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Ch'ers. Wow. I am AMAZED that in this week with all of this vitriol toward moma Dean (the confession, the drug contract, the cheeseburger photo, etc.) NO ONE has taken the time to post about the clear direction the Dean clan is taking...
Not My Moma's Meals...
I have seen two episodes so far. I almost never catch PD's show (not my style, not my calorie level, etc. all hashed ad nauseum on this site), but watched this particularly due to all the flap.
I will say, he is a bit wooden in front of the camera, and meh, the food seems like it could really use some salt, seasonings, etc. but I admire the effort. Baked not fried pies. Greek yogurt in place of mayo to re-hab a pimenteo cheese sandwich...
The MOST interesting part, to me, is that his mom shows up in cameo at the begining/end, and the second show I saw - in person, and Paula seems very natural, and VERY skeptical of the taste changes he is making, then, she is at least on camera, won over at the changes in the recipe profiles.
I know this is SO timed to arrive on camera deep in the midst of all this contraversy, but should'nt we all here ADRESS this attempt at redemption and change on her family's part?
Perhaps she is really trying to turn the tiller of a very large boat, and it takes some time? Maybe, like many, she is so entrenched in 'the world she created' that it has been hard for her to imagine/ re-imagine all those recipes with saturated fat and sugar or stop eating them - oh, pushing them too?
Not sayin' that she is any kind of saint ( in fact, a very, very savvy marketing person with that titanic of endorsements at her stern), but seems to me that this show and what it says - or doesn't - should be a topic maybe of more value than that TMZ cheeseburger photo.