspeak. If you were so sure of the misguided cooking of Mrs Dean I hope you wrote about it before today. I find if you didn't you are calling the kettle black. I am also going to refer to another article that appeared today in this same publication about is "is the this the golden age now or past for produce". There has been many today trying to point to the abuses of corporate organizations to push Gmo and many other elements in Agriculture for the maximum of profit at the cost of the public's health. It seem that this movement is or are generally refereed to as the foodies or organic people. I feel as if your article is just as trying to push your empire for the sake of your pocket book. This reminds me of last night when ESPN and many other top notch media announcing Joe of Penn State dead hours before he was. Are you only willing to talk about the difficult subjects when its popular?I have put my money where my mouth is and have been farming Organically . I can tell you its beat my brains out trying to do the right thing. I've tried to be active before the tidal wave .

Preston. Idaho  |  March, 26, 2012 at 03:44 AM

Get more information out on the foods that are best for people like me. As a dibetic I need to eat right to keep the pounds off.

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