Bobby Deen might have the only mother on the planet who thinks that his versions of her recipes are better than hers.
And he’s the first one to admit that she has much thicker skin. In fact, I wear the stuff,” he admits, when asked about how he’s weathered the criticism of his mother Paula Deen’s controversial diabetes revelation and subsequent drug endorsement deal last winter.
In what’s been a tumultuous year for America’s first family of food, the second season of “Not My Mama’s Meals” begins next Wednesday night at 9 on the Cooking Channel.
Bobby’s own health was actually the impetus for the show’s premise: “Son Bobby takes megastar mom Paula Deen’s calorie-laden Southern recipes and makes them healthier.” Concerned that his grandfather (Paula’s dad) had died of a heart condition in his early 40s, Bobby, 42, has also hit the gym.