Mrs. Obama Loves Fried Food? Top Stories Oct 11, 2011 First Lady Michelle Obama may be preaching the gospel of healthy eating, but she also has an affinity for fried foods, according to Paula Deen, the queen of Southern cuisine. Deen told the Washington Examiner that the First Lady loved her fried shrimp. “I just loved being with her,” Deen said. “She probably ate more than any other guest I’ve ever had on the show – she kept eating even during the commercials. Read the entire story at the Washington Examiner.