It’s 11 a.m. on a Sunday, and the line is out the door at Beth’s Cafe. Seemingly every table is blanketed with hash browns, toast and mountains of eggs, from scrambles to the famous 12-egg omelets served on pizza pans that draw in tourists and hangover survivors alike. The Green Lake diner is celebrating its…More
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Do we have a new contender for the region’s best cupcakes? A little-known — for now — Olympia-based business named Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes will be featured on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars TV show on Saturday, Oct. 12. Owner Rachel Young and her mom, Victoria Cunningham, will be competing for the…More
It had to happen:
“NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Deen lost another key business partner Monday: Butter said it is no longer working with her. The announcement came days after the Food Network said it would not renew the celebrity cook’s contract in the wake of revelations that she used racial slurs in the past..”
It is, needless to say, a spoof article, one of the funnier ones to come out of the passionate debate over Deen’s recent remarks in a legal deposition. Writer Cheryl Reid-Simons continued on her Facebook page:
“In a terse comment, Butter acknowledged its long association with Deen but said it would be cutting all ties with her and her brand. “Butter has a long and proud tradition of contributing to obesity and coronary disease in people of all races and ethnic backgrounds,” the dairy spread said. “At this point it seems clear that Ms. Deen is better suited to a relationship with margarine,” Butter said.
Lard, Salt and Sugar also issued statements Monday, indicating that they were “carefully evaluating” their relationship with Deen. “We will be monitoring the situation and the litigation carefully,” a spokesperson for Lard said.”
Whether it’s serious analysis or careful corporate comments or comic relief, it’s been almost impossible to avoid talk about Deen’s remarks since they blew up the Internet (including Twitter) last week. Want to continue avoiding them? Click away now! For others, here’s a summary of the debates and updates:More