"[Rachael] just did a new cookbook, which is just a reedit of a lot of her older recipes. And that's not good enough for me," she said. "Rachael is different. She's more of an entertainer...with her bubbly personality, than she is teacher, like me. That's not what she's professing to be."
Of course, now that everyone has declared them frenemies, Martha feels the need to cook up some compliments for her younger counterpart.
"I just want to take this opportunity just to address some comments that are circulating on the Internet regarding me and Rachael Ray," she told Emeril Lagasse on her show today. "And just for the record, there are no bad feelings between us, nor have there ever been."
Apparently, the simple statement wasn't enough. Prepare your barf bags for the rest of the daytime TV lovefest.
"I truly believe that Rachael has done a terrific job bringing people, many people who would have never even stepped into the kitchen or made a dish to cook," the ice queen melted. "I applaud Rachael for her enthusiastic approach to cooking...I really had a great time being a guest on her show, and it was a lot of fun to have her on this show making pie with me too. Come on back, Rachael, anytime you want, and I hope you have a yum-o Thanksgiving."
Seriously, we were really hoping for a fierce pie fight.