Wake Up Call

5 Best Wake Up Calls of 2013

Every weekday, Chow Bella brings you food stories from around the world in the form of its Wake Up Call column.

Sometimes the stories are about national food trends bound for Phoenix, other times they're just plain fun, and still other times they're stories of food scene mavens caught up in scandal.

Here's a look back at the best Wake Up Calls of 2013.

The Racist Paula Deen Deposition Transcript -- And the Backlash It Caused on Twitter

In 2013, Southern chef and butter queen Paula Deen gave a videotaped deposition to a lawyer representing a former manager of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House. The former employee, Lisa Jackson, is suing Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, who own the restaurant for alleged sexual harassment, racism, and sexism.

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