When you saw the lines for Rachel Ray’s appearances in Chicago this past week for her new cook book: “Rachel Ray 365: No Repeats,” there was no doubt that this book was the blockbuster cooking title of the season and that Rachel Ray is one of the top celebrity chefs in the country today. Right now, of the 20 top books on the Amazon.com top seller list, seven are by Rachel Ray.

We are very excited that Rachel has a new talk show debuting in the Fall of 2006 that is being produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions.

We look forward to Rachel being a frequent visitor to Chicago and a long term friend and fan of Eli’s Cheesecake.

Maureen and Marc Schulman with Rachel Ray.

Rachel Ray 365: No Repeats was sold out in book stores throughout Chicago last weekend.

Congrats to Joe Ahern and his team at CBS2 Chicago on landing Rachel Ray’s new talk show.