America's favorite self-taught cook opens up about the most memorable moments of her life in this candid memoir-inspired cookbook featuring 25 personal essays and 125 all-new recipes
"No matter the recipe, each of us changes a dish by our own preparation of it. It's the same with stories -- once you put them out there, readers get to interpret them and be affected by them as they will. Ultimately, it's my hope that this book leaves the reader with that quiet smile we all get after we eat a favorite comfort food. Basically, I'm going for the afterglow of a big bowl of spaghetti." -- Rachael Ray
As her fiftieth birthday approached, the woman who taught America how to get dinner on the table, fast, started thinking about how her passion for food and feeding people had developed over her first fifty years. From sharing sardine sandwiches with her grandpa Emmanuel to enjoying Sicilian classics with her mother Elsa and cooking brown-butter balsamic ravioli with her husband John, Rachael has learned that good meals are as much about stories, life lessons, and beautiful moments as they are about ingredients, flavor, and preparation.
Rachael Ray 50 captures the moments and dishes Rachael finds most special, the ones she makes for herself and her friends in her own home and that you won't find on her television shows or in her magazine. Rachael shares the memories that made her laugh out loud, or sometimes made her teary. The result is a collection that offers the perfect blend of kitchen and life wisdom, including thoughts on how we can better serve the world and one another.
Tickets include a signed copy of RACHAEL RAY 50, reserved seating for the author talk and Q&A!
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