More than likely she will continue working her restaurants. She seems like she would save her money, so I'm sure she will be set for a while. The food network probably planned on replacing her with someone younger anyways, so they used this opportunity.
This is a puzzler. It's not like she did something anyone wants to defend. I don't anyway. I do think of so may other people who regularly say the most misogynistic, racist, anti Semitic, sexist, etc., crap on TV, in music, in Congressional hearings and the like, that I can't help but feel that she is being made an example of. I just feel like they picked the wrong "poster child". This just doesn't pass the smell test. Is there more than meets the eye here? I don't know.
Im sure she has plenty of money. She puts out cookbooks too. If shes smart shell stay quiet and let this mess pass, let the idiot media get their teeth into something else, then she'll publish again and perhaps find another network to run her show. Given a few months the Food Network might even take her back. Show biz i fickle that way. They dump her now because its the politically correct thing to do right now but Deen has many supporters and is a money maker. I a few months she should get on talk shows maybe, guest spot with people like Rachel Ray, keep her nose clean and slowly make her come back if she wants.Or just retire. Im sure she can afford it.