Paula H. Deen was born and raised in Albany, Georgia. She later moved to Savannah, where she and her two sons, Bobby and Jamie, started the Bag Lady catering company. The business took off and evolved into The Lady & Sons Restaurant, which is located in Savannah's historic district and specializes in Southern cooking. Paula is the host of Food Network's Paula's Home Cooking and is a regular guest on QVC, where her cookbooks are one of the newtowrk's biggest sellers.
Sherry Suib Cohen has written twenty-one books for major publishers and was a contributing editor at "McCall's", "Rosie", "New Woman", and "Lifetime" magazines. She regularly writes for periodicals, including "Parade", "Family Circle", "Redbook", "Reader's Digest", and "Ladies' Home Journal". Cohen is an award-winning member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and lives with her husband, Larry, in New York City. She makes a great soup.