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Cuomo Girlfriend and Food Guru Sandra Lee: I'm Not Michelle Obama

Monday, March 28, 2011

The first lady of New York may not be so sweet on comparisons.

Food Network starlet and Governor Andrew Cuomo's sweetheart Sandra Lee — who is throwing a star-studded charity bake sale at Grand Central tomorrow — said she does not aspire to be the Michelle Obama of New York.

The bestselling author told WNYC on Monday that she did not invite comparisons to the first lady, who has championed healthy eating habits and nutrition. When asked if she would consider herself the Michelle Obama of New York, Lee told WNYC's Brian Lehrer, "No."

"I've been doing my work for a long, long time, and it's where my heart is," Lee said.

Lee is putting together what she hopes will be the world's largest bake sale from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Grand Central Terminal on Tuesday in an effort to raise $50,000 for the Food Bank of New York. About 30 different restaurants will be represented at the bake sale, which will draw chef celebrities and restaurateurs such as Emeril Lagasse, Mario Batali and others.

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Comments [5]

Truly from Strivers' Row

Why would anyone eat Sandra's nasty food? The woman has made a career of making godawful recipes. My wife and I have made a couple just to see if they were as bad as everyone said. Trust me, they live up to the hype. I would not eat anything she baked.

Mar. 30 2011 02:41 PM
elizabeth kogen

While I admire the professional success Sandra Lee has achieved in spite of humble beginnings I deplore her being head-lined in the "significant other" category on the arm of a governor. What kind of example are she & Cuomo setting? Why not get married? The parameters of society are evaporating too fast thanks to celebrities like Cuomo & Lee. Tch, tch!

Mar. 29 2011 05:37 PM
carolita from nyc

the time for bake sales should be over by now, no? haven't we all had enough cupcakes for one life yet? jeez. I'm getting tired of seeing cupcakes offered in return for the goodness of one's heart -- everywhere I go, I was just in Port Washington where a bunch of girls was selling cupcakes "to help babies." There's something wrong when you have to sell cupcakes to get something done. Appealing to our baser appetites as a way to extract money for a good cause? Why not sell sex, too?

Mar. 29 2011 10:11 AM
bellecraig29 from Texas,USA


I love the free sample site "123 Get Samples" search online to find their official website, that's where i get most of my samples from!!! yay i love free stuff.

Mar. 29 2011 03:01 AM
Herb Forsberg from Ridgewood, NJ

I happened to be listening to this interview this morning and I heard the question Brian asked, thinking that it was out of left field and irrelevent. Now, to go to the website and see this headline...really. I thought WNYC had higher standards than this. Seems rather "tabloid".....tacky.

Mar. 28 2011 06:29 PM

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