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Rachael, Lidia Make Most Influential NYC Businesswomen List
Tuesday, October 02, 2007 | posted by Mike

Sorry for the late addition to the site. This would have gone up sooner, but I'm also minding a triple-batch of Mario Batali's basic tomato sauce, the tomatoes for which came up to the VERY TOP of my largest pot, much to my relief. The sauce will be broken into one-cup baggies and frozen for future use. How economical of me!

They say that if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. I'm thinking that the two fields for which this is especially true is the areas of business and entertainment. With this in mind, you should know that it is no small feat that two food celebrities, Rachael Ray and Lidia Bastianich, were named by Crain's as members of the 100 Most Influential in Women in NYC Business.

Others on Crain's list of the 100 Most Influential Women in NYC Business include: talk-show host and cooking celebrity Rachael Ray; producer Elizabeth McCann; Nina Zagat, co-founder of the Zagat Survey; Jean Afterman, assistant general manager of the New York Yankees; Emily Rafferty, President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Lidia Bastianich, TV chef and local restaurateur...

We at TVFF love lists. And we know that you probably love lists like this, too. That's because everyone likes lists. I don't know what it is, but the only thing better than a list is a list about a "controversial" topic that is revealed from bottom to the top on television, a la the American Film Institute's 100 Movies countdown. There's just something about the American psyche that makes us love these things.

You know who else loves these things? The people who appear in them! This is really true for companies who try to get on lists touting them as the top this or most respected that. Why? Because it can be good for business, and because it can be used as a selling point. In fact the Wegman's near me has a sign on the outside of the building proudly proclaiming it one of the ten best places to work.

And -- believe me -- I've had bad days where a job at the cheese counter at Wegman's has seemed like a legitimate career change.


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