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Sandra Lee, Emeril Lagasse and Rosanna Scotto Host the World's Largest Bake Sale At Grand Central Terminal to Benefit Food Bank For New York City

Sandra Lee, Editor-in-Chief, Semi-Homemade Magazine, New York Times bestselling author and Food Network personality commits to raising $50,000 for area food bank by selling sweet and savory treats from 30 of New York’s best renowned chefs and restaurants

Celebrity appearances by  Emeril Lagasse, Sandra Lee, Rosanna Scotto and Duff Goldman

New York, NY – On March 29, 2011 Editor in Chief of Semi-Homemade Magazine, New York Times bestselling author, and celebrated Food Network personality Sandra Lee will host The World’s Largest Bake Sale in historic Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal in New York. This fundraising event, sponsored by Pyrex, will benefit the Food Bank For New York and will feature sweet and savory baked goods from 30 of New York’s most well-respected chefs and restaurants, including six from Grand Central Terminal. This event will be the impetus for ancillary events happening simultaneously that day in every state in the country to raise funds for local area food banks throughout the United States.

Sandra, who is passionately committed to providing support to America’s food banks, organized this event in collaboration with her friends and fellow food industry icons Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich, Emeril Lagasse and Rosanna Scotto. Emeril and Rosanna will be in attendance at the New York event on March 29, as will Sandra’s fellow Food Network star, Duff Goldman from “Ace of Cakes”.

The list of Bake Sale participants reads like a who’s-who of the best chefs, restaurants and food shops in New York City. Participants include six Grand Central Terminal tenants - Ciao Bella Gelato, Junior’s Restaurant, Magnolia, Manhattan Chili Company, Murray's and Zaro’s - as well as a selection of some of the city’s most popular fine dining establishments and bake shops, including Del Posto and Fresco by Scotto.

WHO: Sandra Lee, Emeril Lagasse, Rosanna Scotto, Duff Goldman and chefs from 30 participating restaurants and food shops
WHAT: The World’s Largest Bake Sale to Benefit Food Bank For New York City
WHEN: March 29, 11:30 am-7:00 pm
*Photo opportunity with Sandra Lee and Emeril Lagasse presenting a check to Food Bank For New York City at 11:30 AM*
WHERE: Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal

For a complete list of World’s Largest Bake Sale participants visit or the Grand Central Terminal page on Facebook.   

An internationally-acclaimed home and food expert, Sandra Lee has revolutionized the term “homemade” as a popular Food Network host, editor-in-chief of Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade magazine, and a New York Times best-selling author. Sandra’s trademark 70/30 Semi-Homemade philosophy translated to television with Food Network’s Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee and to the Internet with Sandra attended University of Wisconsin – La Crosse as well as Le Cordon Bleu; launched several lines of home, garden, and craft products including Kurtain Kraft; worked with QVC; and produced a successful DIY home improvement series. With a commitment to service and charity, Sandra works with numerous philanthropic organizations including Feeding America®, Share Our Strength® and UNICEF®. Since 2002, Sandra has released 22 cookbooks as well as a memoir “Made From Scratch.” She also hosts Sandra’s Money Saving Meals on Food Network. For more information, visit

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