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Rachael Ray Fun Facts

10 Things You Don't Know About Rachael Ray

You love Rachael Ray for her fast and easy recipes, but this TV star is into so, so much more than just food! Learn 10 intriguing new things about her here.

  1. She and her husband (a musician) have eclectic taste in music. She told USA Today, "We love rap. We love opera. We love classic rock and good pop."
  2. They renewed their wedding vows after 10 years in a Tuscan castle in Italy.
  3. She's attended SXSW music festival for 20 years!
  4. She's not really a desserts gal. "I hate sweets. I'd always rather drink," she told People.
  5. She owns 2,000 vinyl records, which she vacuums before playing. The one record she would save if her house caught fire is Hunky Dory by David Bowie.
  6. She has a 300-piece furniture line called Rachael Ray Home.
  7. Cameron Diaz considers her "food inspirations" Gwyneth Paltrow and Rachael Ray.
  8. Of all her cookbooks and shows, Rachael says Everyone Is Italian on Sunday is "the single most important work of my life. It represents decades of enjoying and working with food and the people I love most in this world."
  9. She made up burgers to represent the presidential candidates. She told People magazine, "There could be 'The Bernie Sanders Vermont Burger' with a maple mustard, good crusted bacon, and super-sharp Vermont cheddar. . . . The Clinton Burger would be tough, though, because her husband is vegan. . . . That one would have to be like a 'Go-on-the-Clinton-Cleanse Quinoa Burger.'" And for Donald Trump? "The Burger That Will Trump All."
  10. She starred as herself in the sitcom Young & Hungry in an episode called "Young & Rachael Ray."
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