Are you a big fan of that Southern charm that Paula Deen exudes from every pore? If so, you might want to get your tickets to see the Food Network megastar at the Salem Civic Center on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
The “Queen of Southern Cuisine” will cook, share stories and — if I know anything about her — probably engage the audience, too. I interviewed Paula over the phone a couple of years ago, just before she came to the Hotel Roanoke for a Smithfield ham event. She munched on Sun Chips while we talked. Here’s the resulting Q&A.
When I met her in person at the Hotel Roanoke, she didn’t treat me like a small town reporter at all. Instead, she let me in with my puny little video camera after the professional videographers from local TV stations had finished their interviews. I found Paula and her husband, Michael, who often travels with her, to be very down-to-earth and friendly. Here’s the story about that visit.
Tickets are $53.75 $54.75, actually, and go on sale Friday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. Get them at the Salem Civic Center box office or www.ticketmaster.com.