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Paula Deen is ready to feed her hungriest fans yet again.

The "Queen of Southern Cuisine" is gearing up for her latest restaurant project and it may just make some empty stomachs very happy.

E! News can reveal Paula Deen's Family Kitchen is set to open for both breakfast, lunch and dinner beginning April 27 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

"I am so excited to serve the food family style—in big bowls to the table. Everyone will share like they are at their grandmother's table," Deen told E! News exclusively. "Everything is so fresh. I want to take people back to the time when their feet were under their grandmother's table. I want them to relive those memories and create new ones."

Paula Deen

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Whether it's Deen's beloved fried chicken and biscuits to traditional favorites like fried okra, corn and sweet potatoes, guests will get a true taste of Southern cooking from a chef who has worked hard to make a comeback.

In 2013, Deen's career was tarnished after she admitted to using the N-word during a taped deposition. Although the racial discrimination lawsuit was dropped, Food Network and other sponsors severed ties with the star.

Through the support of loyal fans and family members including Bobby Deen and Jamie Deen, the famous chef has been able to gradually bounce back.

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In addition to a digital network, the 68-year-old is hard at work on a new radio show as well as a mobile game.

But what may bring the chef more joy than anything else is cooking for friends and strangers alike. After all, somebody has to enjoy the sweet taste of butter.

"I want them to feel very satisfied!" Deen shared with E! News. "Dining at the restaurant is going to be an unforgettable experience. I want to fill their souls as well as bellies." 

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