Rachael Ray gives fans a rare glimpse into the HUGE pantry and kitchen in her New York home … including ‘cherished’ wood-fired pizza oven
We are used to the famous chef Rachael Ray making delicious dishes on television, but not in her own kitchen and pantry.
Ray, 51, has been cooking up a storm from her home in Lake Lucerne, New York since the coronavirus pandemic ordered us all to stay home, and on Thursday she invited fans to look around.
The chief shares the house with her husband, John Cusimano, and reveals in the video that she designed it herself by drawing it on a piece of paper.
Come in: Rachael Ray and John Cusimano welcomed fans into their home on Friday via a YouTube tour
The roomy, open design would actually fit perfectly should Ray decide to keep her cooking show at home someday.
She reveals in the clip that her two favorite appliances are the six-burner gas stove and her wood-fired pizza oven, which she calls her “ treasures. ”
“John has a music studio, I have a stove and a pizza oven,” she laughs.
They will certainly not go hungry! Rachael admitted that she found her pantry “overwhelming”
The video tour also included a peek at her huge pantry filled with goodies, as well as a fresh herb garden too cold to use now.
Meanwhile, the talk show host announced that she would be donating $ 4 million through the Rachel Ray Foundation website last week to help fight the corona virus.
Donations are made through The Rachel Ray Foundation and The Yum-O! Organization, with $ 2 million from each charity “to help fund urgently needed food programs and support services for both two-legged and four-legged family members.”
Fancy: The celeb chef called her wood-fired pizza oven her “treasure”
Spacious: Rachael could easily host her cooking show in the kitchen
Open plan: Rachel made her kitchen exactly the way she wanted it … by designing it on a piece of paper
Half of the donations go to organizations such as Feeding America, Share Our Strength, World Central Kitchen, The National Restaurant Association, City Harvest, Hunger Free America, Wholesome Wave and ReThink Food.
The second wave of donations goes to animal organizations such as the North Shore Animal League, Best Friends Animal Society, Austin Pets Alive, Big Dog Ranch, San Antonio Pets Alive, and Lost Our Home Rescue.
Ray will also donate funds between $ 25,000 and $ 50,000 to “regional and local organizations” distributed by Best Friends Animal Society, according to
Cozy living: the kitchen certainly had a rural atmosphere in the decor
Environmentally friendly: the chef uses organic dish soap and grows her own herbs
Artwork: She also treated fans to some of her artwork by famous artists
Busy: Her kitchen counter seemed to be full of little trinkets