Do we really need another batch of recipes supposedly time-tested by celebrities?It turns out, yes, we do. While there are plenty of cookbooks by celeb chefs,
many of whom appear on your TV screen nightly, recently there haven’t
been that many food books by actors and singers.
Maybe they’re busy
doing other things (like acting or singing) or don’t think we’ll believe
they can cook for themselves let alone us. Many of these books were co-written with cooks and chefs. Their names are just in tiny, tiny print.
Here are 6 celebrity cookbooks that are definitely worth trying out :
Country music star and bestselling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood, host of Food Network’s Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, is back with an encore of recipes that once again share her family traditions and warm home-grown cooking style.
In her debut cookbook, Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen,
Trisha proved that there’s much more to her than an award-winning
country music career, as she welcomed us into her kitchen and served up a
feast of flavorful meals and heartwarming personal anecdotes. Now, in Cooking for Family and Friends, Trisha opens her life and her kitchen once more with a trove of recipes from a lifetime of potlucks and colorful gatherings.
In The Kind Diet, actress, activist, and committed
conservationist Alicia Silverstone shares the insights that encouraged
her to swear off meat and dairy forever, and outlines the spectacular
benefits of adopting a plant-based diet, from effortless weight loss to
clear skin, off-the-chart energy, and smooth digestion. She explains how
meat, fish, milk, and cheese—the very foods we’ve been taught to regard
as the cornerstone of good nutrition—are actually the culprits behind
escalating rates of disease and the cause of dire, potentially permanent
damage to our ecology.
The Tucci Table: Cooking with Family and Friends, feature over 300 total recipes for homemade Italian dishes. The first finds the actor gushing over his family’s history and their love affair with food — plus there’s an adorable picture of then three-year-old Tucci in a Peekskill, New York park. It also pairs each meal with a wine.
Ali Larter is a busy actress, well known for her roles on the NBC show Heroes and in movies such as Varsity Blues and Legally Blonde. But
when not on set, she is usually throwing a dinner party or entertaining
at home. In fact, Ali has been cooking and entertaining all her life,
and in an instant, she can whip together a wonderful meal, whether it’s
for a family Sunday brunch, a spontaneous Super Bowl party, or an
elegant (but not stuffy) New Year’s Eve dinner. Her parties seem
effortless, but it hasn’t always been that easy for her.
Eva’s Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends
Eva Longoria may be most recognized for her role as Desperate Housewives’
saucy Gabrielle Solis, but on her own time, there are few places she
would rather be than in the kitchen, cooking the food she loves for her
family and friends. Here is the food Eva loves to eat, and the recipes
in Eva’s Kitchen trace her life story, taking readers on her
culinary journey—from the food she was brought up on to the recipes
inspired by her travels abroad to the dishes she serves during casual
nights at home.In her first cookbook, Eva welcomes you into her kitchen, offering 100
of her favorite dishes—many of which are family recipes collected over
the years—all fused with her passion for cooking. She also shares
memories of her Texas ranch upbringing, her very first cooking
adventures, vacations overseas, nights in with her girlfriends, and
last-minute pre–red carpet meals.
For years, Elisabeth Hasselbeck couldn’t figure out what was making her sick. She asked doctors and consulted nutritionists, but no one seemed to have any answers. It wasn’t until spending time in the Australian Outback, living off the land on the grueling Survivor TV show, that, ironically, her symptoms vanished. Returning home, she pinpointed the food that made her sick — gluten, the binding element in wheat.In this all-inclusive book, Hasselbeck shares her hard-earned wisdom on living life without gluten and loving it. She gives you everything you need to know to start living a gluten-free life, from defining gluten – where to find it, how to read food labels – to targeting gluten-free products, creating G-Free shopping lists, sharing recipes, and managing G-Free living with family and friends.