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Sandra Lee, Emeril, and Rosanna Scotto welcomed the press to their bakesale benefitting the Food Bank of New York City.
Sandra Lee, Emeril, and Rosanna Scotto welcomed the press to their bakesale benefitting the Food Bank of New York City.
[Photos: Hilary Tuttle/Eater.com]

New York's semi-first lady Sandra Lee brought some entirely-not-homemade goodies to New York City's Grand Central Terminal this morning for what was supposed to be the World's Largest Bake Sale. While the Food Network host was vying for the Guinness Record, it's just one of 56 bake sales taking place nationwide today to raise money for local food banks through Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale.

With the aid of fellow Food Network figure Emeril Lagasse and Good Day New York co-anchor Rosanna Scotto, Lee kickstarted the event by presenting a check for $25,000 to the Food Bank of New York City. The event is slated to raise at least $50,000 for the cause.

According to Lee, each dollar spent on the sale's sweet and savory baked goods would be translated into $4 in food for the city's hungry. Many of the city's notable restaurants occupied some of the 30 tables at the sale, including Colicchio and Sons, Del Posto, Gotham, and Gilt. Small bakeries like Butter Lane and Tonnie's Minis and treats-giants Magnolia Bakery and Junior's rounded out the lineup.

Lee has also pledged to donate 50 percent of the royalties from her new bake sale cookbook to Feeding America, Share Our Strength, and No Kid Hungry.

—Hilary Tuttle

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