Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray is a famous chef in USA. She has her own TV show called “30 Minute Meals”. For those who have little time to cook, she shows how to cook full meals under 30 minutes from scratch to finish. She has a huge audience. But she never had a formal education or training to become a chef.

Rachael is famous for making up words. One of her invention, EVOO, has been included in the Oxford American College Dictionary. Here are some of her words:

EVOO = Extra Virgin Olive Oil

G.B = Garbage Bowl

DELISH = Delicious

ENTREETIZER = Entrée-sized Appetizer

STOUP = Cross between a Stew and Soup

EVERYBODY NEEDS A LITTLE R AND R. = Every one should watch Rachael Ray Show

Yum-o = Yummy



SAMMIES = Sandwiches

BBLD Dish = This dish can be prepared for any time of the day – Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner

S and P action = Need to add some more Salt and Pepper

SPOONULA = A kitchen tool that can be used as a Spoon and a Spatula at the same time

CHOP AND DROP = Place the cutting board near the stove and you can chop and drop in the pan

SHIMMY SHAKE = Seal the bag and give it a good shimmy shake to coat the chicken.

MOPPIE = Dish towel

GH = Grownup helper

There is a Rachael Ray Drinking Game in USA. When you watch her 30 minute TV show, you must have a drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) in your hand. Each of her famous word has number of sips against it. Whenever she uses any of her famous word during the show, you have to take the number of sips allotted for that word. For example: If she says EVOO, you have to take one sip. If she says Spoonula, you have to take two sips.

In addition, some of her other actions or sentences call for sips. For example, whenever she drops something on the floor, you have to take 3 sips.

If she comes with a new word, you have to gulp and finish the whole drink immediately.

One person who does not like the word “EVOO” wrote the following recently:

“What's going to be next for Rachael Ray? Is she going to start referring to her employer as TVFN (TV Food Network)? We should just tell her to STHU (Shut the heck up!)”.


  1. R.R is butiful and nic to no she has a gud fan foloing.But dint lik the siping gam.
    Was just trying to see how much we can experiment with words.
    Now dont say STHU

  2. I dont think she does anything different than inventing new abbreviations and phrases. Any one can do it!!

  3. Heyii Sg you know what...m gonna look up on youtube to see this lady in action..and yes her show sounds miraculous for working wives :)

  4. Thanks for your comments Chitra. V al apreciat your neu langvag skills. V promis v vont say STHU.

  5. Thanks for your comments Insignia. You are right. Any one can do it. But she is the one doing it.

  6. Thanks for your comments Sulagna. You can get all her recipes and other chef's (who come on U.S. television) on this website:

  7. thats really interesting... :D i loved the abbr sounds fun to me :D

  8. Thanks for your comments Rajlakshmi. Many people like her new "words".

  9. hmmm; interesting..something different is always noticed..

  10. I was so taken by EVOO the first time I watched Rachel Ray's show that I used the term a few times before getting tired of it.

  11. Thanks for your comments Neha. Yes, there is always somethng different.

  12. Thanks for your comments Jayashree. Tired of EVOO. In addition to that, i am tired of BBLD also.

  13. Remember Nigella and her cookery show. I am not too convinced about her cooking, but everyone is talking about her show or rather her. Is that the case with RR? And in that case, she can coin any word she wants, there probably will be many who will lap it up.

  14. Thanks for your comments Radha. Rachael Ray is a really good and popular chef. She is "extra" famous because of her new phrases.

  15. mokka.. i hope u understand this slang..