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Patti LaBelle’s New Cooking Show Is Fire: “I’m Gonna Cook My Face Off!”

“These are so good, honey, I could slap myself.”

When she’s not reading unruly concertgoers for filth, Miss Patti LaBelle loves to cook.

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“I’m not bragging, not patting myself on the back, but I cook, I think, better than I sing,” she told Rolling Stone. “I cook my face off, honey.”

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This weekend, she premiered Patti LaBelle’s Place on the Cooking Channel—for which we are eternally grateful. Along with some yummy recipes and sassy one-liners, we got pearls of LaBelle wisdom, like “If you have a lot of guests, you better make them [crab cakes] tiny, ‘cause everybody don’t deserve all that crab meat.”

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Whoopi Goldberg and Destiny’s Child Michelle Williams came by to take a whiff of her Over the Rainbow Mac and Cheese, as did Patti’s Dancing with the Stars partner, Artem Chigvintsev. Patti even sang a little DMX.

We’re a little nervous about those nails of hers, though—we don’t want to find a French manicured press-on in our parfait.

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But honestly we’d eat anything Patti LaBelle made for us—even if it had a nail, an eyelash and one of her veneers in it.

Catch a rebroadcast of Patti LaBelle’s Place on September 30 at 10pm on the Cooking Channel.

h/t: Gawker

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.