We are celebrating the life of a very good friend who, we are sad to say, passed away recently. If you've watched our show over the years, you've definitely seen his segments and learned a ton from Ray Venezia—or as we affectionately call him, Ray the Butcher—author of The Everyday Meat Guide.
"This is our 17th year here," Rach says, getting emotional. "It gives me chills and beautiful fond memories of the first 16, so many of which we had Ray with us. We wish he was here with us now. We are part of his family, and our love goes out to them, of course. We have so much respect for Ray."
"I tell people I'm Rachael's Ray," Ray once said on our show. Thanks for everything, Ray—we love and miss you! 🧡