Rachael Ray Roundup

You are going to be jealous. After having a four-day work week last week, I'm going to have a 2.5-day work week next week. My husband and I are headed off to Las Vegas for a mini-break! So, what comes to my mind first? No, not gambling or cocktails. Food!

Anyone have any great recommendations for Vegas? We're staying at the Venetian, so recommendations on that end of the strip would be better. Rachael went to Vegas for Tasty Travels and for $40 a Day, so I've got those places. Tops on my own list are Thomas Keller's Bouchon and either one of Mario Batali's restaurants in the hotel, B&B Ristorante or Enoteca San Marco (due to the price difference, the latter will likely win). Leave your picks in the comments below.

Here are the Rachael Ray posts from around the blogosphere this week. If you see a post that you think would be good for the Roundup, or you write one yourself, e-mail me so I can be sure to include it.

  • Talk Show Ratings Update: Media Life magazine interviewed a syndication specialist, who had this to say about Rachael Ray's talk show: "If you look at the track record, there were four launched. 'Rachel Ray' was a success, so that’s probably about one in four, one in five--about the normal ratio. Given the success of 'Rachel Ray,' that’s probably a long-term franchise." (emphasis added.)
  • Chow's The Grinder discusses the similarities between Rachael Ray and one of the Food Network's newest stars, Ingrid Hoffman (her show, Simply Delicioso, premieres on July 14).
  • Cate at Sweetnicks tried another Rachael Ray burger recipe this week - Spicy Bloody Mary Burgers. She declares them to be "fab."
  • Hacking NetFlix informs us that new Rachael Ray videos have been added to the NetFlix collection. Don't worry, I already added them to the right sidebar and to the ERR store.
  • Caitlyn at Knot Without My Knitting tried Rachael's Korean Flank Steak recipe (here's my review of it) and now it now has yet another fan.
  • The Chicago Tribune noticed Rachael Ray's cool retro blue refrigerator and talked to the show's set designer about it.
  • David Askaripour of Mind Petals considers Rachael Ray a role model for success.
  • Finally someone gives Rachael a little bit of credit. Peechie World Wide Watercooler recognizes that she recommends organic products (or did at least once). I can tell you Rachael also promotes Farmers' Markets and eating seasonal foods.
  • It's okay Drifter. You are not alone. It's a great magazine and you should be proud to buy it! Same thing for you Wayne - watching Rachael Ray shows does not have to be a "secret guilty pleasure."
  • Sarina Nicole at TriniGourmet tried Fudgy Chocolate Cake Brownies from Every Day with Rachael Ray. Since she used the word "decadent" to describe them, I might have to make these for a couple chocoholics I know.


  1. Color me jealous. Have a great mini-vaca!

  2. LVGurl just posted some of her picks.

  3. Leigh - thanks!

    Jill - thank you - I will check it out.


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