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Meet the Rachael Ray You Don't Know

On the latest episode of 'MUNCHIES: The Podcast', I chat with Rachael Ray about musicians riders, why she's hanging out with Naughty By Nature, and so much more.

by Helen Hollyman
Mar 29 2016, 2:00pm

You might think you know EVOO queen Rachael Ray, but on the latest episode of MUNCHIES: The Podcast, get to know a completely different side of the celebrity food persona. We're kicking off our Austin podcast mini-series by spending some time with the SXSW veteran—she's been attending the festival for the past 20 years—to dive into one of her biggest passions: music. Her love for it is so epic that she's been throwing one of the biggest SXSW music parties with her husband, John Cusimano, for the past nine years.

So how exactly does a famous food personality become one of the biggest music presenters at SXSW? I sat down with Ray in Austin to discuss her thoughts on musicians' riders, why she's hanging out with the likes of Naughty By Nature, and what it takes to make a great musical experience.

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Helen Hollyman
Rachael Ray
Naughty By Nature