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Why Sandra Lee Is More Valuable to Cuomo Than Many Reckoned

Ms. Lee is a plainspoken, self-made star. Her “Semi-Homemade Cooking” empire is based on budget-friendly recipes beloved by working America, but disparaged by the culinary establishment. (Anthony Bourdain once called her food a “war crime.”)

With her formidable wardrobe and powerful partner (the governor, Andrew Cuomo), Ms. Lee has also been cutting a path in New York high-fashion circles—with mixed results. Her successes (cordial terms with Anna Wintour; a cover line in Vogue) have been offset by a snobbery that still keeps some doors firmly closed.

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