June 28th, 2013
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On the heels of news that Paula Deen's upcoming cookbook had become a best seller on Amazon.com, Deen's publisher - Ballantine Books - has announced it will not publish the book.

The book, titled "Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up," was set to release in October 2013.

Random House spokesperson Stuart Applebaum told CNN in a statement:

"After careful consideration, Ballantine Books has made the difficult decision to cancel the publication of ‘Paula Deen’s New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes All Lightened Up.'"

The announcement comes after Deen admitted to using a racial slur during a court deposition in May. Deen has already lost a number of her business deals, including Food Network, Smithfield Foods, Wal-Mart, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Home Depot, Target and drugmaker Novo Nordisk.

Previously:
Paula Deen and Southern food: Critics say credit is past due
Paula Deen's testimony transcript
Paula Deen issues video apology, is dropped by Food Network
Paula Deen – From the frying pan to the firestorm
Hugh Acheson: Southern food beyond the butter
The cook who picks cotton: reclaiming my roots
How far has Southern food traveled since segregation?

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  1. caroline

    WE LOVE YOU , PAULA DEEN...THIS HAS BEEN MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. I BELIEVE IN FORGIVNESS.

    February 24, 2014 at 5:28 am |
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