Sandra Lee taking a break after her 25th cookbook
By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press April 10, 2013 3:56PM
This publicity photo provided courtesy of Sandra Lee shows the cover of her cookbook, "Every Dish Delivers: 365 Days of Fast, Fresh, Affordable Meals." Lee says her next cookbook will be her last. The Food Network star known for semi-homemade cooking says she wants to focus on her magazine, as well as home and gardening books. (AP Photo/Courtesy Sandra Lee)
Updated: May 12, 2013 1:50PM
Sandra Lee says her next cookbook will be her last. At least for a while.
The Food Network star known for semi-homemade cooking — and more recently as the live-in girlfriend of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — says the release this month of her 25th cookbook marks a turning point. She wants more time to focus on her eponymous magazine, as well as to write a home and gardening book.
“It’s quite a milestone,” Lee said of her new book, “Every Dish Delivers.” “Especially when you take into consideration that when I was out shopping my very first cookbook, everybody on the planet told me it wouldn’t work. I’d sit in these meetings and say to people, ‘Seriously? Have you been to Middle America? Do you know the American housewife?’”
Though she loves writing cookbooks, Lee said she prefers the immediacy of a magazine because it can better reflect the moment and season.