Chef Jonathan Waxman Actually Loves Paula Deen; Blue Bell Hits Stores Today

August 31, 2015

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— Who knew New York City-based chef Jonathan Waxman (Jams, Barbuto) was a Paula Deen apologist? At a recent event, he told the New York Daily News: “I love Paula Deen! She’s a misunderstood person. She was brought up the way she was brought up, and she just can’t edit herself. But she really is a nice and brave person who has been through a lot. People should forgive her now.” We’re not so sure about that.

— Noma alum Rosio Sanchez is inviting a guest chef…