Rachael Ray Roundup

If you read my recipe reviews, you know that I often use organic and local ingredients when I prepare Rachael Ray's recipes. It's something I sort of eased myself into, which became much easier when my local chain grocery store started selling a less expensive line of organic products. Plus, there's a Farmers Market all summer just around the corner from my work.

So, now that I'm all about the organic and local stuff, imagine my excitement to be invited to a new restaurant here in Roseville, California, called Paul Martin's American Bistro. First, there was the organic thing, but almost more importantly, it isn't a chain. Roseville is all about big box stores and chain restaurants, so we're always looking for something different.

The idea behind the restaurant is to: 'Eat organic. Believe in sustainable. Buy local. Love fresh." How can you go wrong? Well, the menu, chef, or service could stink. Lucky for us, none of those were true. Instead, the menu, chef, and service were outstanding. Although, the amount of food we ate was a little ridiculous. Check out my full review over at Growers and Grocers.

Here are some 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.
  • Jean Railla at Meal By Meal offers a thoughtful, insightful, and familiar explanation of why she is a Rachael Ray fan. I could probably write an entire post stating all the reasons I agree with what she says, but I'll just leave it at this: I agree with everything she says.
  • Here's a touching story about Rachael Ray meeting a young fan who's battling leukemia.
  • Salena at Concrete Angel is a fan of Rachael Ray's Buffalo Chicken Meatballs.
  • According to Rachael Ray's official website, Every Day with Rachael Ray has been named number 8 on the Advertising Age A List of the top 10 magazines of 2007. Ad Age named the magazine Launch of the Year last year.
  • Keetha at Write Kudzu talks about how divisive Rachael Ray can be and wonders about her anti-fans.
  • Jessi at Aesthetic Onion adapted a recipe for Pumpkin Lasagna from Every Day with Rachael Ray.
  • Mediaweek informs us that Rachael Ray's magazine has a new publisher who most recently worked for Martha Stewart's Everyday Food.
  • Angela at Shelterrific tried Rachael's recipe for Italian Egg Drop Soup and deemed it perfection (with a few adaptations).
  • Tracey Thompson at Foodie Obsessed is worried that Rachael Ray may be teaching bad cooking habits to kids.


  1. I'm delighted that Keetha got humble about Rachael...and Sandra. RR has a full crew stocking her cabinets for "30MM" and Sandra's tip on wax paper instead of plastic wrap for warming food in the microwave makes sense...it's healthier and safer.

  2. When do I get a crew to stock my pantry? That would really save me some time....


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