Reports from Rachael Ray's Dunkin' Donuts Appearance

The reports are rolling in from Rachael Ray's appearance on Saturday for a Dunkin' Donuts event with Soldiers' Angels. Our friend Mike from TV Food Fan went down to see Rach and offers some behind the scenes info and pictures. Make you watch the slideshow he has at the end of the post.

OK! Magazine also stopped by the event to chat with Rachael Ray:

How did you become involved with Soldier’s Angels?

Rachael: Dunkin’ Donuts, said, “Hey listen we want to do something for the holidays. What about Soldier’s Angels?” And I said, “That’s so great.” For those people, they are so far from home, it’s the holidays. To see that America hasn’t forgotten about them and cares. All the little cards that people are going to fill out and put into those care packages — I mean imagine that!

When you are filling out the cards, you just feel good.
R: Yeah! You just feel good. You are sending a hug to people who really need one in a really horrible awful time.

Do you have any Christmas shopping or cooking tips?
R: I think the best gifts that you can give anyone are gifts that give back. [Soldier’s Angels] is a great example. I’m also really into pit-bull rescue because I have one. I am really into what the ASPCA does and North Shore Animal League. I really like Heifer International, which is an organization that donates animals to communities in need. You can literally give a heifer, a water buffalo, or a gaggle of geese to struggling communities around the world so that they can prosper and farm, feed and fund themselves. It’s like the old adage “You give somebody a fish you feed them for a day, you teach them to fish you feed them for life.”

Then there’s our Yum-o organization, if you are really into cooking and you want to support kids. We feed hungry children and fund cooking education and scholarships.

I also like to give things in the names of my friends. Then they get a little card in the mail that says, “Rachael Ray made a donation in your name to XYZ.” I think that’s a neat way to give back.

Food is a great gift to give too! Make whatever your specialty is and give it to a neighbor or somebody who waters your plants or watched your kids or your dog for ya! Make them a lasagna. It is as easy as that!

Photo from OK! Magazine.

2 comments:

  1. I'm going to try to make it down to the Bay Area when she's there for her book signing! Oh, and have you tried her Vegetarian Stew with Potato and Gouda pancakes yet? I blogged it tonight, it's great, if you haven't tried it yet, definitely check it out.

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  2. I have not tried that but it sounds good. I'll check out your post!

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