Rachael Ray’s Most Inspiring Quotes

Rachael Ray Quotes

Rachael Ray (born March 25, 1968) is an American celebrity chef and author. She is the host of “The Rachael Ray Show” on the Food Network. She has authored numerous cookbooks and her kitchen products are available in stores everywhere.

Rachel is one of the most famous female chefs in the world! Her most recent cookbook was a huge hit and a NYT Bestseller – Rachael Ray 50: Memories and Meals from a Sweet and Savory Life: A Cookbook

Rachel Ray’s love for cooking began at an early age. She grew up in a family where food was the heart and center of life. Her two biggest passions in life are food and family. Rachel started cooking at an early age, making everything from scratch. Her parents were both teachers so her household was always a safe place to express diverse interests.

Rachael Ray Quotes

“I don’t think young men or women should feel pressured into marriage. You shouldn’t marry anyone, in my opinion, who you have to try hard for.”
— Rachael Ray

“I did 30 Minute Meals for five years on local television, and I earned nothing the first two years. Then I earned $50 a segment. I spent more than that on gas and groceries, but I really enjoyed making the show and I loved going to a viewer’s house each week. I knew I enjoyed it, so I stuck with it even though it cost me.”
— Rachael Ray

“Work hard. Laugh when you feel like crying. Keep an open mind, open eyes and an open spirit.” –Rachael Ray

“Good food and a warm kitchen are what makes a house a home. I always tried to make my home like my mother’s, because Mom was magnificent at stretching a buck when it came to decorating and food. Like a true Italian, she valued beautification in every area of her life, and I try to do the same” –Rachael Ray

“Never be a food snob. Learn from everyone you meet – the fish guy at your market, the lady at the local diner, farmers, cheese makers. Ask questions, try everything and eat up! ” –Rachael Ray

“The most essential part of my day is a proper dinner” –Rachael Ray

“I’m an all-things-in-moderation kind of person. I do eat a warm donut occasionally. I especially enjoy a cider donut when I’m apple picking. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that” –Rachael Ray

“Whatever it is that you’re successful at, that has to be the No. 1 goal. In my case, it’s accessibility. So all of my products have to be usable, accessible, affordable.”
— Rachael Ray

“Decide what it is that you are and then stay true to that thing. My brand is based very much on how I live my day-to-day life.” –Rachael Ray

“I don’t have to write jokes. I don’t have to write insults. If you ask the man of the hour in the hot seat, my mere existence is clearly insult enough.”
— Rachael Ray

“I tried to bake a cake for my mother’s birthday – it took me four hours. It was terrible, and I cried for three days. Rachael Ray

“I do know what my first meal in the next world would be… Spaghetti Aglio e Olio, heavy on everything.” — Rachael Ray

“Whatever it is you want to do, take a job in that field. You will learn by experience and, slow and steady, you’ll get it done!” – Rachael Ray

“I do 280 episodes of TV a year, write 15 recipes for the magazine, and publish an annual book. With all of that, we try to get one weekend a month with Isaboo at our home in the Adirondacks to relax and recharge.” –Rachael Ray

“My husband cooks fancier food for himself than I’ve ever cooked on-air. I call him from the road, and he’s making champagne-vanilla salmon or black-cherry pork chop. Half of me is feeling unworthy. Not only am I not a chef, I’m not a better cook than my own husband! ” –Rachael Ray

“Television itself is an intimate medium. It’s in your house. You’re visiting with these people… Not everybody’s going to like it, just like not everybody likes everybody on the playground. I mean, that’s life – especially if your job is to just go out there and be yourself. ” –Rachael Ray

“The magazine, the daytime show, we’ve always tried to write affordable, accessible. Those are key words for us, and I do mean us, a huge staff of people at the magazine who love to cook affordable, friendly food that helps families eat better for less. ” –Rachael Ray

“I’m not a chef. I haven’t created any new technique in the kitchen. I’m not a rocket scientist. I think I’m good at writing accessible, fun, and affordable meals for the average American family. That’s what I think I’m good at” –Rachael Ray

“I started running 3 miles every morning after throat surgery to remove a cyst last year. The gym used to be my adversary. But that has all changed. Now, I look forward to it every morning” –Rachael Ray

“We have a queen-size bed and the dog sleeps in the middle. John and I are sort of these little quotation marks on either corner” –Rachael Ray

“It only looks like I get to eat a lot of food on TV. I really just get the one bite and the crew and guests eat everything else” –Rachael Ray

“When I do a 30-minute meal, for instance, on Food Network, that’s my food you see at the end of the show and it’s not perfect. And if sometimes things break or drop or the pasta hits the wall when I’m draining it, they never stop tape. They just kind of let me go with it” –Rachael Ray

“I’ve never been a huge sweets eater, and I’ve always loved a Mediterranean diet. We eat a lot of dark leafy greens, and a couple meals each week are meat-free. We enjoy eating a balanced diet” –Rachael Ray

“I’m completely unqualified for any job I’ve ever had” –Rachael Ray

“You know, food is such – it’s a hug for people” –Rachael Ray

“If you want to look at the state of humans, you should look at the state of animals first. People are choosing whether or not they can feed an animal and their family. And every shelter coast-to-coast is stuffed.”– Rachael Ray

“I have learned how to breathe, to use my cords differently. I had been tilting my head in a way when I talked that wasn’t good for my throat. I’ve been working on all of that, and it seems to be helping.” — Rachael Ray

“It’s continuously humbling to work hard, you know? As long as you’ve got a good work ethic and a sense of humor, I don’t think anybody can become too much of an egoist under those circumstances” –Rachael Ray

“My mom said the two most important kitchen utensils are attached to your arms… you cannot mix up meatballs with a wooden spoon, get in there, get your fingers dirty!” –Rachael Ray

“Food was always a conduit in our family for storytelling, and it was a way for us to keep in touch and remember things. We’re people that use food to keep each other together and to always cheer us up and make all of our days better” –Rachael Ray

“I’ve also learned that you can’t be all things to all people. Whatever it is that you’re successful at, that has to be the No. 1 goal” –Rachael Ray

“I tried to bake a cake for my mother’s birthday – it took me four hours. It was terrible, and I cried for three day” –Rachael Ray

“What I’ve learned is that at the end of the day, we are all human. We all have that in common” –Rachael Ray

“I used to work in kitchens, doing 12 or more hours a day of physical labor, so today, eight to 12 hours of cooking, chatting or filming feels like a vacation. When I have a scheduled ‘day off,’ I spend several hours writing, then I clean until I crash from fatigue. I don’t relax well” –Rachael Ray

“I have this extraordinary life during the day, and then I get to come home to my sweet husband who loves to cook with me. I have a nice glass of wine, he has some scotch, we chat, we cook, and we hang out with the dog. I have an absolute dream life” –Rachael Ray

“I work too much to be an appropriate parent. I feel like a bad mom to my dog some days because I’m just not here enough. I just feel like I would do a bad job if I took the time to literally give birth to a kid right now and try and juggle everything I’m doing.” — Rachael Ray

“I write in freehand equivalents because measuring, to me, takes away from the creative process of cooking. Two turns of the pan with EVOO is about two tablespoons.” — Rachael Ray

“Whatever it is you want to do, take a job in that field. You will learn by experience and, slow and steady, you’ll get it done!” — Rachael Ray

“I had the lunchbox that cleared the cafeteria. I was very unpopular in the early grades. Because I hung out with my grandfather, I started to bring my lunchbox with sardine sandwiches and calamari that I would eat off my fingers like rings. I was also always reeking of garlic.” — Rachael Ray

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“You can laugh or you can cry. It is up to you which one you do.”
— Rachael Ray

“When I do a 30-minute meal, for instance, on Food Network, that’s my food you see at the end of the show and it’s not perfect. And if sometimes things break or drop or the pasta hits the wall when I’m draining it, they never stop tape. They just kind of let me go with it.”
— Rachael Ray

“You don’t feel as self-conscious if your clothes fit.”
— Rachael Ray

“When men I have dated over the years whined about, ‘Oh, you make no time for me’ – see ya! I just dumped them. I don’t need that pressure in my life.”
— Rachael Ray

“Be real. Make connections with people. Look them in the eye. Tell them how you feel. Don’t be afraid to say what you mean. When you let go of the stuff you hold inside, you’ll be amazed at what comes back to you.”
— Rachael Ray

“You do it with your own two hands, so there’s a sense of pride. You really do forget all our problems, because you’re focusing on the food.”
— Rachael Ray

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Rachael’s 101: Top 8 Kitchen Hacks For Easier Cooking

In this fun video Rachel shares her simple  genius!tricks for cleanly cracking eggs, fishing out broken pieces of shell, peeling avocados, baking bacon and so much more.

Summary

After achieving fame for her TV appearances, Rachel has become an impressive entrepreneur with a variety of business ventures.
The Rachel Ray home collection was launched in 2004 and has been a massive hit ever since. The idea with this collection is to provide products that are accessible and affordable to the general public.

Products include things like kitchenware, cookware, bedding sets for college students or someone just starting out on their own for the first time. Learn more about ->  The Rachel Ray home collection.

You can follow Rachael and learn more about here on her website: https://rachaelray.com

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