A skillet is one of the most used pans in any well-equipped kitchen. Skillets have sloped sides so that foods slide out easily. Used for cooking omelets, pancakes, and quesadillas; sautéing vegetables; and searing steaks, fish, and poultry. The nonstick surface makes cleanup effortless. About Rachael Ray Rachael Ray has parlayed a lifelong love of food into a wildly successful career as a syndicated television star, an iconic Food Network television personality, best selling cookbook author, founder and editorial director of her own lifestyle magazine, and Founder of the Yum-o! organization. Starting in local TV, Rachael established a long-term relationship with the Food Network, hosting shows such as Rachael's Vacations, Tasty Travels, $40 A Day, Inside Dish, and 30-Minute Meals. Rachael launched her successful syndicated daytime program, Rachael Ray, in the fall of 2006. Showcasing Rachael's warmth, energy and boundless curiosity, the show invites viewers to experience life the Rachael Ray way. Credited with getting America back in the kitchen with her easy approach to cooking, Rachael takes the same philosophy beyond the kitchen and into all aspects of the show. In addition to her television endeavors, Rachael has turned her 30-Minute Meals concept into a bestselling series of cookbooks.