Sandra Lee
Sandra Lee
Sandra Lee is an American television cook and author. She is known for her "Semi-Homemade" cooking concept, which allegedly involves 70 percent pre-packaged products with 30 percent fresh items.
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Celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day!
Huffington Post - 4 months
Join us to celebrate Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) on November 18th, 2016 at the United Nations. With a variety of days dedicated to various causes, one might ask - Why does the world need a Women's Entrepreneurship Day? Consider then, that women perform 66% of the world's work, yet earn 10% of the world's income. At the same time, they account for 85% of consumer purchases and control $20 trillion in worldwide spending. Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is generating a movement that carries throughout the year in support of women in business globally. WED ignites women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide. WED is celebrated in 144 countries and 110 universities/colleges internationally. Our mission is to empower the 4 billion women across the globe to be catalysts of change, and uplift the 250 million girls living in poverty globally. We are excited to announce confirmed distinguished ...
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Sandra Lee Bartky, at the Vanguard of Feminist Philosophy, Dies at 81
NYTimes - 4 months
Professor Bartky argued that women subconsciously submitted to men’s unnatural standards for their bodies, what she called the “tyranny of slenderness.”
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Guy Fieri Tells GQ That Anthony Bourdain Has 'Issues'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Anthony Bourdain, chef, author, television personality and fan of “bright orange mac ‘n’ cheese from the box,” openly has beef with plenty of food celebrities, including Sandra Lee, Rachael Ray and Paula Deen. Yet hell hath no fury like Bourdain’s disdain for Guy Fieri. Bourdain has taken plenty of jabs at Fieri over the years. He has described the "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" star with a penchant for frosted tips and shirts embellished with flames to something that would result “if Ed Hardy fucked a juggalo.” He's called Fieri’s 500-seat behemoth restaurant (complete with a gift shop) a “terror-dome.” He's even defended picking on the creator of “Donkey Sauce” and “Dragon's Breath Chili” by telling People, “the day you can’t tell jokes about Guy Fieri, comedy as we know it is dead.” Now, after years of Bourdain’s verbal venom, Fieri is finally firing back in a new interview with GQ: I don’t like him making fun of people, and I don’t like him talking shit. And he’s ne ...
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The Latest: Governor's aide says pope blesses Sandra Lee
Yahoo News - over 1 year
NEW YORK (AP) — Latest developments in Pope Francis' visit to the United States. All times local:
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TV food star Sandra Lee says cancer surgery postponed
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Food Network television star Sandra Lee says her surgery for breast cancer has been postponed until next week because of an upper respiratory infection.
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TV food star Sandra Lee says she has breast cancer
CBS News - almost 2 years
Popular lifestyle personality and live-in girlfriend of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo divulged the news on Tuesday
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TV chef Sandra Lee, N.Y. governor's girlfriend, diagnosed with cancer - almost 2 years
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sandra Lee, a television chef and longtime girlfriend of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and the governor will be taking time off to be with her, his office announced on Tuesday.
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Dermatologist known as 'Dr Pimple Popper' has become a YouTube star
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Dr Sandra Lee, from Upland, California, has nearly 60,000 people subscribing her YouTube channel, in which she posts videos of herself extracting her patients' pimples and cysts.
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TV celeb Sandra Lee pulled into NY legislative ethics debate
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sandra Lee has built an empire on lifestyle and cooking advice, but it's her status as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's live-in girlfriend that has placed her in the midst of a political fight over stronger state ethics laws.
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Sandra Lee Talks Valentine's Day Plans With Governor Cuomo (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Celebrity chef and author Sandra Lee joined HuffPost Live to discuss food, fashion and the latest issue of Sandra Lee Magazine. She also dishes about her Valentine's Day plans with Governor Cuomo.
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Robot Wedding Crasher Joins Conga Line
ABC News - about 3 years
ABC News’ Annie Pong and Sandra Lee report: If you thought romance and robots only existed in the movies like Wall-E, think again. More couples are now including robots at their weddings to do everything from officiate, bear the rings and even allow guests who...     
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TV Chef Sandra Lee on Kenny Loggins's 'Conviction of the Heart'
Wall Street Journal - about 3 years
What a kid who had to grow up early heard in a 1991 single.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sandra Lee
  • 2012
    Age 45
    In 2012, Sandra Lee received two Daytime Emmy Award's for Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host for Semi-Homemade Cooking and Outstanding Make-Up.
    More Details Hide Details Amanda Hesser wrote in The New York Times that Lee " seems more intent on encouraging people to create excuses for not cooking than on encouraging them to cook wholesome simple foods", concluding that " she has produced two books in which she encourages a dislike for cooking, and gives people an excuse for feeding themselves and their families mediocre food filled with preservatives". Food writer Anthony Bourdain has been harshly critical of Lee and described a video of Lee preparing a Kwanzaa cake as "eye searing". Lee's Kwanzaa Cake has been called "scary" by the Houston Chronicle, and "the most ghastly-sounding dish in Lee's culinary repertoire" by Tulsa World. says the video "takes pride of place in the pantheon of hilarious culinary disaster videos". The Charlotte Observer summarized the reaction to Lee by saying "It would be a stretch to call Sandra Lee semi-controversial. Judging from the reaction to her Food Network show 'Semi-Homemade Cooking With Sandra Lee,' she's completely controversial." Noting that Lee has both harsh critics and adoring fans, the Observer asked Lee about the criticism. She replied "I was surprised by the reaction on both sides", adding "that's how you know it's meaningful, when you get a reaction."
  • 2009
    Age 42
    A magazine based on her show, Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade, was released in 2009.
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  • 2007
    Age 40
    She has released 25 books, including Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade: Cool Kids Cooking (October 2006) and a memoir, Made From Scratch, which was released in November 2007.
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  • 2003
    Age 36
    Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee premiered on the Food Network in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details Each episode contains an arts and crafts element, in which Lee decorates the table setting in accordance with the theme of the meal that she just prepared. She refers to these as "tablescapes". Lee's second Food Network series, Sandra's Money Saving Meals, began airing on May 10, 2009.
  • 2001
    Age 34
    From 2001 to 2005 she was married to KB Home CEO and philanthropist Bruce Karatz.
    More Details Hide Details Lee is dating Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo and shares a house with him in Chappaqua, New York. Lee's grandmother, who was a formative influence on her culinary habits and whose tips are featured throughout her various cooking books, suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis. A component of Lee's charitable work is I Can With RA, a program which helps cooks living with the condition "shop, organize their kitchens and whip up delicious dishes in a way that causes the least discomfort."
  • 1972
    Age 5
    Lee and her sister Cindy lived with their paternal grandmother, Lorraine. By 1972, her parents had divorced; her mother remarried, moving them to Sumner, Washington.
    More Details Hide Details When Lee was 11, her mother divorced for a second time. Lee then took on the role of mother for her four younger siblings. Her responsibilities included buying groceries, preparing the meals, and handling the family finances. She graduated from Onalaska High School in Onalaska, Wisconsin. Lee attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She later attended Le Cordon Bleu in Ottawa, Canada for one week. In the early 1990s, Lee created a product called "Sandra Lee Kraft Kurtains", a home decorating tool that used a wire rack and sheets or other fabric samples to create decorative drapery. The product was sold via infomercials and cable shopping networks. Home-shopping network QVC hired her as on-air talent; in her first 18 months on the network, Lee sold $20 million worth of products.
  • 1966
    Born on July 3, 1966.
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