25 Years of Food Follies: 1987-2012

We're looking back at oddball food trends and nutritional nonsense. By: Jenny Everett

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Paula Deen keeps, defends her Queen of Butter title
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2006, 2011, 2012 | Paula Deen keeps, defends her Queen of Butter title

Deen, one of the last quarter-century's true champions of high-fat foods, causes a minor web ruckus in 2006, when she drinks butter—or, as we judge it upon reviewing the tape, pretends to—from a bowl on one of her TV shows. She tops this in 2011 when she licks butter off the abs of Food Network muscle man/chef Robert Irvine, and then rides him like a horse. Early in 2012, she makes headlines after announcing that she has been suffering from type 2 diabetes for some time—and simultaneously announcing a diabetes drug--endorsement deal.

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