'Sandra Lee' on Serious Eats

Sandra Lee On Her Halloween Costumes, New Cookbook with 1,001 Recipes

In an interview with Popeater, semi-homemade enthusiast Sandra Lee talked about her special Halloween episode, which aired on Sunday, where she dressed in five different Renaissance-themed Halloween costumes. Wigs and armor included! As the proclaimed "Queen of Halloween," she felt inspired to go all out. "My costumes are amazing, you'll laugh so hard." She also plugged her new cookbook, Semi-Homemade The Complete Cookbook, an anniversary cookbook that pulls from her 14 seasons on Food Network. More

A 'Guide' to Understanding the Food Network

UPDATE: Do not bother clicking through the link here. Apparently, it is not funny. —AK, 8/9/2009 Longing for Cinnabon and Diet Cherry Dr Pepper? LOL. Food Network Humor, true to its name, offers a satirical list titled "Understanding the Food Network." These are little known "facts" that will help you "understand why the Food Network is the way it is": The Neelys: They are brother and sister. They just play a married couple.Sandra Lee: She feels that she is a woman trapped in a woman’s body.Tyler Florence: He is extremely sensitive to the fact that his first name is a common last name and his last name is a common woman’s first name.The Chairman of Iron Chef: He is not... More

'Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade' Magazine Hits Newsstands Today

New York Daily News: "'I see all these home dec magazines and I think, "They’re so beautiful but none of these projects are do-able, and these recipes take 25 ingredients and five hours to make,"' says Lee. 'I can look at a picture, because of my product background, and say, "Oh my God, you don’t have to do that, you can buy X, Y, and Z and it will be done in 10 minutes."'"... More

Whose Hair Sheen Reigns Supreme?

Sandra Lee vs. The Price Is Right vs. The View Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee, The Price Is Right, and The View were nominated for a Daytime Emmy award in Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling. There's really such a category? How can Sandra Lee, one woman, on her own, compete against the bevy of belles that is Barker's Beauties? Or the gab-fest led by Barbara Walters? Then again, who cares about hair when there's a more important question: who would win in a death cage match—Barker's Beauties or ladies from The View? I bet Barbara Walters knows kung fu. Or something.... More

Anthony Bourdain Reviews the Food Network Lineup

Anthony Bourdain shares his thoughts on the Newer, Younger, More Male-Oriented, More Dumb-Ass Food Network over at Ruhlman's, a few choice bits excerpted here: On Mario Batali: "Oh, Mario! Oh great one! They shut down Molto Mario--only the smartest and best of the stand-up cooking shows." On Rachael Ray: "We KNOW she can’t cook. She shrewdly tells us so. So...what is she selling us? Really? She’s selling us satisfaction, the smug reassurance that mediocrity is quite enough." On Sandra Lee: "Pure evil." (His "IRON CHEF AMERICA match-ups I’d REALLY like to see" are pretty amazing, I'd watch them even on Pay Per View!) We've had a related question over in Talk for a few weeks, if you haven't chimed in... More

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