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Sandra Lee Opened a Can, Made a Cocktail, and Showed Me a Mother’s Love

Critics say that Sandra Lee’s idea of cooking is nothing more than opening a can and having a cocktail. Here’s the thing: That’s true! But who cares?

This is Store-Bought Is Fine, a monthly column by Rax King on TV chefs, food media, and the class barriers of cuisine.

The Gospel of Food,

Semi-Homemade With Sandra Lee

Good Eats Barefoot Contessa

Made From Scratch

this is what it means to love.

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Rax King is a dog-loving, hedgehog-mothering, beer-swilling, gay and disabled sumbitch who occasionally writes and works as assistant editor for Sundress Publications. She is the author of the collection 'The People's Elbow: Thirty Recitatives on Rape and Wrestling' (Ursus Americanus, 2018). Her work can also be found in Autostraddle, Barrelhouse, and Peach Mag