Rachael Ray (born August 25, 1968 in Glen Falls, New York) is an Emmy-award winning television personality and author. Her family roots are from Sicily, Italy. Her TV shows include 30 minute Meals, $40 a Day, Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels and The Rachael Ray Show . In September 2010, Rachael Ray's Week In a Day began airing on the Cooking Channel. She has written 12 cookbooks.