Her cooking and her recipes reflect back on a iconic part of American culture which is directly attributed to the development of " Soul Food".
There are plenty of douchebags with cooking shows cooking Foie Gras and Tirimisu and having someone who cooked Fried Chicken or who made BlackBerry Cobbler like IT'S SUPPOSE TO BE MADE was a nice change from all of the pretentious BS.
American Southern Cooking represents some of the best tasting food in the world with roots that span generations.
It was the appeal all along.
Portion is controlled by the diner, not the cook.