Lots of people still love them some Paula Deen recipes.
Ballantine Books does not seem to care, however.
The chef's rough month just got worse with the loss of a lucrative publishing deal, despite the fact that her latest cookbook has soared to #1 on Amazon.
Ballantine announced it would not publish her upcoming effort, announcing that it also made the "difficult decision to cancel" her current best-seller.
The division of Random House also announced it is nixing a five-book deal it signed with Deen last year, believed to be worth millions of dollars.