'The Chew' isn't biting Sandra Lee: 'You have to be original'


Sandra Lee is among the celebrity chefs about to get new competition, but she says she isn't worried.The host of the Food Network series "Semi-Homemade Cooking" and "Sandra's Money Saving Meals" knows next Monday (Sept. 26) will bring the debuts of two significant weekday newcomers in the cooking-show category: ABC's much-promoted "The Chew" and Emeril Lagasse's "Emeril's Table" on Hallmark Channel. Still, Lee maintains she's not concerned about having more on-air rivals."You know why? Nobody does what I do," she tells Zap2it. "Nobody does all the categories ... home, garden, crafts, fashion, decor, holidays. And nobody does cooking and baking simultaneously. Rachael Ray is a great cook, but she will tell you herself that she's not a baker. I don't feel [competition] because it would take four people to do what I do. And I don't mean that as bragging."I've worked really hard to do what I do and do it well," Lee adds,...



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