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Oct 24, 2006 06:37 PM

Rachael Ray article in NYT

There was an interesting article about her in the Business section of the Times yesterday (Oct. 23),kind of touting her as the next Oprah/Martha Stewart self-promoting whiz. Judging from her quoted statements, she manages to shrug off criticisms that she's ditzy and not a "real chef." She seems to be giggling all the way to the bank.

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  1. I'm still confused about what Rachael Ray and good food have in common.

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    1. re: livetotravel

      The same thing Oprah and literary critique have in common. Both however are easily consumable by the general public.

    2. I've caught her new show a few times...I'm not sure I enjoy RR on thee topic of fashion, housecleaning, girlie stuff...stick to food...and hire a few sidekicks to talk about the other your voice...

      1. Well, be it for me to pour more gasoline on the always popular/infamous topic of Ms. RR herself, but she is slated to open her own burger joint in NYC!

        1. Oh god. When will she go away???

          She's coming up on Iron Chef too?? I wonder how they'll like her chicken cacciatore lasagne sammies??


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          1. re: Davwud

            She'll be slaughtered on Iron Chef. I can't wait.

            1. re: Atomica

              Nah-- they give her a real chef to help her out.

          2. When she first started 30 minute meals my wife tried to make one of her meals. Well literally $35 in ingredients and 1 hour later we had a mediocre meal. My wife is a pretty good cook so attribute that to the recipe not the cook.

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            1. re: Rick

              How we lament the dumbing down of America.

              The real problem? Mass marketing for dummies, for the multitudes of people who want to be "entertained" by like-minded individuals with similar senses of humour.

              It's her laugh that gets to me the most!