Jamie Deen (above, left, in June with mom Paula Deen and brother Bobby) stopped by “Today” this week to promote his new cookbook and also give an update on how his mom is doing in the wake of her racism scandal.
“It’s tough. You’re in this business, people are going to take potshots at you. You accept that with the opportunities that it allows you,” says Jamie. “But personal attacks on your mom is never an easy thing. We know who mom is, and people that know us and love us know, so you’ve just got to roll with the punches. I mean, what are you going to do?”
“She’s doing really fantastic,” Deen continues. “We’ve gotten tremendous love and support, and of course we would just do anything for mom. It’s been an interesting summer for us, but we’ve been through challenges as a familiy before, and we’re going to be fine.”
Paula was most recently seen a Metro Cooking and Entertainment Show in Houston, where she broke down in tears at the warm reception she received.
Jamie’s new cookbook is titled “Jamie Deen’s Good Food,” which hit bookstores earlier this month. It features chapters like “From the Ground Up,” “By Land,” “By Sea,” “Oodles of Noodles” and “Pick a Side.” His “Home for Dinner” show currently airs on the Food Network.