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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 25 August 1968Glens Falls, New York, USA
Birth NameRachael Domenica Ray
Nicknames Super-Cook
Anti-Martha
Rach
The Rach
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lives in the Adirondacks with her husband, mother, a cat and two fishes. Has a younger brother named Emmanuel (Manny) and an older sister named Maria. Moved to upstate New York when she was in first grade. At one time her family owned several restaurants called the Carvery in and around Falmouth and Mashpee, Massachusetts.

After college, she worked as candy manager at Macy's Marketplace in New York. She was promoted to the fresh food section, then left Macy's and became a chef and buyer at a gourmet store. She moved out of the New York City and while working in a shop in Albany. She held cooking lessons in the store and caught the attention of a local television station. The station began cooking segments which later became 30 Minute Meals (2001) . She has authored several cookbooks including Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals and The Open House Cookbook. She garnered national attention from a segment on the Today (1952) show during a blizzard.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

John M. Cusimano (24 September 2005 - present)

Trade Mark (2)

Her smile
Husky voice

Trivia (35)

Has a plaque in her home that reads, "Martha Stewart doesn't live here".
She has a pit bull named Isaboo, named after her dog Boo who passed away, and goldfish named Jaws and Orca.
Lives in a small, rustic, lakeside cabin in the town of Lake Luzerne in the Adirondacks with her husband, John M. Cusimano, and her mother, Elsa Scuderi. Her mother was the food supervisor for several Howard Johnson's. Rachael was even a waitress at Howard Johnson's.
Ray's grandfather Emmanuel was a stonemason who emigrated from Sicily to the Adirondacks.
Engaged to musician John M. Cusimano - wedding in September 2005.
FHM featured a pictorial of her in the October 2003 issue. She was later voted #92 on FHM-US's 100 Sexiest Women of 2004.
Rachael has endorsed products for Price Chopper and Burger King.
Ray married John M. Cusimano, a lawyer and member of the band The Cringe, on September 24, 2005 in Montalcino, Italy.
Has a magazine called Every Day with Rachael Ray.
Pasta carbonara has a special place in Rachael's and her husband's heart. She made it for the first birthday of his that they spent together.
Gets her love of food "with garlic and oil" from her mother, Elsa Scuderi, and her grandfather, Emmanuel.
Has written 14 best-selling cookbooks.
Was once a manager at Mr. Brown's Pub in the 5-star Sagamore Hotel in the Adirondacks.
Named #71 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
On the December 5, 2006 episode of her syndicated television show, Rachael Ray (2006), Rachael was presented with a certificate by Erin McKean, the editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries, which declares that "EVOO" (extra-virgin olive oil) will be added to the 2007 Oxford American College Dictionary. Rachael began using this term on her shows on the Food Network - after a while 'extra-virgin olive oil' is a lot to say repeatedly.
Has worked with, and is a friend of Oprah Winfrey.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $16 million.
Her first word was "Vino", which she heard from her Grandpa Emmanuel.
Proceeds from the sale of her book, "Yum-o!: The Family Cookbook", will benefit the Yum-o! Organization, her foundation designed to empower kids and families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking [2008].
Loves Austin, Texas for its music.
Fan of the Boston Red Sox, the New York Giants, crime novels.
Founder and editorial director of "Everyday with Rachael Ray" magazine.
Her hometown is Queensbury, New York, where the pizza place she goes to has a "Rachael Ray" pizza, named in her honor.
Attended Lake George (N.Y.) Junior-Senior High School.
Her wedding song was "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" by Stevie Wonder.
Launches her new magazine, "Everyday with Rachael Ray". [October 2005]
Launches her line of pet food: "Rachael Ray Nutrish Preminum" dog food and "Rachael Ray Isaboo" dog treats.
Release of her book, "Just In Time!: All-New 30-Minute Meals, Plus Super-Fast 15-Minute Meals and Slow It Down 60-Minute Meals".
Release of her book, "Yum-O: The Family Cookbook".
Release of her book, "Rachael Ray's Big Orange Book".
Rachael's new daytime talk show, Rachael Ray (2006), premieres September 18. [September 2006]
Release of her book, "Book of 10".
Appeared in a commercial for her "Rachael Ray Nutrish " dog food.
Has a new show, Inside Dish with Rachael Ray (2004), where she goes to the homes and kitchens of celebrities. [November 2004]
Sale of her new 30-minute meal cookbook, "Express Lane Meals", begins. [April 2006]

Personal Quotes (10)

I'm a lousy whistler. I can't make coffee, I can't bake and I can't whistle. There. I'm outed, on all levels.
If you're humble and hardworking, opportunities will arise for you.
For a lot of people, divorce is traumatic, but for us, it made for a happier family. It was miserable to watch people live together who shouldn't.
[on cooking] You do it with your own two hands, so there's a sense of pride. You really do forget all our problems, because you're focusing on the food.
When you really want to show some love, keep the flowers and say it with spaghetti.
...I tend to overwhack the meat.
Now, no makin' fun of me if I don't do the separation of the eggs too well. You know I don't bake.
That's why I love food, 'cause it makes the best scrapbook. I mean, pictures are great but they're not very tasty.
I'm Always on the lookout for safety 'cause I'm an especially accident prone girl.
I can say this. I am a cheese-in-a-can virgin. So... [tastes it, makes a face] ...mmm, much like many of our first experiences. A little bit sticky, and not that memorable.

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