Jovial Paula Deen draws supportive crowd at Florida wine and food festival

Paula Deen says she used her months out of the spotlight to spend more time with her family.

Story highlights

  • Paula Deen makes her fourth public appearance since controversy last year
  • Controversy came from a deposition in which Deen admitted using a racial epithet
  • She apologized several times, including Sunday at a wine and food festival
  • The crowd greeted her with a standing ovation
Celebrity chef Paula Deen drew a standing ovation from a crowd of several hundred peop