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According to journalist Allen Salkin, Emeril Lagasse initially opposed bringing Rachael Ray, pictured here in 2007, onto the Food Network – and, at first, Ray agreed with him. "You have this all wrong," she told executives, "I'm beer in a bottle; you guys are champagne." Scott Gries/Getty Images hide caption

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(Cabbage) Heads Will Roll: How To Make A Food Network 'From Scratch'

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