Now before you start worrying that Maxim has gone all progressive on you (Deen topped Eden Grinshpan, Aida Mollenkamp, Giada DeLaurentiis, and Padma Lakshmi), consider the description of the queen of Southern cuisine:
Anthony Bourdain may think she's the most dangerous person in America thanks to her calorie-packed cooking, but we find danger sexy. Just imagining the slippery, sloppy butter-sex we'd have with Paula makes us ... hungry for a bacon-wrapped, beer batter-fried stick of butter, weirdly.
This disturbing mental picture was posted alongside an actual picture of butter that is half unwrapped. Maxim may also have to
be given credit have points deducted for introducing the phrase "sloppy butter-sex" into the lexicon. Although, maybe, just maybe, there's some progress in all that innuendo. If we start judging female chefs' hotness on the dishes they make as opposed to the way they fill out a chef's coat, we might just be headed in the right direction.