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Paula Deen in Rose Parade doesn't please Jonathan Gold

The Rose Parade's choice of food author and TV host Paula Deen as grand marshal gives LA Weekly food critic Jonathan Gold indigestion. He comments in the Pasadena Star-News:

Pasadena's quintessential foodie, Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer Jonathan Gold of the LA Weekly is no fan.

"Paula Deen? That's absolutely horrifying," Gold said in an e-mail Tuesday. "Julia Child grew up on Pasadena Avenue, just a few blocks from the start of the parade, and practically everything Ms. Deen has done both exploits and despoils the culinary movement Child did so much to prod into being.

"As a food person and as a Pasadenan, I should be proud that the committee is honoring somebody in my profession," Gold said, "but the news makes me cringe.


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