The 5 Worst Celebrity Chef Recipes in Existence

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Hey! This illustrates this post pretty well.

Celebrity chefs aren't always the best cooks. When it's about ratings, being TV pretty is a lot more important than how good your food tastes (especially when your audience isn't actually eating your food). Most celebrity chefs don't even write their own recipes, relying instead on a team of freelance recipe ghost writers who, like any other kind of freelancer, will write most anything if it means a paycheck (Don't be angry at me everybody, I've done it too. That's the life of a sell sword).

So what happens when people write whatever someone will buy? Well. uh. this happens. The five worst celebrity chef recipes in existence.

5. Paula Deen's English Peas

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I'm honestly kind of surprised that the Food Network still has Paula Deen's recipes on their website after kicking the cringingly racist Deen off of their network last year, but hey, at least it gives us a chance to remember all the fun, artery-clogging times we had. People like to joke about Deen's love of butter, but she makes it really easy.

I mean, come on. The two ingredient are literally peas and butter. And I don't know what kind of butter she's using, but mine doesn't magically become the white sauce with scallions that the picture so helpfully illustrates.

4. Martha Stewart's Marshmallow Snowflakes

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This is more of an issue with bad web editing than bed recipe writing, but no recipe or.. craft.. plan.. thing, should ever start with what basically is "Step 1, Just make that thing that you want to make, don't worry about it."

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Sue Burns
Sue Burns

I'm confused. You have Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey pictured, but no mention of them?

Eric Trumbauer
Eric Trumbauer

Regarding microwave bacon, from Jacques Pepin "I now never cook it any other way. It's easy and fast and crisps the bacon uniformly." Granted, using a TV chef to excuse another TV chef is more or less circular logic, but somehow Pepin seems more trustworthy. Scroll down for the full bacon quote. http://www.kqed.org/w/morefastfoodmyway/episode211.html

Moaya Scheiman
Moaya Scheiman

There isn't a chef on the list - just tv hosts .. Big difference - Martha Stewart is not a chef as an example ...

Silver Smith
Silver Smith

Very irritatingly, I don't believe the post includes recipes from any of the chefs pictured in the image... So, just a hair deceptive.

Jayne Duncan Stites
Jayne Duncan Stites

Why am I not surprised? At least Robert Irvine appears to be legitimate; this from family members who changed their menu to include his suggested improvements!

Dave_Lieberman
Dave_Lieberman

Sandra Lee made a Hanukkah cake too, with the same idea.

jefferysclark
jefferysclark

This is hilarious.  I love the comments on the Paula Deen recipe on the Food Network site.  Some are jokes, others are ridiculously serious.

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