So it's no surprise that her cookbook tops the list of worst of the year in terms of health in a report by the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine.
The group, that promotes healthy foods and eating, said Deen's and other unhealthy cookbooks encourage Americans to fill up on high-fat, meat-heavy meals.
Jamie Oliver, the chef known for his aggressive campaign to make school lunches healthier, is also listed as one of the worst offenders.
Here is a list of them all.
|The Five Worst Cookbooks of 2011|
|Jamie Oliver’s Meals in Minutes||One serving of the Meatball Sandwich contains more fat than a Big Mac and more than double the calories, cholesterol, sodium, and saturated fat.|
|Guy Fieri Food||Jambalaya Sandwich contains bacon, smoked sausage, and Andouille sausage; such processed meats raise colon cancer risk.|
|Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible||One serving of Hot Buffalo Wings (three wings) contains 910 calories and 85 grams of fat; meat-heavy diets raise obesity risk.|
|The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook||More than 50 pages of recipes featuring grilled meat, which increases cancer risk.|
|The Neelys’ Celebration Cookbook||Bourbon Bread Pudding is saturated with butter, half-and-half, and whole milk; high-fat diets increase heart-disease risk.|