We have been watching a lot of Food Network recently (and it’s new sister Cooking Channel since the Food Network went the way of MTV, VH1, TLC, and the History Channel and now rarely shows cooking shows). Anyway, it has led to a lot of discussion about various celebrity chefs. We have a whole lot of celebrity chefs that we love to hate (Guy Fieri, I’m looking in your direction) but few standout favorites.
I have to admit that I think my favorite might be Rachael Ray. I know she can be a little grating, but I like watching 30-minute meals, and several of her recipes are in my regular rotation. I also have a soft spot for Ted Allen, although he’s not a chef, and Mr. Furious is a big fan of Gordon Ramsay. What about you all? Any favorites? Any celeb chefs you hatewatch?