Monday, November 23, 2009

Oh Snap! Martha says it like it is

Don't mess with Martha!  Last week, Martha went on Nightline to do her first interview since her release from prison in 2004.  When asked about Rachael Ray, this is what Martha had to say:
"Well, to me, she professed that she could -- cannot bake," said Stewart. "She -- just did a new cookbook which is just a re-edit of a lot of her old recipes. She -- and that's not good enough for me. I mean, I really want to write a book that is a unique and lasting thing. Something that will really fulfill a need in someone's library. So, she's different. She's -- she's more of an entertainer than she is, with her bubbly personality, than she is a teacher, like me. That's not what she's professing to be... She does it very differently than I do, she's a totally different kind cook than I am. I don't know if she has a garden, I don't think so, but if she does, she doesn't show that on her show so much."

Nightline then followed up with Rachael Ray, who pretty much agreed with Martha.

"Why would it make me mad?" said Ray. "Her skill set is far beyond mine. That's simply the reality of it. That doesn't mean that what I do isn't important too... I don't consider it needling. I really just think she's being honest. She does have a better skill set than I do when it comes to producing a beautiful, perfect, high-quality meal. I'd rather eat Martha's than mine, too." 

Martha then went on her show today (Monday) and issued a formal apology to Rachael Ray stating:

"there are no bad feelings between us nor have there ever been. I truly believe that Rachael has done a terrific job bringing people — many people who would of never have even stepped into the kitchen or made a dish — to cook."

I myself am not a fan of Rachael Ray (I worship Martha).  Every time she says EVOO or Yum-o, it's like nails on a chalkboard to me.  Absolutely drives me nuts.  But I will have to agree with Martha that she does introduce cooking to many people who would normally never cook.  She really does simplify cooking. Whenever anybody asks me about getting into cooking, I always recommend Rachael Ray's books because all of her recipes are easy to make.  In fact, I think my first cookbook was a Rachael Ray book.

You can watch the Nightline video footage here

Then later at a red carpet event, Martha was asked about Sarah Palin.

"She's very boring to me, very boring. And a very, to me, kind of a dangerous person. I mean, she's dangerous. She speaks, she's, she's so confused. And anyone like that in government is a real problem."

The reporter then asked Martha whether or not she was catching any of the hoopla and publicity surrounding Sarah Palin's new book. In which she replied:

"Oh I wouldn't watch her if you paid me."


1 comment:

  1. LMAO! I have yet to watch that Sarah Palin fans interview because I saw your FB link at work... but I am going to check it out :)

    I think both Rachel Ray and Martha Stewart know exactly what they are and what they aren't. Martha will never be your best friend to make cookies with as you cry over your ex - that's Rachel (even if her voice is somewhat annoying and her vocabulary leaves much to be desired). But Martha will make you a meal that is distinguished and amazing and will elevate your cooking skills. So both have their strengths, I think.

    I own a lot of Rachel Ray cookbooks and for simple meals that don't explode or cause me to break down and cry, she's great.

    And to finish your quote (because I love Ratatouille SO much): "But only the FEARLESS can be great."

    When it comes to cooking, I am definitely not fearless!


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