A TV celebrity chef, originally from Wisconsin, returns to the Midwest this weekend. Sandra Lee, the host of " Semi-Homemade ," says her cooking philosophy behind the popular program is based on a 70-30 ratio, of 70% store-bought food items and 30% fresh. The Lacrosse native says that's exactly how your grocery store is laid out.
"Seventy percent is in aisles. It's canned, jarred, boxed, pouched and packaged," she says. "The perimeter, your bakery, your meats, your dairy and your produce, is the 30-percent fresh ingredients."
Lee will be featured at the Celebrity Food and Wine Expo in Des Moines, Iowa through Sunday.
The Food Network star has 16 cook books in print and has just released a 17th book, her bio, called "Made From Scratch." It's billed as the true story of how Lee went from being raised on food stamps to starring in her own TV show.
Audio courtesy of Radio Iowa.