Rachael Ray Weighs in on Martha Stewart-Gwyneth Paltrow Feud
(NEW YORK) — Rachael Ray refuses to take sides in the Martha Stewart-Gwyneth Paltrow feud.
“I’m on team food,” she told Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live Wednesday, in response to a viewer’s question about which team she was supporting: Stewart’s or Paltrow’s. “I think everybody who likes to eat has a different take on it and everybody’s opinion should be respected.”
As for Paltrow, she said, “I love Gwyneth Paltrow. I think that she is very devoted to everything she puts her mind to, and I think she is really a brilliant cookbook author. She writes in many different disciplines.”
She then tipped her hat to Stewart.
“I have to have nothing but respect for Martha Stewart. She is a forerunner. I wouldn’t have a job without the people who came before me,” the three-time Daytime Emmy Award winner said. “[Emeril Lagasse] started Food Network. Martha Stewart created an avenue for women who work in lifestyle television, period. You have to have respect for all people’s opinions.”
Stewart and Paltrow have been feuding all year. Most recently, the 73-year-old doyenne mocked Paltrow’s “conscious uncoupling” with Chris Martin with a food pairings spread, titled “Conscious Coupling,” in Martha Stewart Living’s November issue.
Paltrow, 42, retaliated with a recipe for “Jailbird Cake” on her website Goop in a not-so-veiled reference to Stewart’s 2004 prison stint.
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