We love women who love food and a couple of culinary cuties have made news recently that psyched us up enough to share.
First there’s Cat Cora (right), Food Network’s only Iron Chef, who is going to make a guest appearance at the Florida Film Festival on March 28. Cat made headlines the other day when it was announced that she's pregnant - and so is her partner , Jen Cora, who is due in April. The girls already have two sons, both of whom are from the same donor as the current pregnancies and the ladies don’t know who was implanted with which embryo so they could be carrying each other’s biological kids.
God, don’t you just love how there are no boundaries anymore? And isn’t this new-kind-of-family story such a refreshingly stable break from that ghastly octo-mom fracas?
Before we lose our appetites with that thought, let’s turn to another hot cooker: Rachael Ray. Ray was recently interviewed by Nightline’s Cynthia McFadden on a variety of subjects, one of which was the racy photo shoot she once did for FHM, a lad mag that often features scantily clad young hotties. Ray agreed to pose for it, thinking it stood for “food” and “home” or something.
The pictures are hot, to say the least, and Ray (left) said she was 35 at the time and glad to show that the Every Woman she sees herself as could be part of something like this. “Among all these unattainable is somebody who’s very attainable mixed in and I like that. I was proud of that,” she said. When McFadden commented that she didn’t seem like she was someone who had regrets about anything Ray said she didn’t see the point, eventually wrapping up with “I think you should ask somebody who’s more unhappy.”
God, don’t you just love that? In the age of so much You-a Culpa, judge-and-journalism it’s nice to see someone too self-possessed - and let’s face it, too rich – to give a damn.
Even if you cook in other rooms besides the kitchen there’s definitely some nice takeaway from these ladies.F