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Paula Deen Is Back

The celebrity cook made her first public appearance in Houston.

Posted on September 15, 2013, at 1:45 p.m. ET

Paula Deen made her first public appearance since controversy over racially insensitive comments led to her being dropped by sponsors June.

She appeared at the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Houston Saturday.

The crowd of 1,500 paid up to $400 for tickets to the event.

"I've said all along, the place that I would want to make my first step back out was Texas," she told the crowd.

15 hundred up to $400

15 hundred up to $400

Here's video of Deen:

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