An Arresting Moment Of Celebrity Grace

Bear with me here, I promise I've got a valid point. So today, I read a short story that made my jaw drop. Under a headline, "Martha Stewart Disses Rachael Ray's Cooking,"

In an interview with ABC's Cynthia McFadden, Stewart criticizes Ray's abilities, saying that she is "not good enough for me," The New York Daily News reports.

Martha, apparently, went on,

"She's more of an entertainer than she is, with her bubbly personality, than she is a teacher, like me. That's not what she's professing to be," Stewart explains in the 'Nightline' segment.

Clearly, PopEater, where I read about it, hopes fervently for a Ray-Ray vs. Stewart smackdown. But here's the surprising part. Rachel Ray responded,

"Why would it make me mad? Her skill set is far beyond mine. That's simply the reality of it. That doesn't mean what I do isn't important, too ... I don't consider it needling. I really just think she's being honest," she tells ABC.

Referring to their food, Ray adds, "I'd rather eat Martha's than mine, too."

What? No jailbird taunts? No cries of "knit yourself a muzzle, Martha?" Nope. Rachel Ray responded with civility, and, dare I say it, grace. Say what you will about EVOO and sammies, Ray nailed this one.

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