Born on August 25, 1968, Rachael Ray rose to fame as an American TV personality, businesswoman, celebrity cook and author. She not only hosts the syndicated daily talk and lifestyle program Rachael Ray, but she also participated in three Food Network series ( 30 Minutes Meals, Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels, and $40 a Day). In addition, Ray has written several cookbooks based on the 30 Minute Meals concept, and launched a magazine Every Day with Rachael Ray in 2006. She brought herself three Daytime Emmy Awards with Ray's TV shows.
Born in Glens Falls, New York, Rachael Ray, along with her family, moved to Lake George, New York when she was eight. Her mother managed restaurants in New York's Capital District. After moving to New York City in 1995, Ray worked at the candy counter at Macy's, where she eventually managed the fresh foods department. Later, she helped open a New York City market. Moving back to upstate New York, Ray managed Mister Brown's Pub at the Sagamore, a hotel on Lake George. She became a buyer at Cowan & Lobel , a gourmet market in Albany. Ray credits the concept of 30 Minute Meals to her experience working at the store.
Ray married John Cusimano, an American lawyer and lead singer of the rock band The Cringe, on September 24, 2005 in Italy. She also has a younger brother named
Emmanuel( Manny) and an older sister named Maria. Her love of food "with garlic and oil" was from her mother, Elsa Scuderi, and her grandfather Emmanuel. And she is a friend of Oprah Winfrey.
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