Southern Fried Road Trip

Southern Fried Road Trip

About the Hosts

Bobby Deen

Bobby Deen After growing up in a traditional Southern kitchen, self-proclaimed "Georgia Boy" Bobby Deen went to work with his brother, Jamie, in their mother Paula's kitchen at age 18. Bobby, along with Jamie and their mom, founded a small Savannah catering business known for delivering "lunch and love in a bag," which grew into one of Savannah's most-loved restaurants, The Lady & Sons.

With The Lady & Sons firmly established, Bobby and Jamie began appearing to rave reviews on their mother's cooking shows on the Food Network, and soon launched their own show on the network, Road Tasted, which followed Bobby and Jamie as they explored America in search of love- and warmth-infused cooking. Both Bobby and Jamie Deen began to draw a new, younger audience into the growing number of Deen family fans in America.

In early 2013, Bobby published his first solo book, a No. 1 New York Times Best Seller, From Mama's Table to Mine. He has also published four books with Jamie: The Deen Bros. Cookbook — Recipes From the Road, released in 2007; Y'all Come Eat in 2008; Take It Easy in 2009; and Get Fired Up in 2011. They've expanded their efforts with a line of spices, barbecue sauces and T-shirts, all sold at the Paula Deen Store and at PaulaDeen.com.

Bobby can also be found hosting Holiday Baking Championship and Spring Baking Championship, both on Food Network.

Jamie Deen

Jamie Deen Jamie Deen is an entrepreneur, businessman, author and son of American cooking and lifestyle icon Paula Deen.

Jamie has been an integral part of the now-legendary small business The Bag Lady, the sandwich delivery service that launched Paula Deen’s business. Working with his mom and younger brother Bobby, Jamie delivered the “lunch-and-love-in-a-bag,” kick-starting his mother’s professional cooking career in Savannah, Ga.

The Deen family took The Bag Lady concept — great food, great value and a whole lot of love — and expanded it into one of America’s most successful restaurant launches, the 1989 opening of The Lady & Sons in Savannah. Jamie’s careful attention to the business side enabled his mom to craft recipes that helped garner The Lady & Sons its national exposure.

Soon after, Jamie and Bobby began making regular appearances on their mom’s cooking shows on the Food Network, and later launched their own show on the network, Road Tasted, which followed the Deen brothers as they explored America in search of more examples of love- and warmth-infused cooking.

Jamie and his brother Bobby are also accomplished authors, and have published four books: The Deen Bros. Cookbook Recipes from the Road (2007), Y’all Come Eat (2008), Take It Easy (2009) and Get Fired Up (2011). They’ve also expanded their efforts with a line of spices, barbecue sauces and T-shirts, all sold at the Paula Deen Store and at PaulaDeen.com.

Today, Jamie lives with his wife, Brooke, and their two children in Savannah. Jamie serves on the boards of the Bethesda Home for Boys and the Coastal America’s Second Harvest, and is a sought-after speaker at small-business conferences, schools and community outreach programs.