7 Celebrities You Didn't Realize Hosted Their Own Cooking Shows
These stars initially became famous for other things, but they've also invited fans into the kitchen.
You may subscribe to Chrissy Teigen's Cravings newsletter and try to recreate all of Antoni Porowski's recipes, but did you know that Selena Gomez has started a culinary hosting career? Stars originally known for everything from comedy to music to dominating at the Olympics have also launched their own home reality series, sharing their love of food with their fans. Looking for some new recipes to add to your repertoire? Here are seven celebrities you didn't realize have hosted their own cooking shows. And for celeb backstories you may not be familiar with, here are 25 Stars You Didn't Know Got Their Start in Commercials.
Like many of us, the Inside Amy Schumer and Trainwreck star took COVID quarantine as an opportunity to up her culinary game. Unlike the rest of us, Amy Schumer has been doing that on her own Food Network Show. Amy Schumer Learns to Cook premiered this May and features the comedian and her husband, Chris Fischer, teaming up in the kitchen. The family shoots the show themselves, with the occasional camera assist from their baby Gene's nanny, Jane.
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Rapper and Renaissance man Snoop Dogg doesn't just have a cooking show—he shares the table with one of the world's foremost lifestyle gurus, Martha Stewart. Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, which became Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge in Season 3, has been airing on VH1 since 2016. In 2018, he even published a cookbook, titled From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen.
In 2015, Saved by the Bell and Beverly Hills, 90210 star Tiffani Thiessen launched her culinary series, Dinner at Tiffani's, on The Cooking Channel. In every episode, Thiessen prepared a meal for a group of famous friends. Guests included Lance Bass, Elizabeth Berkley, Seth Green, and Tim Meadows.
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With a title inspired by South Park's tribute song, "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" (also the show's theme), What Would Brian Boitano Make? featured the Olympic gold medalist figure skater cooking his own recipes in his home. Like Thiessen's, Boitano's show—which aired on the Food Network in 2009 and 2010—also had a dinner party element.
Everybody Loves Raymond actress Patricia Heaton was the host of Patricia Heaton Parties, a two-season Food Network show that aired from 2015 to 2016. For each episode, Heaton would prepare recipes to fit a specific party theme. Thanks to her cooking adventures, Heaton added an Outstanding Culinary Program Daytime Emmy to the two Primetime Emmys she'd already won for her hit sitcom.
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Ayesha Curry, actress and wife to NBA star Steph Curry, is also an accomplished self-taught chef. She took her cooking demonstrations from YouTube to the Food Network with Ayesha's Homemade Kitchen. In addition, Curry hosted The Great American Baking Show, hosts and produces Family Food Fight, has written cookbooks, and even has her own line of cookware and kitchen accessories.
Actress and singer Selena Gomez's new cooking show, in which she prepares meals in her home with the help of celebrity guest chefs, is another pandemic-inspired project. Selena + Chef premiered this month on HBO's new streaming service, HBO Max, and has already been renewed for a second season.
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