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  • Don't ask Food Network's Sandra Lee about her boyfriend

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and girlfriend Sandra Lee of the Food Network as he announced his candidacy on May 22, 2010. (Reuters)

    Touchy, touchy!

    Food Network star Sandra Lee held a press conference on Tuesday, ostensibly to answer questions about her work with Foodlink, a charity aimed to end hunger in New York State.

    But the blonde cooker abruptly ended things when a reporter asked about her boyfriend, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who had been sworn in to his position just the day before.

    “It was a little bit startling to all of us,” ABC affiliate WHAM13 reporter Sean Carroll told “I have nothing against Sandra Lee or her people, I was just a little confused by the whole thing. By no means did I or any of those reporters look to probe, attack or create a situation like that—that’s for sure.”

    PHOTOS: 10 Sexiest Celebrity Chefs.

    So who exactly is Sandra Lee?

    She hosts two of the highest-rated shows on the Food Network, “Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee” and “Sandra’s Money Saving Meals.” Lee has also authored almost two dozen best-selling cookbooks and publishes a monthly magazine.

    Her signature line is “It’s cocktail time!” a catchphrase that is relentlessly mocked, parodied and remixed on YouTube.

    Sandra grew up on welfare, and was responsible for caring for her four younger siblings and creating meals for the household. Learning how to stretch her family’s food budget was the genesis of her empire, and spurred her interest in ending hunger through charity work.

    “I think Foodlink is a great cause,” said Carroll. “And Sandra Lee the single best spokesperson in the state of New York right now.”

    Maybe at the next press conference, Sandra will ‘fess up to who she’s cooking for.

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