Celebrity Chef Paula Deen will sign copies of her new cookbook in Waco on Saturday, April 8.
The book, titled Favorite Recipes of the Lady & Her Friends, includes more than 390 recipes -- 150 of which have never appeared in her other cookbooks. She originally self-published a mere 5,000 copies of the book in 1997. The copies were sold at Deen's Georgia restaurant. But, the book was never available in bookstores. In fact, one copy on Amazon is on sale for $999, a publicist said.
The 240 page cookbook will be on sale at Barnes & Noble beginning Tuesday. It will be $24.95 in store, but you can pre-order online Monday for $17.30. It was unclear if the book would be shipped in time for the signing, for those who ordered online.
Deen will sign copies at the Waco Barnes & Noble located at 4909 W. Waco Dr. from 7-9 p.m.
She will also visit Fort Hood's Clear Creek Exchange Friday, April 7 to sign books on post from 4-6 p.m.