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Paula Deen named Maxim's 'Hottest Female Chef'

Paula Deen appears in a 2010 promotional photo posted on the Food Network's website. (Food Network)

October 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Paula Deen has an alluring new title. She was crowned Maxim magazine's "Hottest Female Chef."

The men's magazine said that while some find Deen's high-calorie foods to be unhealthy, they find her dishes to be a bit of a turn-on.

Maxim said thinking about Deen makes its staff "hungry for a bacon-wrapped beer-batter fried stick of butter, weirdly."

To honor Deen's liberal use of it, Maxim chose a picture of a stick of butter in place of a photo of the southern chef.