We often picture celebrities as having their own personal chefs, never venturing into their own kitchens to turn on the stove or even microwave something, far too rich and busy to deal with something as pedestrian as boiling water for a pot of pasta or chopping vegetables for a stir-fry. That’s not always the case, though; there are several famous folks who genuinely love cooking, and thankfully, they’ve chosen to share their stash of recipes with the rest of us. Check out these cookbooks developed by your favorite celebs!
1. Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories with Recipes by Maya Angelou
A “culinary memoir” of sorts, Angelou’s cookbook is filled with stories of food-related moments in her life, together with recipes for the “storied” food in question. She uses her lyrical style to create a cookbook that’s engaging enough to be a good sit-down read as well.
2. Cookin’ with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price by Coolio
Yes, folks, Coolio has a cookbook; he’s been cooking since he was ten, and he’s dubbed his culinary style “Ghetto Gourmet,” a blend of comfort food and healthy fare, all done on the cheap. His recipes are frank and straightforward, and his humility is a breath of fresh air in a world of celebrities who assume their readers have unlimited funds with which to buy exotic and expensive ingredients. Coolio shows you how to make something fabulous out of ingredients you buy on a shoestring budget, and he does so with style, humor, and, of course, a little profanity.
3. Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Tiegen
Model and comedian Chrissy Tiegen and her husband, musician John Legend, really love to cook. And the result of that love is a book that’s filled with sinful delights and healthy salads, soul food favorites and Thai classics (a nod to her heritage). And Tiegen assures us that she hasn’t just put her name on a book to make sales; these are all recipes that she makes on a regular basis!
4. Kill It & Grill It: A Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish by Ted and Shemane Nugent
If you’re interested in hunting and cooking game, Nugent’s book may be helpful for you. He instructs in detail the process of cleaning, dressing, and cooking buffalo, venison, pheasant, and wild boar (among other things). He also includes humorous stories and his favorite recipes. Not for the squeamish or faint of heart, though; if you prefer your meat to come from a package, this book is not for you.
5. In the Kitchen With Miss Piggy: Fabulous Recipes from My Famous Celebrity Friends by Moi (Miss Piggy)
Jim Henson’s resident Muppet-diva, Miss Piggy, teams up with a host of celebrities (including John Travolta and Liz Taylor) to share their favorite recipes. The book is funny, and the dishes are quite good as well!
6. The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet by Alicia Silverstone
Silverstone’s book is more than just a cookbook; it’s a step-by-step guide for transitioning into a vegan lifestyle. She includes reasons to give up animal products, how she made the change herself, and fills the rest of the book with delicious recipes that’ll have you ditching the meat in no time!
Now you can keep up with the Kardashians in the kitchen, too! Kris Jenner shares 70 recipes for family favorites and also includes ideas, tips, and tricks for parties and entertaining.
Time to hit the kitchen…just like a celebrity! What are some of your favorite dishes to whip up?
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