Rachael Domenica Ray (born August 25, 1968 in Glens Falls, NY is a television personality and an American author. It presents the TV program Rachael Ray, talk show, and two Food Network series, 30 Minute Meals and Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels. Ray also wrote a series of cookbooks based on the concept of a minute of 30 Minute Meals, and launched a magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, in 2006.
Parents of Ray's mother came from Sicily and his father's parents are Cajuns from Louisiana. She was born in Glens Falls, New York, and grew up in Lake George (NY), with his brother, Emmanuel (Manny) and his sister, Maria. His family owns four restaurants in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, called The Carvery, and his mother dirge restaurants outside the city of New York. On September 24, 2005 in Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy, Ray married John Cusimano, a lawyer and lead singer of rock band The Cringe. She owns homes in Lake Luzerne, Warren County (NY), and Greenwich Village in Manhattan.
His first job was as a sales clerk at Macy's in New York, where she eventually headed the department of fresh foods. She later helped open a market in New York. Moving back out of the city of New York, Ray led the Mister Brown's Pub at The Sagamore, a famous hotel in Lake George. From there she became a buyer at Cowan & Lobel, a gourmet market in Albany. According to her, the fact of meeting people who were hesitant to cook that inspired the concept of 30 Minute Meals. She began giving cooking classes in which she shows people how to make meals in thirty minutes or less. With the success of 30 Minute Meals, WRGB asked her to appear in a weekly segment on their newscasts. This, with its passages in public radio and publishing his first book, has led to the Today show and his first contract with Food Network in 2001.
Ray presents simple recipes that she says achievable in 30 minutes or less, although critics say they are 30 minutes is not enough time for meals that can be achieved.
Ray asserts its influence in revenue from its Sicilian maternal grandfather, Emmanuel Scuderi and his Canadian origin. She uses ingredients such as herbs, garlic and chicken broth to enhance the flavor of his dishes. She thinks that measure the ingredients in the kitchen away from the side and creativity "hands dirty" and thus prefer approximations such as "half a handful" ("half a palmful." To the critics of his techniques Quick, Ray responds, "I have no formal training. I have no qualification for the jobs I had." She also recognizes that she can not cook in the oven (because must measure the ingredients), it can not make coffee, and is known to burn the bread with the grill.
In his television programs, she has invented lemmas such as "EVOO" (short for extra-virgin olive oil: olive oil extra virgin), "yum-o", "so delish", "GB" (Garbage Bowl Garbage Bowl), "Oh my gravy!", "Entréetizer" (entry-sized appetizer), "stoup" (a mix between soup and stew) and "How good is that?" in 2007, Oxford American College Dictionary announced the addition of "EVOO" Ray has helped popularize.
The board comprises 30 Minute Meals Chambers stove model 61C 50's yellow, known for its top opening, with a well-insulated oven.
On November 12, 2006, Ray and Mario Batali's team beat Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis on an episode of Iron Chef America during which cranberries were the secret ingredient. On March 18, 2007, Food Network began the second season episode Chefography with Rachael Ray, in which she stated that "the worst day of his life" was Iron Chef America, recognizing that she was nervous several weeks before the event.
In 2005, Ray signed a deal with Oprah Winfrey and King World Productions to present a televised debate. The premiere of this show, called Rachael Ray, took place September 18, 2006. Recurring appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show were used to maintain the launch. The show runs in New York. In coordination with the syndication announcement, Ray said, "People know me for my love of food, drank I Have So Much More I want to share." "People know me for my love for cooking, but I really I want to share."
Ray has appeared in several program, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Larry King Live.
For the thirty-eighth season of Sesame Street, Ray appeared in an episode to present "pumpernickel" as the word of the day.
On January 12, 2008, the television series Rachael's Vacation was broadcast premiere on Food Network. The show is a travelogue filmed in various European countries. In 2008 Ray became the producer a Latin cooking show on Food Network called Viva Daisy!. The star of this show was Daisy Martinez.
In 2003, she posed for FHM magazine. One author of The New York Times wrote, "The shots feature Ray in short-shorts With An Exposed midriff, licking chocolate off a big wooden spoon, eating a strawberry and sitting in a sink, laughing as suds cascade down Her Thighs."
On October 25, 2005 Reader's Digest Association has launched the eponymous magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray. The magazine featured seven issues in 2006 and increased to ten issues in 2007.
In November 2006, Ray became a spokesperson for Nabisco. It appears on many boxes for Nabisco products. Many boxes contain the image of Ray's recipes she wrote.
In February 2007, WestPoint Home launched sheets, blankets and bed covers designed by Ray.
In March 2007, the company Dunkin 'Donuts announced Rachel as its celebrity endorser. As part of a promotional campaign, the department described the company's coffee as "fantabulous."
In May 2007, receipts from Ray were made available to mobile phones from AT & T "Rachael Ray Recipes on the Run."
Awards and Recognition
* 2004, # 92 on FHM-US's 100 Sexiest Women 2004 "100 Sexiest Women by FHM-US de2004
* 2006, # 71 on FHM-US's 100 Sexiest Women 2006 "
* 2006, 30 Minute Meals received a Daytime Emmy Award.
* 2006, called ranked number 1 of the 10 Most Influential People in the Time Magazine 100. She was named by Food Network star Mario Batali.
* 2006, according to Forbes magazine, Ray earned about $ 6 million between June 2005 - June 2006 of his books and television shows (excluding her new show, Rachael Ray).
* 2007, nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Best presenter of a talk show.
* In April 2007, Ray launched a charity, "The Yum-O! Organization" with the help of Bill Clinton to help children eat healthier.
* In June 2008, on The Rachael Ray Show has received a Daytime Emmy Award for Best maintenance program / entertainment.
* In June 2008, according to Forbes magazine, Ray earned about $ 18 million between June 2007 - June 2008.
* In June 2009, according to Forbes magazine, Ray earned about $ 15 million at the end of the year and end in June 2009, as well it was the seventy-ninth most powerful celebrity in the world.
* 30 Minute Meals (1999)
* Rachael Ray's Open House Cookbook (2000)
* Comfort Foods (2001)
* Veggie Meals (2001)
* 30-Minute Meals 2 (2003)
* Get togethers: Rachael Ray 30 Minute Meals (2003)
* $ 40 a Day: Best Eats in Town (2004)
* Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals: Cooking 'Round the Clock (2004)
* Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals for Kids: Cooking Rocks! (2004)
* Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Get Real Meals: Eat Healthy Without Going to Extremes (2005)
* Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats: A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners (2005)
* Rachael Ray 2, 4, 6, 8: Great Meals for Couples or Crowds (2006)
* Rachael Ray's Express Lane Meals (2006)
* Rachael Ray: Just In Time (2007)
* Yum-O! The Family Cookbook (2008)
* Rachael Ray's Big Orange Book (2009)
See also Miley Cyrus
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