Exactly why I like her. I feel like I could invite her to my kitchen for food and a chat and have a great time.
I like her TV personality. Her food looks decent-enough. I did like her show $40 per day, but would sometimes wonder if she actually tipped.
Once I was home for a week and was watching her show. It was a slow day and the meal she made looked really tasty. I hop in the car and go to the grocery right after it was over. I'm sorting through produce and hear a voice behind me say, "I hate Rachel Ray." The guy on the other side starts to laugh. I glance both ways. The guy behind me was following his girlfriend who was picking up exactly what I was....and I was picking up exactly what the guy in front of me was getting. It was just a funny moment. The group ended up pushing our carts through the store together and the butcher was giving the woman ahead of us the very same thing he was to give to each of us. My one and only make what I see on TV moment.
I like Rachel. But, her type of cooking is too quick for me. I preferred her show where she traveled and ate on a budget for the day. That- was fun. She doesn't bake and to me- how can you be a cook and not bake?
The answer here is easy: I do not measure. I hate measuring. Therefore, when I bake, I risk epic failure on the outcome. Baking is more chemistry. It's unforgiving nature makes it unappealing and tedious to me. That being said, I'm a good cook. My younger sister is an amazing baker. She likes baking for the very reason I do not. She likes to measure precisely, etc. On the other hand, she is an average cook. She finds deciding what is for dinner and making it dull. If only we lived closer, our families would eat like royalty.