Never underestimate how long Martha Stewart can hold a grudge: according to the Post, Stewart visited ultra-hot Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria on Great Jones Street Thursday night—except her old nemesis Rachael Ray was already there. And witnesses say Stewart was was “noticeably glaring in Ray’s direction throughout her meal.” She was reportedly so uncomfortable, Ray left with her main course in a doggie bag after having her appetizer.
Another witness told the Post: “Martha was staring Rachael down as soon as she walked in with a group of friends. Martha looked disgruntled. You could definitely feel Martha’s heat in that kitchen.” A third source claimed that the cold shoulder may stem from the fact that Ray's show is moving into Stewart's old studio: "I’m sure Martha isn’t excited that Rachael is moving into her space. Rachael is fond of Martha; she’s had her on her show before. It was very uncomfortable for Rachael. She and her group had their appetizers, then asked for their entrees to go.”
But maybe Stewart just doesn't like Ray—she didn't in 2009, when Stewart publicly called Ray out for reusing old recipes for a new cookbook. She called Ray "more of an entertainer ... with her bubbly personality, than she is a teacher, like me. That's not what she's professing to be." Ray reportedly was furious over that, but these days, she's probably too busy enabling D-list "celebrities" with Guy Fieri to worry about Stewart.