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Rachael Ray Meet Rachael Ray

What would you do if you had the exact same name as celebrity chef Rachael Ray? Well, cook of course! Last week the Oakland Tribune introduced the world to the other Rachael Ray, a 10-year-old Fremont resident, who enjoys spending her time in the kitchen:

Rachael was born years before the cooking show host hit the big time, she definitely wasn't named after Rachael Ray, and she's used to getting yak-back about her name. When she was 7, she had a Rachael Ray birthday party. Guests dressed as chefs and got little cookbooks filled with family recipes for things such as cheeseburger soup.

The newspaper asked the energetic youngster to test out recipes from the Food Network star's latest cookbook Rachael Ray Yum-O! The Family Cookbook. When celeb Rachael Ray heard about the story, she was absolutely charmed and sent the girl a complete set of her signature pots and pans.

I know that many of you find Rachael Ray annoying, but you have to admit this story is pretty cute!


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milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
That's cute. And I know I'm in the minority, but I like RR.
alethia037 alethia037 9 years
Cute story! I like RR too... I have a hard time watching her for very long, but I LOVE her cook books... they are what got me into cooking!
dioraddict dioraddict 9 years
That was really sweet of the older RR. If cooking is this little girl's passion then she should definitely pursue it; though she should omit saying "Yum-o" "E.V.O.O." LOL.
msdyanelk msdyanelk 9 years
The irony of cuteness, speaking of the 10 year old name sharing. However, there is something about the real Rachael Ray that makes me throw up in my mouth a little bit. :ROTFL:
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 9 years
That's so funny! What are the odds?
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
That is cute. I'd rather watch 20 straight hours of Gordon Ramsay cursing than 20 minutes of big Rachael Ray, however. (Actually, I'm pretty sure I've done that 20 hours of Gordon Ramsay thing, so that might not be saying much.)
bealotus bealotus 9 years
I can't stand RR but this is a cute story.
syako syako 9 years
I like RR and this is a great little story. :P
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
So cute. It would be awesome of the older Rachael invites her to one of her tapings.
soapbox soapbox 9 years
Aww <3 I love RR, despite her annoying voice and nicknames for everything.
lauren lauren 9 years
The story is cute but I would change my name if I was that little girl!!! ;)
Megatron Megatron 9 years
Hometown lil' chef making the news! Sweet!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
Love the story and both RR!
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