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Jessica Plautz
December 22, 2016

In an interview with the The New York Times, celebrity chef Rachael Ray said she doesn't often get a vacation, but when she does she goes to Italy, Austin and Copenhagen—and she always packs her essentials.

In addition to many travelers' standards of lip balm, reading material, and a notebook, Ray always packs art supplies.

“I always take a small gold basket to carry my art supplies,” she told the Times. “I make my own thank-you cards by doodling recipes and illustrating them: The cover of the card is the list of ingredients, then the back of that page has the instructions.”

 

Swordfish with Puttanesca Green Beans

A photo posted by Rachael Ray (@rachaelray) on

Ray's must-have is reminiscent of Kate Middleton's: The Duchess of Cambridge loves the coloring book the “Secret Garden,” according to Prince William.

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