Celebrity Chefs | Wyatt’s World

Whether the recipes are actually followed or if they just satisfy happy browsing, celebrity cookbooks are a popular part of our collections. Spend some time with these big names in the kitchen and test their specialties. Is it all presentation?

  • From Mama’s Table to Mine: Everybody’s Favorite Comfort Foods at 350 Calories or Less by Bobby Deen and Melissa Clark (Ballantine). Paula Deen’s son Bobby lessens the number of calories in familiar and traditional dishes such as pimiento cheese, mashed potatoes, and corn bread.
  • Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned to Cook by Alex Guarnaschelli (Clarkson Potter, Apr.). TV’s most recent Iron Chef Guarnaschelli shares how her experience growing up in a foodie household taught her the secrets to become a chef.
  • It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen (Grand Central, Apr.). Paltrow went to her doctor with a host of concerns; the answer was a new diet that she claims is “all good.”
  • Art Smith’s Healthy Comfort: How America’s Favorite Celebrity Chef Got It Together, Lost Weight, and Reclaimed His Health! by Art Smith (HarperOne, May). Oprah’s former personal chef Smith faces a health crisis and shares recipes for recovery.
  • Fabio’s Italian Kitchen by Fabio Viviani (Hyperion, Apr.). Fabio (one of the most popular Top Chef contestants) issues his second cookbook after Cafe Firenze Cookbook, 2009.
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Neal Wyatt About Neal Wyatt

Neal Wyatt compiles LJ's online feature Wyatt's World and is the author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction (ALA Editions, 2007). She is a collection development and readers' advisory librarian from Virginia. Those interested in contributing to The Reader's Shelf should contact her directly at Readers_Shelf@comcast.net