We Asked Rachael Ray to Create Burgers for the Presidential Candidates — Here’s What She Came Up With

03/01/2016 at 05:39 PM ET

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When it comes to burgers, Rachael Ray is a seasoned expert.

So when PEOPLE caught up with the celebrity chef while she filmed an upcoming guest segment on Freeform’s Young & Hungry, we asked her to get in on the Super Tuesday action by coming up with burgers—on the spot!—for some of the presidential contenders.

“There could be ‘The Bernie Sanders Vermont Burger’ with a maple mustard, good crusted bacon, and super-sharp Vermont cheddar,” Ray listed off for the Vermont senator and Democratic hopeful.

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“The Clinton Burger would be tough, though, because her husband is vegan,” she continued, noting that daughter, Chelsea, was the one who encouraged former president Clinton to adapt the diet following his heart problems. “That one would have to be like a ‘Go-on-the-Clinton-Cleanse Quinoa Burger.'”

And as for the most controversial candidate, Donald Trump? Ray, never one to shy away from a good pun, has a name, but not a recipe just yet. “‘The Burger That Will Trump All,'” she says. “I could play around with any of their names, really.”

This election season has been no stranger to food-related political metaphors. Ahead of the Iowa caucuses, one restaurant in the state created the Donald Trump burger, an edible embodiment of some of the Republican frontrunners’ defining characteristics: rich, with plenty of ham.

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Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen also created a limited-edition “Bernie’s Yearning” flavor, which consisted of a thin layer chocolate shell on top (a symbol of the wealthiest 1% of America) that gave way to mint ice cream (a symbol of the rest of us) — the two were meant to be mixed together to represent what we would see under a Sanders administration.

We can’t tell if we’re feeling politically-charged or hungry. Or both. Probably both.

Shay Spence, @chezspence

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Sunny on

Put dog poo on a bun and call it the trumpdump burger

rubyovertherainbow* on

What has she done to her face ?

Lin on

The burgers will have the same ingredients she puts in EVERYTHING she makes on the show. Grated onion, grated garlic, worchestshire sauce, and an ungodly amount of salt (over the shoulder for good luck) pepper. Most importantly don’t forget the alcohol concoction husband (alcoholic) John whips up.

Sue on

I know the Trump burger’s stuffed full of bologna!

Anonymous on

I love her jacket. Anyone know where to get it?

JT on

@Anonymous, most likely K-Mart or at a flea market.

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