Paula Deen Ventures announced today that the Queen of Southern Cuisine, Paula Deen, has launched her first free mobile game, Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest, on the iOS platform.

Players embark on a match-3 cooking adventure where they will learn how to make Paula’s favorite dishes while enjoying hours of entertaining gameplay that is both informative and rewarding for players of all ages.

“I am a gamer at heart and never leave my home without my iPad. Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest is an incredible and one-of-a-kind game that will allow y’all to cook up a storm with me while solving exciting puzzles. Plus, it’s free!” Paula, 68, said.

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Featuring 40 levels of puzzles, players will mix and match ingredients to Paula’s popular Southern dishes and collect downloadable recipe cards as they complete each level. Players can connect with friends and compete to have their scores highlighted on Paula’s leaderboard. Recipes and puzzles will be added to the app each week, providing players with new challenges and more scrumptious fun.

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Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest takes gamers through Paula’s illustrious culinary career. Players will start as an amateur chef in a home kitchen while learning the basics of cooking. As they progress to higher levels, players will make their way up to cooking at Paula’s restaurant, The Lady & Sons, and to eventually owning their own virtual restaurant.

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Paula cooking on ‘The Today Show’ in June 2013.

All gamers will have the opportunity to win real prizes such as the chance to cook alongside Paula on the Paula Deen Network. Other prizes include discounts at Paula Deen’s General Store and subscriptions to the Paula Deen Network.

Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest is available for free download today via the Apple app store for iOS and Android on March 16, 2015.