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Apr 22, 2014 04:42 PM

Rachael Ray is going to teach us how to tip

A new show from the food network. As described at

Rachael Ray is getting a new show on the network called The Big Tip, which follows Ray as she travels to various towns and tips "deserving waiters and waitresses." (Perhaps this is Ray's attempt to change her reputation as an awful tipper.)

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  1. What was that show she had where she would eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner for under a set amount of cash ? I always remember her tipping like 80 cents. Nothing to learn from her.

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    1. re: emglow101

      It was $40/day. Yes the tips were bad but her apologists said staff were tipped off camera for their inconvenience. So I guess it really wasn't $40/ day.

      1. re: emglow101

        Tips were bad when she left one at all.

      2. Yikes, another show featuring Ray-Ray. :( Well, she'll rake in more cash and I guess that's the point for her and the network.

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        1. re: breadchick

          I think she's been much less visible the last couple of years, it's the Chopped Guy Wars network now.

          Frankly she bugs me less than she used to, at least she actually cooked stuff on 30 Minute Meals.

          1. re: coney with everything

            I'm a bit surprised she bothers with FN at all these days, especially with something as involved as a travel show. But I hear she does like to keep busy, and FN is as much a part of Rachel's brand as Rachel is FN's.

            Cat Cora said a few weeks back that FN featured one chef at a time. There were the Emeril years, the Rachel years, arguably an Alton and a Guy period. It's Flay's time now.

        2. This from the woman who declared that 7% was more than enough for a tip in a restaurant? Really?

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            1. re: monkeyrotica

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            2. She is a joke, food network is a joke. Does anyone still watch that shit?
              If you really care about food go watch Mind of a Chef. 99% of food tv is just bringing food down to the lowest common denominator, it's trash. Simply some half baked crap to put between the commercials to keep you tuned in. None of that sounds very "chowish," as you folks might say.