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Paula Deen book distribution deal with Hachette includes new title, 'Paula Deen Cuts the Fat'

Paula Deen attends an EVINE Live launch event

Paula Deen attends an EVINE Live launch event in New York on Feb. 13, 2015. Credit: AP / Andy Kropa

Paula Deen has found a new publishing home.

Hachette Book Group announced Monday that it had reached a distribution deal with the celebrity chef's Paula Deen Ventures. Hachette's plans include selling and distributing a new title, "Paula Deen Cuts the Fat," and reissuing such older works as "The Lady & Sons" and "A Savannah Country Cookbook." Todd McGarity, Hachette's vice president of client distribution services, said in a statement that Deen's "trademark warmth and culinary flair are as appealing as ever."

In 2013, Ballantine Books canceled a multibook deal with Deen after the deposition in a discrimination lawsuit filed by an ex-employee of Deen's revealed that she had admitted using racial slurs. Other companies also ended relations with her.

Deen launched Paula Deen Ventures in 2014.


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