View Full Version : Fav. Celeb Chef...

07-24-2013, 03:48 PM
Who is it?

Martha Stewart?

Gordon Ramsey?

The Collective Cast of "The Chew" (Michael Symon, Daphne Oz, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly & Mario Battali)?

Rachael Ray?

Giada de Laurentiis, Paula Deen, Sunny Anderson, Bobby Flay, Pat & Gina Neely?

Or someone else?

Personally, The cast of "The Chew" has become my favorite - not only for the variety of their recipes, but much of what they cook is more on my level as far as my taste in food in general. And the show itself is always highly entertaining.

I've bought & downloaded a couple of Rachael Ray's cookbooks and only a small handful of her recipes have been what I would consider to be "good". Same with Bobby Flay - I think his strength is grilling, but there's only a few recipes of his that I actually really like.

Loony BoB
07-24-2013, 03:51 PM
Nigella Lawson, obviously.

But seriously, uh, dunno. I don't watch that kinda stuff often. I do like Gordon Ramsay, but not when he's on his own swear-happy TV show. I like him on his live Christmas show, which tends to be a more interesting and entertaining thing to have on TV than... well, anything else on Christmas Day. It's become a normal thing for Danielle and I to have him on throughout.

07-24-2013, 03:53 PM

07-24-2013, 04:22 PM
Alton Brown or GTFO!

07-24-2013, 04:30 PM
Tim Heidecker.


07-24-2013, 06:27 PM

Obvious choice.

Been watching Hell's Kitchen for almost ten years, and I love Kitchen Nightmares. MasterChef, I'm addicted to. :D

07-24-2013, 06:35 PM
Michael Symon. I only know who that is thanks to my mom. I don't pay much attention to celebrity chefs.

07-24-2013, 06:39 PM
I find Gordon Ramsay quite handsome.

He was sooo cute in MasterChef Home cooks with Christine Ha(He?).. The blind chef. He had major googly eyes over her and her cooking the entire season.

Ace Protorney
07-24-2013, 07:03 PM
Gordon Ramsey is fucking brilliant. I also like Andrew Zimmern, he's the host of Bizarre Foods.

07-24-2013, 08:45 PM

He got a perfect score in the sea bass battle.

07-24-2013, 09:56 PM

Obvious choice.

Been watching Hell's Kitchen for almost ten years, and I love Kitchen Nightmares. MasterChef, I'm addicted to. :D

Yep, this. I want some fucking entertainment out of my chef if I'm going to watch him make food that I don't get to eat.


07-24-2013, 09:59 PM
I love the look of utter digust on his face whenever someone screws up. He looks genuinely disgusted by their failure. :D

07-24-2013, 09:59 PM
Everyone's mistakes offend the very core of his soul. It's amazing.

surprised the barefoot contessa isn't listed


07-24-2013, 10:02 PM
I wonder what it's like to have him as a dad.

07-25-2013, 12:56 AM
I thought of Barefoot Contessa, but I couldn't remember her name... Ina Garten, isn't it?

And Buddy Valastro - from Cake Boss.. He had "Kitchen Boss" on TLC for a short while and his stuff was good. I try to get into Ann Burrell (sp?), I have one of her cookbooks on my phone, but there isn't much that appeals to me. Guy Fieri is another that's more on my level.

Debbie... Mazar - the actress.. The like 2 times I've gotten to see her show on the Cooking Channel, she had good stuff.

EDIT: Ramsey has had his wife and children (and mother-in-law I think) on Hell's Kitchen - both as taste testers for a challenge and as a surprise for challenge winners. He's actually very different with them than he is with the contestants. I think that how angry he gets really shows how much he cares about his profession as a major chef - he accepts nothing less than what he thinks is the best and if what a potential chef has made -isn't- the best, he has no qualms calling it out.

Madame Adequate
07-25-2013, 03:39 AM
Buddy Valastro
Gordon Ramsay (He plays up the shoutiness for the US and I don't care)
Nigella Lawson (nws vid)

07-25-2013, 06:32 AM
Kinda obsessed with Thomas Keller. Have a girl crush on Kristen Kish (latest winner of Top Chef). And I find David Chang of Momofuku fame to be fascinating. Plus he's reppin' Korean food. Alton Brown is the best for science-y food stuff. Ina Garten has the best recipes for basic staples.

Night Fury
07-25-2013, 07:00 AM
Gordon Ramsey tbh.

I also love Nigella Lawson and Delia Smith! I learnt to cook from their books :D I also love Heston Blumenthal for his crazy, crazy food

Gotta share some love for Gino D'Acampo and Rachel Allen too! :)


Loony BoB
07-25-2013, 09:41 AM
Oh my God, how did I forget Gino D'Acampo!? That guy is a proper legend. I've only seen him cooking two or three times, but I'll forever associate him with his stints on Celebrity Juice which have lead to some cracking quotes.

07-25-2013, 12:34 PM
https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/5649581568/h4A8397B1/ :colbert:

07-25-2013, 05:20 PM
ALTON BROWN oh my god, it's so true. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who relates him to Bill Nye.