Paula Deen uses russet potatoes in her soup recipes. She also uses russet potatoes in her recipe for "Deluxe Twice Baked Potatoes with Shrimp." Paula Deen's recipes are available on the Food Network website at FoodNetwork.com.
Paula Deen is best known for her southern cooking shows on Food Network. She began her cooking career with a home-based catering business called The Bag Lady, and in 1996, she opened her first restaurant, The Lady and Sons, in downtown Savannah. Her first television show, "Paula's Home Cooking," aired on the Food Network in 2002, and she launched her magazine, "Cooking with Paula Deen," in 2005. The Food Network did not renew Paula Deen's contract due to controversy over a racial term that Paula used during a deposition in 2013. She was also dropped by her publisher, Ballentine Books, for the same controversy.