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Has a plaque in her home that reads, "Martha Stewart doesn't live here".
Her dog is a pit bull named "Boo" and her goldfish are named "Jaws" and "Orca."
Lives in a small, rustic, lakeside cabin in the town of Lake Luzerne in the Adirondacks with her husband, John, and her mother, Elsa.
Ray's grandfather Emmanuel was a stonemason who emigrated from Sicily to the Adirondacks.
Engaged to musician John Cusimano - wedding in September 2005
Her mother is Elsa Scuderi. She lives in the cabin with Rachael and her husband, John.
FHM featured a pictorial of her in the October 2003 issue. She was later voted #92 on FHM-US's 100 Sexiest Women of 2004.
Rachael has endorsed products for Price Chopper and Burger King.
Ray married John Cusimano, a lawyer and member of the band The Cringe, on September 24, 2005 in Montalcino, Italy.
Her mother was the food supervisor for several Howard Johnson's. Rachael even was a waitress at Howard Johnson.
Has a magazine called Every Day with Rachael Ray.
Has a younger brother, Emmanuelle, and an older sister, Maria.
Carbonara, a pasta dish, has a special place in Rachael's and her husband's heart. She made it for his birthday, the first one they spent together.
Gets her love of food "with garlic and oil" from her mother, Elsa Scuderi, and her grandfather, Emmanuel.
Has written 14 best-selling cookbooks.
Was once a manager at Mr. Brown's Pub in the 5-star Sagamore Hotel in the Adirondacks.
I'm a lousy whistler. I can't make coffee, I can't bake and I can't whistle. There. I'm outed, on all levels.
If you're humble and hardworking, opportunities will arise for you.
For a lot of people, divorce is traumatic, but for us, it made for a happier family. It was miserable to watch people live together who shouldn't.
[on cooking] 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.
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