Paula Deen's Ex-Chef Dora Charles Cooks The Southern Classics

This week’s video from the Southern Foodways Alliance — an organization dedicated to “documenting, studying, and exploring the diverse food cultures of the changing American South”— features Dora Charles, the chef behind many of the recipes used at Lady & Sons restaurant, Paula Deen’s Savannah, Georgia landmark, where she worked for over 20 years. Watch the video above, which we originally released on this channel last summer, to learn more about Charles’ cooking style, and her approach to time in the kitchen.

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50 Comments

  1. Robin Belgrave on November 30, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    I dont know Scott were you live. But I hope you are selling dinners pout of that trailer. Then get you a place. But mist of all just draw closer to the Lord. We are living in the last days. So glad that you look great considering all those years you gave to Paula. Shame on her for treating you like that. You can trust people.. Specially

  2. Stephanie Cruz on November 30, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Come on Paula the least you could have done is buy her a nice home!!!

  3. Sovereign Brand on November 30, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Obesity sucks for food.

  4. Cristina ___ on November 30, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    ❣❣❣🙏🏽 Hope You Are Doing Well. Please make a book with stores from you family along with a few recipes.

  5. Claudine B. Jimdar-Rowe 10 CV 2041 on November 30, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Chicken and waffles! Baked Macaroni & Cheese is usually southern. And don’t forget the southern red velvet cake. Pinto beans with Fatback. It really depends on the style. I should know. I lived in the south for a couple years. But it was in the white side. Fried squash was their thing.

  6. j meade on November 30, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Does Dora have a youtube channel??

  7. Margie Masih on November 30, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    I knew of a lady who gave her life to her job…she was a very good worker.i loved working with her..she had been there over twenty three years…this lady only made $6.00 an hour.the new hired ones were making $12.00…i got so upset I quit…this lady said Margie don’t say anything cause I need my job.how can people be like this and not have a guilty conscience.tjis is unfair

  8. Patricia Atam on November 30, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    I blend my chichen salad exactly like Ms Dora Charles mixes her tato salad glove and all.

  9. freakylocz14 on November 30, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    I hope Paula paid Dora well.

  10. Elezabeth Thomas on November 30, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Dora! Deviled eggs with pieces of bacon. You really use your soul in there.

  11. Mathis Bailey on November 30, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    God bless her heart.

  12. EATSBYTRISH on November 30, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    I loved cooking with my grandmothers and mom and being in the kitchen with them. I can remember my grandma clear as day, telling me "go put a scarf on your head !!

  13. Jill’s Comfort Zone on November 30, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    What an awesome video! I love me some Southern cooking. That’s what I was raised up on.

  14. mary zimmerman on November 30, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    I always read comments 1st..this comment section has way to much class for me🤦so sad to air dirty laundry..grow up people..lots of envy..gets you NOWHERE ‼️

  15. Conrad Smith on November 30, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    https://youtu.be/qDvoVsnoAMw

    Mr President Trump’s favourite dinner,
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  16. Sue Castillo on November 30, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    😘🙋♥️‼️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  17. LaVern Reid on November 30, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    🤎

  18. Sue Armstrong on November 30, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Wonder if she was blackmailing Paula Deen…..she could have opened her own restaurant….
    Just like Paula did. This woman needs to stop whining and blaming others for the life she feels she didn’t get. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor."

  19. na dazz on November 30, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    wonderful woman

  20. DoctaTofen on November 30, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Daula Peen

  21. JERMEAH on November 30, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Looks like Paula deen stole this ladies style of cooking

  22. Javard MIller on November 30, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Know your $WORTH$! No different then rapper getting taken for all their money!

  23. Butterflies&Fairies55 on November 30, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Her cooking is very wholesome, you can tell she loves what she does! I LOVE IT!!!!

  24. ted1091 on November 30, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    What a beautiful, gentle spirit

  25. Anel Mottley on November 30, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    I sure hope u keep giving us videos, u are so easy to watch, talent beyond , god bless u and wonderful family

  26. Travel Girl on November 30, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Such a shame that Oprah saddled up to Paula Deen’s house to talk to her instead of this woman. Oprah is such a shame to real American blacks.

  27. lovely me on November 30, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    She actually has a nice mobile home and clean

  28. Yakima Ellison on November 30, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    For all of you that know in your heart PD claimed dishes that didn’t belong to her… this lovely woman just wanted a job to create great food… This is why the descendants of slaves in America need their reparations! Mrs. Dora could have created her own brand if everything wasn’t stolen from her ancestors.

  29. Jim Charles on November 30, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    A lot of misinformation and ignorance being presented to some who haven’t a clue.

  30. James on November 30, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Misha Bear She started her own tea business. You should check her out at DoraCharles.com. Hopefully it will bring her a greater level of success.

  31. JK 7000 on November 30, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Such A sweet humble soul!! Beautiful woman!!!!

  32. Connie Bear King on November 30, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Put your foot in it…You are the bomb and rock on! God blessing you and your family

  33. Katy Arnold on November 30, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Mrs. Dora you need to start your own catering business.

  34. James on November 30, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Misha Bear She started her own tea business. You should check her out at DoraCharles.com. Hopefully it will bring her a greater level of success.

  35. Misha Bear on November 30, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    im waiting on her tv show and cookbooks, this lady needs her credit due

  36. Yolanda Lee on November 30, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    May god bless this kindly women Paula go to hell evil witch 🗣

  37. John Queue on November 30, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Great video

  38. eric l on November 30, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    why ‘need’ 2 sinks for the greens ??

  39. Penélope Lavender on November 30, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    What a beautiful person

  40. KING KARMA on November 30, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    "Dora Charles Puts Her Foot In It." Dora Charles needs to put her "FOOT" in Paula’s ASS! ✌🏾😂🤣💯💯

  41. lilly j on November 30, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    God bless you Aunte

  42. Linda Burchell on November 30, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Dora start your own utube channel.

  43. D Shep on November 30, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    You are of the best. I really enjoyed learning from your experience

  44. livelovelaugh on November 30, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    I would love to see her make some videos on here showing her cooking various recipes.

  45. Cooking With Ms Dot on November 30, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    I agree with her I used my hands I don’t used to processor I’m from the Mississippi Delta I love my Southern roots and foods

  46. John Queue on November 30, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    God bless this woman

  47. Mary Sutherland on November 30, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Please! She and we need her hosting her own cooking show!

  48. Jasmine Tripoli on November 30, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Yummy

  49. Laura LeMay Hailey on November 30, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    She didn’t HAVE to work for Paula Deen…don’t trash Deen to support Charles…she wanted to work there…she got boosted from it…she’s doing better today because of it!

  50. Vickie Copeland on November 30, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Start a YouTube channel. I will watch you!

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