The Rachael Ray Show came to Philadelphia yesterday, with more than just a camera crew and boom mikes.
Not only did Rachael film an awesome Philly Grill-Off with locals competing against each other, the producers of her lifestyle talk show had an urban garden built at the corner of Wharton Street and East Passyunk Avenue, where the show was taped.
In just five days, 16 raised beds, a vertical flowerbed, 2,869-gallon rainwater cisterns and an iron fence were erected across from Pat’s Steaks.
The community garden is staying put (it will be managed by the Camden City Garden Club) even though Rachael already left town — but not before she dined at Barbuzzo with Valerie Safran and Chef Marcie Turney themselves (see below).
Other notables — Boyz II Men, Ty Pennington, Patti LaBelle — made appearances at the taping as well.
See below for a photo of Rachael Ray with Valerie Safran and Chef Marcie Turney. The Philly episode will run in late September when Rachael’s new season begins.
Rachael Ray Show [Official Site]