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Now on Store Shelves: Yum-o! The Family Cookbook Makes Family-Friendly Meals Fun, Fast and Affordable for Cooks of All Ages

April 29, 2008  • 

(New York, NY) — Rachael Ray is an internationally acclaimed cookbook author, talk-show host and multimedia personality whose mission for the past five years has been encouraging even non-cooks to pick up a spoon and start cooking. Her passion for robustly flavored food and her firm belief that home-cooked trumps drive-through every time inspired her to establish the Yum-o! organization, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering kids and families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking. To that end, all of Rachael’s proceeds from Yum-o! The Family Cookbook will go directly to benefit the Yum-o! organization.

Rachael knows the realities that face home cooks better than any food personality at work today: not enough time, a limited food budget and many picky palates to please. Yum-o! The Family Cookbook (Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $22.50, April 2008) offers an array of family-friendly and wholesome meals – featuring plenty of whole grains and vegetables as well as lean meats in moderate amounts – that is well within the reach of every household.

Here, Rachael reinvents classic family fare like chicken fingers, burgers and macaroni and cheese in simple-to-prepare recipes that beat their fast-food counterparts hands down and will please everyone at the table. Why resort to frozen pizza when you can serve up healthy, homemade dishes like:


Rachael treats families to good eating all day long, with Rise and Dine! favorites, tasty lunch-box fillers and “snack attacker” recipes that make sure there’s never a reason to fill up on empty calories. Double-duty dinners let time-pressed cooks make dinner one night and have one or two additional dinners ready to rock for later in the week.

Rachael knows that good eating habits need to be instilled early on, so she’s made it easy to get the whole family involved in the process. Most of her recipes are simple enough to be prepared by older children and teens and tips for the “itty bitties” show how to get even the littlest chefs in on the action and familiar with the process of cooking from scratch.

Sprinkled throughout with tips that will help parents and their children make healthier choices about what they cook and eat, Yum-o! The Family Cookbook boasts the trademark energy and humor that have made Rachael Ray the most popular food personality of our time. With this new collection of smart and tasty recipes, Yum-o! The Family Cookbook is sure to bring the message that good food that’s good for you can be good fun, too, to children, parents and teachers everywhere.

Yum-o! The Family Cookbook
Rachael Ray
978-0-307-40726-9 | HC
4/29/2008 | $22.50
Clarkson Potter/Publishers

About the Yum-o! Organization
Yum-o! is Rachael Ray’s nonprofit organization that empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking by teaching families to cook, feeding hungry kids and funding cooking education and scholarships. By providing the tools to create easy, affordable and delicious meals, Yum-o! is changing the way America eats. For more information about the Yum-o! organization, please visit

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