Sandra Lee: World's Largest Bake Sale

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sandra LeeFood Network host, author, and editor in chief of Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade magazine and Governor Cuomo's girlfriend, is hosting the World's Largest Bake Sale to benefit the Food Bank of New York.


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If you make one of Sandra Lee's cake recipes you will find only mixes and ingredients for things any sane person would never eat - all mixes, cool whip, totally made from artificial ingredients. It isn't food to give people who need nutrition. What people say here about the cuts for poor and allowing super-rich to not pay their share is totally correct and causes more people to need the Food Bank. It's hypocracy not democracy. We will be sorry we voted for Cuomo and his shouting voice and Ms. mixmaster. Yuck.

Apr. 01 2011 08:15 PM
rr from New York, NY

Wonderful but definitely not the world's largest - I have to believe that honor goes to mom Gretchen Holt Witt. Her first bake sale, which was the catalyst for Cookies for Kids' Cancer, along with the help of 250 volunteers raised about $400,000 when they baked 96,000 cookies! Inspired by her son Liam's diagnosis of neuroblastoma, a deadly childhood cancer (Liam passed on Jan 24th at the age of 6), Cookies for Kids' Cancer has now raised more than $2.5 million towards chilhood cancer research.

Mar. 30 2011 01:36 PM
molly from Manhattan

Sandra Antoinette: Let them eat cake!

Mar. 28 2011 08:41 PM
DTorres from Nathan Strauss Projects

Her boyfriend is balancing the budget on
the backs of the poorest people, but cutting medicaid and filling up Rikers Island,
by cutting the money for the schools.

Cuomo, cutting programs that help kids, where families are already under stress, is

While GE paid zero in taxes and Cuomo
refuses to even consider the millionaire

Cuomo used his position as AG to go
after his rivals, that isn't okay.

I wonder if Bloomberg would consider
running for Governor of NYS.

Mar. 28 2011 04:09 PM

Whoa. Yeah, that distancing from Michelle Obama is just weird. Recognizing Obama's work might have lent her some cred and indicated some sincerity in her work. But she clearly doesn't want to be associated with Obama nor does she seem sincere about the cause for children's nutrition.

Brian had to ask the question about the ironic work of her boyfriend necessitating the increased demand on food banks. If any celebrity had a similarly dissonant connection, they'd be asked about it.

And please. Criticize Lehrer's questions if you like, but the man is anything but smarmy. He is always polite and pretty sensitive when asking hard questions. "Smarmy" is out of left field and is simple name-calling.

Mar. 28 2011 03:42 PM
Robert from Queens

If she really wanted to do something that would help the Food Bank and overstretched food pantries, instead of preening on TV and radio, when she gets home at night, she ought to lecture Cuomo on the inanity of cutting taxes on the rich. That only increases the burden on the rest of the population and many of those folks will end up at food pantries when they can't make ends meet.

The irony of Sandra Lee helping fundraise for food pantries while her "signinficant other" increases people's need for those selfsame pantries is indeed ironic. And Brian was absolutely right to bring that subject up.

Mar. 28 2011 12:19 PM
michael holman

I found Ms. Lee completely lacking in grace and civility. I was surprised at how quickly and without grace she refused to compare herself with Michelle Obama and the first lady's efforts to help obese children, so weird... and what's with the Fox news connection??? Who are these people?? I've had to depend on these food pantries, and they're all pushing really horrible, corporate food...

Mar. 28 2011 11:15 AM
Marta from NYC

Interesting that Mario Batali is participating in a benefit for the Food Bank when he doesn't treat his own workers fairly. The workers at his restaurant Del Posto "are ... demanding that managers be trained to stop discrimination, racism, sexual harassment, and verbal and physical abuse on the job! The workers are also demanding an end to wage theft and the misappropriation of their tips by the company."

(This is from the facebook page of ROC-NY, which is supporting these workers.)

"The Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY) is a non-profit organization that seeks improved working conditions for restaurant workers citywide. ROC-NY assists restaurant workers seeking legal redress against employers who violate their employment rights."

Mar. 28 2011 11:09 AM
Sadie from Manhattan

Did Ms. Lee say that you could order from the bakesale on-line? Does anyone know where to access an order form?

Mar. 28 2011 11:06 AM
Robert from NYC

Sandra Lee Is Cuomo's girlfriend?!!! Holy crap!! I didn't know that. So he eats from opened cans and boxes after all those years at home with mamma eating delicious fresh italian goodies!!

Mar. 28 2011 11:00 AM

Sandra was a Food TV star before Cuomo was anything more than a son of Cuomo. Brian is sounding a bit patronizing. He's really pushing me and I tend to listen to him less and less. This interview is an example of why. Smarmy without the real wit that should go with it.

Mar. 28 2011 10:59 AM
Warren Chow from Soho

I used to work with these kind of celebrity charities. These are marketing events, for both Cuomo and and Sandra's book/show.

Mar. 28 2011 10:58 AM

Okay so she's been doing this for 5 years. But there is something ironic about her fundraising for NY Food Banks and a Governor boyfriend who is making policies that hurt the poorest and reward the richest and ensure that those food banks will be getting a lot more customers.

Just sayin.

Mar. 28 2011 10:58 AM
Robert from NYC

How much are Mario and Lidia making on this? They usually don't do anything that doesn't bring them some kind of monetary recompense.

Mar. 28 2011 10:58 AM

muriel Bodenweber from CT

I agree 100%. what is this all about, do u want to be first lady?

Mar. 28 2011 10:58 AM
Marie from Brooklyn

Brian's barb at her for the budget (which she has nothing to do with) was completely uncalled for and actually surprisingly low for him.

Mar. 28 2011 10:57 AM
sabrina French

Did I hear right, she's offering cupcakes and sweets while our young people are obese???? She should think about that.

Mar. 28 2011 10:56 AM
Michelle from NYC

@ Muriel I was thinking the same thing.. altho not so much in Cuomo's shadow, but riding his coat tails.

Mar. 28 2011 10:55 AM
Charlie Roberts from Highlands, NJ

Nobody doesn't like Sandra Lee!

Mar. 28 2011 10:50 AM
muriel Bodenweber from CT

Why all these references to "Cuomo girlfriend"? Doesn't she have a career that has no relationship to the governor? Is she now doomed to live-work in his shadow? Do you print - more than one reference - on the show lineup page the personal relationships of all your guests? For shame!!!

Mar. 28 2011 10:43 AM
Alexander from New York

I run 4 Soup-Kitchen’s in NYC and feed about 500 hungry New-Yorker’s a hot meals daily… Food Bank NYC is a great help… they give us thousands of dollars of fresh produce each month… see

Mar. 28 2011 08:58 AM

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