Location: I'm a CT Yankee lost in the Arizona desert
Not sure if you count these two as celebrities but I love their cookbooks and recipes......Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins (of Silver Palate fame), also Jeff Smith (the Frugal Gourmet), Rachel Ray, Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse.
As far as the television celebrity chefs go, all the rest stand on her broad shoulders. I remember trying to watch "The French Chef" and and scribble notes at the same time in the days before Beta-max or VCR. (I know y'all think I just make cornbread and grits.)
Two decades later The Frugal Gourmet brought me a little closer to the present state of affairs.
Then came Emeril Lagasse and Mario Batali. I can barely watch Emeril anymore but Mario still informs and entertains me.
She's going to have to hang in there a lot longer to be included with the others but, if you're interested in Latin American cooking, I recommend Daisy Martinez who has a show called "Daisy Cooks."
Jeff Smith was good until he became involved in that sex scandle with a teenager who worked with him backstage on his show.
That was a shame. I always liked his passion, almost bordering on reverence for the preparation and presentation of his food and its place in our social and familial structure. He was really never heard from again, even though we really know very little of the fact behind the scandal. tsk
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