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NEW YORK – Rachael Ray is one of the most popular celebrity cooks on television. She is beloved by fans from all walks of life, including A-list Hollywood stars. Ray, a self-taught cook with an unrelenting work ethic made her mark by teaching fans how to cook thirty-minute meals. Over the years, her brand grew larger and larger and now touts a syndicated talk show, a national magazine, New York Times bestselling cookbooks, a distinctive line of cookware and cooking utensils, television shows on the Food Network, pet food and more. Ray is kind, giving and humble, “I never dreamed of being on television or having such incredible success.” Said Ray. “I just dreamed of having a job.”