Despite being kicked off the Food Network, Deen will be coming to Houston for the "MetroCooking." The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining show issued a statement about Deen:
“Paula Deen has been a friend of The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show for many years. She has apologized and we are taking her apology at her word and moving forward accordingly. The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show does not condone or believe in the use of derogatory slurs by anyone. We abhor the words of hostility and hatred. This is a nation of forgiveness and second chances. In that spirit we intend to go forward with the MetroCooking Shows in Houston, Dallas and Washington, DC as planned with Paula as a presenter. At this time we have no plans to do otherwise.”
Deen did the show in Houston before with the Food Network, so this time it will be different, but she's still a cook and there's no one like her, so the show has to go on.
The show slated for Houston is Sept. 14-15 in Houston's Reliant Center.
Deen will be on Today Wednesday.