Last year, in what became known on the Interwebs as "the flying ham incident," a video emerged of Food Network superstar Paula Deen getting hit square in the face with an airborne pig haunch.
So when the sassy southerner teamed up with Smithfield Foods and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union last week to deliver 150 thousand servings of protein to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Deen decided to take the high road - by doing the throwing herself.
See the full video of Paula hamming it up on iReport.
As a professional chef, Stitt prefers an upscale version - complete with Fontina grits and a polished presentation.
As a proud graduate of Granny Paul's kitchen, Miz Deen says when making shrimp and grits, one doesn't need to dress in your fancy pants with pinky extended: keep it humble and just like granny's.
I don't mean to brag or anything, but I totally have Paula Deen's used chewing gum sitting here on my desk. When the butter-chugging celeb chef stopped by CNN on Friday, she parked the sticky wad on an issue of her new magazine before going on camera. It wasn't until I went to flick what I thought was a kernel of popcorn into the trash that I realized I was in possession of this masticated marvel.
Nearby colleagues advised, "eBay!" (we sit near CNN Money, see), and I laughed off their suggestion until later that evening and into the next day, I saw people - reasonable, everyday, New Yorkers and Americans alike - pumping out greasy lucre to chow down quartered burgers and mini tacos while trying to catch a glimpse of Guy Fieri's frosted tips amidst the throng.
Paula Deen was in the building taping Saturday's episode of Your $$$$$ (1 p.m. ET), so we just followed the wafting scent of butter 'til we found her and captured her on our Flip Cam.
There's plenty more to come, including her plea of innocence on the charge of "butter crimes" and why Frank Stitt oughta "shut up" on the topic of shrimp 'n grits, but for now, here's her take on why the most "romantical" meal includes "bone sucking."