Rachael Ray: celebrity cook, TV personality, businesswoman, and author. A literal jack of all trades who can out-cook most celebrity chefs out there. While most of us know Ray from her talk show, cooking show(s), cookbooks, and so on, there’s plenty we mere foodies aren’t privy to. That’s exactly why we rolled up our sleeves to present you with things you most likely didn’t know about chef extraordinaire, Rachael Ray.
New York born and bred, the now 49-year old Rachael Ray is an icon everyone recognizes. Parents James and Elsa used their roots of French, Welsh, Scottish, and Italian to manage restaurants – something that clearly stuck with Ray. Both experiences, being raised in New York and growing up with a diverse heritage influenced Ray’s career path. In more ways than she could have possibly imagined.