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Mar 16, 2007 11:38 AM

Dunkin Donuts signs Rachael Ray

"We believe there is tremendous synergy between Dunkin' Donuts and Rachael Ray"

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  1. Thoroughly agree with their sentiments.

    Although I have to give Rachael Ray credit for, some time ago, providing a recipe to some newspaper in Spokane that wrote an article on flatiron steaks. It was a great piece that I stumbled across via an Internet search, and her recipe was the best of the lot. Dubious, I prepared a green sauce with anchovies, peppers, and garlic, then had it with the steaks, pan-seared, without significant departures from her suggested quantities. It was quite tasty. I doubt she would do this on her show (no anchovy sponsors -- that would be New Scandinavian) but credit where credit is due, I thought the Vietnamese were the only folks who combined anchovies and seared beef. Not sure why I didn't think of it before, it's not like I've never had bo bay mon, but she was the spark this time.

    Back to the hating, though -- I doubt I would have made the dish if her voice were part of the package. I literally cannot stand that Lawn Guyland drawl. It just kills me. Bourdain sounds similar, yet I can stomach his affect. I do not know why this is.

    She is certainly making the most of her 15 minutes, more power to her.

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    1. re: ttriche

      Oh lord. That has GOT to be the longest frigging 15 minutes in my life. This is like spending an afternoon in Newark airport.

      1. re: Phaedrus

        LMAO that is the perfect analogy! I hate Newark airport. Time always seems to go slower there!

      2. re: ttriche

        not even close to a lawn gisland (correct spelling) accent, more like a pasadena accent. i don't think the old girl has been east of the hudson in all her life. laugh all the way to the bank rachael...

        1. re: byrd

          She's born and raised in New York State. Her show is filmed in NYC.

          1. re: mojoeater

            rachael was not born in nys, she did grow up in lake george, trust me on this , (for better or worse) she does not have a lawn gisland accent.

            1. re: byrd

              No, her accent is not Long Island. And she was born in Great Falls, NY on August 25, 1968.

              1. re: byrd

                Yup (re RR growing up in Lake George). My friend's mother taught her in high school and was impressed by her even then.

          2. re: ttriche

            ttriche, do you not remember the Two Fat Ladies? They used anchovies - whole, cut-up or melted - in just about everything! :-)

            1. re: FlavoursGal

              Sniff, you had to bring them up. I miss that show.

              1. re: Phaedrus

                Me too :( Loved those fat ladies!

            2. re: ttriche

              Don't be so jealous. She is a hard worker, and was very lucky.

              Long Island is a wonderful place. Don't knock us!

            3. Dare I say this??? They liked her because she's been a good DD customer? Sorry...just couldn't help it. :-)

              1. Look for the RR Yummo Special donut, filled with EVOO, coming to a DD near you soon.

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                  1. re: ML8000

                    funny stuff, BUT, if they came up with an EVOO donut in the vain of lemon olive oil cake I'd be there.

                  2. Just once I'd like to see Rachel say the meal was lousy and put a disgusting look on her face.
                    Everything is too goody-two-shoes with her.
                    All the meals she eats can'tbe that yummy!

                    1. This match seems about right to me, they are both omnipresent and annoying.