I’ll admit, I’m pretty neutral when it comes to the Rachael Ray divide. I’ve seen her show, sure, and have been annoyed by her “Yum-O!” as much as everyone else, but when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen, I can think of a lot worse things than using pre-made ravioli in a recipe.
But today in the foodie blogosphere, I found this story, which warrants a post over here in Jewish food-dom, if for no other reason, than because it’s so absurd. Ray, a Food Network star, was tapped to do a television advertisement for Dunkin Donuts. (That right there should be disturbing enough, but wait – there’s more.) In said ad, she wore what looked to be a keffiyah, the black and white checkered scarf favored by Yasir Arafat and other Palestinians. (Some believe wearing a keffiyah signifies support for mass terrorism; I believe it is more a symbol of resistance. But that is neither here nor there). A right-wing commentator named Michelle Malkin complained about it and now Dunkin Donuts has pulled the ad.
America may “run on Dunkin,” but it certainly brought Ray’s ad to a dead halt. You can read about it here.