Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I recently had the opportunity to interview Rachael Ray about her new cooking show - Rachael Ray's Week in a Day. Premiered on the Cooking Channel, this new culinary vehicle for Ray is designed to teach people (like busy mom's) how to cook meals for the entire week in one day. So, essentially all that you have to do is re-heat your meals when you get home and make some sides. Developed by Ray and her business partner, the show focuses on a variety of meals - ranging from meat and gluten-free dishes to eclectic comfort food as well as provides strategies and tips on how to tackle the upcoming holidays.
Being all about soup, I asked Ray if there would be any soups on the show and she answered with a resounding "yes, I love soups or stups," -- her combination of soup and stew. She mentioned soup recipes like cowboy chili, spicy vegetarian, ginger-soy carrot soup, peas and potato soup, a sausage and broccoli rabe stoup to classic soups and international ones- citing that she can eat soup every day and that her all-time favorite soup is beans and greens. (I'll have to look into how to make that one.)
Other interesting recipes on the show include portabella-porcini cacciatore, roasted chicken with roasted garlic gravy, braised pork tacos, and crab cake mac and cheese. If making all of your meals in one week sounds daunting, Ray suggests enlisting a helper (like a child) or a girlfriend for weekly cooking parties. So, who wants to join me?