Watch "Rachael Ray" weekdays at 1 p.m. on ABC7 for simple solutions to everyday issues.
About the Show
This season "Rachael Ray" welcomes Hollywood's hottest to join the fun and grab some grub. Rachael's star-studded lineup leaves you wanting more, but don't expect the typical celebrity interview.
Whether it's playing a game of air hockey in the garage, flipping burgers in the kitchen, or letting cameras behind closed doors for signature taped pieces, "Rachael Ray" shows a side of celebrity that can't be found anywhere else. The show also includes musical performances from chart-topping musicians and surprise appearances from the biggest "Celebrity Mystery Tasters" yet.
Viewers become stars in their own right as "real people" are regularly incorporated into the show. Following the theme of squeezing a little more out of life, viewers clue Rachael in on the latest trends in parenting, quick fix beauty tips and clever double-duty household solutions.
Each show, Rachael hits the kitchen to create meals to suit every taste and budget. She heats things up with all-new 30-minute meals, super-fast 15-minute meals, no-fuss entertaining ideas, date-night dishes, kid-friendly fixes, figure-friendly meals and cook-ahead menus. Plus, viewers get a dose of her groovy dips, crowd-pleasing starters, game day party food and pot luck pleasers. Rachael's easy-to-follow recipes and clever kitchen tricks turn the inexperienced novice into confident cooks.
Rachael's engaging personality and what-you-see-is-what-you-get attitude sets the tone for a relaxed environment that makes all her viewers feel right at home. "Rachael Ray" continues to be a destination for people who want to learn a little, live even more and laugh a lot.
"Rachael Ray" won the Outstanding Talk Show-Entertainment Emmy in 2008 and 2009 and scored three Daytime Emmy nominations in 2010, two in 2011 and three more in 2012. In 2014, Rachael was nominated for Outstanding Talk Show Host, and the show was nominated for Outstanding Talk Show - Entertainment. Adding to the list of achievements, TelevisionWeek named her "Syndication Personality of the Year" in 2007 and BusinessWeek honored her as one of the "Best Leaders of 2006." In its freshman year, the show won a 2007 Daytime Emmy Award and was nominated for six others, including Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host.
About Rachael Ray
Growing up in a family steeped in culinary tradition, Rachael was exposed to a wide array of cooking techniques, learning lessons from her maternal grandfather, who was raised in the traditions of Louisiana. The Ray family owned several restaurants on Cape Cod, Mass., before relocating to upstate New York, where her mother worked as the food supervisor for a restaurant chain. "I was surrounded by all different styles of cooking and worked in the food service industry in just about every capacity you can imagine," Rachael says.
By her early 20s, Rachael developed a hankering for city life and moved to New
York. Despite an exciting lifestyle in the foodie circles of New York City, Rachael decided to move back to upstate New York and started managing pubs and restaurants before becoming a gourmet market "chef."
Rachael's hugely-successful syndicated daytime program, "Rachael Ray", launched in the fall of 2006. Showcasing Rachael's warmth, energy and boundless curiosity, the show invites viewers to experience life the Rachael Ray way. Credited with getting America back in the kitchen with her easy approach to cooking, Rachael takes the same philosophy -- finding simple solutions to everyday problems -- beyond the kitchen and into all aspects of the show.
In the spring of 2007, Rachael Ray launched a nonprofit organization, Yum-o! that empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking.
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