American Female Food Experts

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Julia Child
(American Chef, Author and Television Personality)
Julia Child
13
Birthdate: August 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: August 13, 2004
Julia Child gained fame with her culinary show The French Chef and her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She also founded The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts. She received several Emmys and the Peabody Award for her work, and had a rose named after her.
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Rachael Ray
(American Celebrity Chef and Host of the Food Network Show ‘30 Minute Meals’)
Rachael Ray
27
Birthdate: August 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Warrensburg, New York, United States
Celebrity chef Rachael Ray is best known for her Food Network show 30 Minute Meals. She also made waves with her talk show Rachael Ray and her culinary shows such as Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels. She has also authored several cookbooks and launched the magazine Every Day with Rachael Ray.
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Paula Deen
(American Chef, Cookbook Author and TV Personality)
Paula Deen
5
Birthdate: January 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States
Culinary show host and chef Paula Deen is known for her Emmy-winning Food Network show Paula's Home Cooking. She owns Paula Deen's Creek House and The Lady & Sons restaurant. Apart from writing several cookbooks, she has also appeared in the film Elizabethtown and the show Dancing with the Stars.
 4 
Giada De Laurentiis
(Chef and Host of 'Giada at Home')
Giada De Laurentiis
32
Birthdate: August 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Giada De Laurentiis is an Italian-American chef, restaurateur, television personality, and writer. She won the Gracie Award under the Best Television Host category for hosting Giada at Home. The founder of a catering business called GDL Foods, Giada De Laurentiis has been an influential figure in the American culinary business over the last few years.

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Typhoid Mary
(The First Person to be Identified as an Asymptomatic Carrier of the Pathogenic Bacteria 'Salmonella Typhi')
Typhoid Mary
13
Birthdate: September 23, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland
Died: November 11, 1938

Irish immigrant Mary Mallon, or Typhoid Mary, worked as a cook in affluent American households. When people started falling ill in and around places where Mary had worked, it was discovered that she was an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid. Escaping every time, she caused three deaths and was eventually forcibly isolated.

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Ina Garten
(Author and Host of the Food Network Show ‘Barefoot Contessa’)
Ina Garten
4
Birthdate: February 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, United States

Ina Garten is an American author and TV host best known for hosting Food Network's cooking show, Barefoot Contessa. Over the years, Garten has released several best-selling cookbooks, including The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You Can Make at Home.

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Marcela Valladolid
(American Chef and Author Known for Her TV Shows: ‘Mexican Made Easy’ and ‘Best Baker in America’)
Marcela Valladolid
13
Birthdate: July 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

Chef Marcela Valladolid was the host of the Food Network television series Mexican Made Easy. A graduate of the Los Angeles Culinary Institute, she is also a classically trained pastry chef. She started her own catering company and soon began hosting cookery shows on TV. She has also authored several cookbooks.

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Alex Guarnaschelli
(Chef)
Alex Guarnaschelli
14
Birthdate: June 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 9 
Christina Tosi
8
Birthdate: November 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Anne Burrell
(American Chef and Television Presenter)
Anne Burrell
16
Birthdate: September 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cazenovia, New York, United States

Anne Burrell is an American chef and TV personality who hosts cooking television series like Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and Worst Cooks in America. She has also competed in several cooking competition shows like Chopped All-Stars Tournament. In 2015, Anne Burrell won the fourth season of Chopped and earned $75,000, which she donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Lidia Bastianich
(Italian-American Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur Known for Her Cooking Shows)
Lidia Bastianich
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Birthdate: February 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pula, Croatia

Lidia Bastianich is an Italian-American television host, celebrity chef, restaurateur, and author. She owns many restaurants in the US, including one in Manhattan. Bastianich is the recipient of several awards and honors, including a couple of Lifetime Achievement Awards. Also a philanthropist, Lidia Bastianich supports various non-profit organizations, such as the Columbus Citizens Foundation, which aims at promoting Italian-American heritage.

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Cat Cora
(Chef best known for her featured role as an "Iron Chef" on Iron Chef America)
Cat Cora
5
Birthdate: April 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
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Gesine Bullock-Prado
(Pastry chef, TV personality, author)
Gesine Bullock-Prado
6
Birthdate: March 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 14 
Carla Hall
(Chef who appeared in the fifth and eighth seasons of Top Chef, Bravo's cooking competition show)
Carla Hall
9
Birthdate: May 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 15 
Alice Waters
(American Chef, Restaurateur, and Author)
Alice Waters
4
Birthdate: April 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chatham, New Jersey, United States
 16 
Christina Wilson
(Chef as Winner of the Season 10 of the Cooking Show Hell's Kitchen)
Christina Wilson
1
Birthdate: January 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Phillipsburg, New Jersey, United States
 17 
Christine Ha
(First blind contestant of MasterChef and the winner of its third season in 2012)
Christine Ha
7
Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States
 18 
Sunny Anderson
(American TV Presenter)
Sunny Anderson
3
Birthdate: April 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lawton, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 19 
Sandra Lee
(Television chef, author known for her "Semi-Homemade" cooking concept)
Sandra Lee
17
Birthdate: July 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Kristen Kish
(Chef as Winner of the 10th Season of Top Chef)
Kristen Kish
1
Birthdate: December 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
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Tracy Griffith
2
Birthdate: October 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Sohla El-Waylly
(Who Was an Assistant Food Editor at Bon Appétit)
Sohla El-Waylly
1
Birthdate: July 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Christina Machamer
(American Chef)
Christina Machamer
2
Birthdate: March 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 24 
Tootsie Tomanetz
(Barbecue Chef)
Tootsie Tomanetz
1
Birthdate: April 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lexington, Texas, United States
 25 
Tamra Davis
(Film director)
Tamra Davis
2
Birthdate: January 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
 26 
Ree Drummond
(American Blogger, Author and Television Personality)
Ree Drummond
0
Birthdate: January 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States

Ree Drummond is an American author, blogger, food writer, television personality, and photographer. In 2010, she was named in Forbes magazine's Top 25 Web Celebrities list. Riding on the success of her blog The Pioneer Woman, which was adjudged Weblog of the Year for three consecutive years at the Weblog Awards, Drummond went on to present her own television program.

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Auntie Fee
(Former Chef Known For Her Comedic-cussing Style)
Auntie Fee
1
Birthdate: May 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: March 18, 2017
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Nancy Silverton
(Chef as Winner of the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Chef Award 2014)
Nancy Silverton
1
Birthdate: June 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Katie Lee
(American Cookbook Author, Television Food Critic and Novelist)
Katie Lee
9
Birthdate: September 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Vivian Howard
(Chef Who Hosted the Series A Chef's Life)
Vivian Howard
1
Birthdate: July 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Deep Run, North Carolina, United States
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Samin Nosrat
(Chef, Food Writer)
Samin Nosrat
1
Birthdate: November 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
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Tiffani Faison
(Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur.)
Tiffani Faison
1
Birthdate: August 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bremerhaven, Germany
 33 
Anna Olson
(American Pastry Chef )
Anna Olson
2
Birthdate: May 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
 34 
Ruth Graves Wakefield
(American Chef Best Known as the Inventor of the Toll House Cookie, the First Chocolate Chip Cookie)
Ruth Graves Wakefield
1
Birthdate: June 17, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East Walpole, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 10, 1977
 35 
Nancy Fuller
(Chef as Host of the Food Network Television Series Farmhouse Rules)
Nancy Fuller
1
Birthdate: March 27, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Claverack, Claverack-Red Mills, New York, United States
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Molly Baz
(Food Writer Who Has Published Cook This Book, More Is More)
Molly Baz
1
Birthdate: May 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rhinebeck, New York, United States
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Amanda Freitag
(Chef)
Amanda Freitag
4
Birthdate: May 11, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Kardea Brown
(Chef Being the Host of the Show Delicious Miss Brown)
Kardea Brown
1
Birthdate: November 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Damaris Phillips
(Chef who won the ninth season of the Food Network television series Food Network Star)
Damaris Phillips
6
Birthdate: December 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 40 
Melissa King
(Chef as Winner of Top Chef: All-Stars L.A 17th Season)
Melissa King
1
Birthdate: October 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Whittier, California, United States
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Pati Jinich
(Chef, TV Personality, Cookbook Author)
Pati Jinich
0
Birthdate: March 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
 42 
Melissa Cookston
(Chef as Seven-time World American Barbecue Champion)
Melissa Cookston
1
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Ruleville, Mississippi, United States
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Maneet Chauhan
(Indian American Chef and Television Personality)
Maneet Chauhan
1
Birthdate: October 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ludhiana Ludhiana, Punjab, India
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Sara Moulton
(American Cookbook Author and Television Personality)
Sara Moulton
5
Birthdate: February 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 45 
Erin French
(Chef and Owner of The Lost Kitchen)
Erin French
1
Birthdate: 1981 AD
Birthplace: Maine, United States
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Mei Lin
(Chef as Winner of the 12th Season of Top Chef)
Mei Lin
1
Birthdate: November 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guangdong, China
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Adina Howard
(Singer-songwriter)
Adina Howard
4
Birthdate: November 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Debra Ponzek
(Chef Who Won the James Beard Foundation Award for Rising Star Chef 1992)
Debra Ponzek
1
Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, United States
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Koren Grieveson
(Chef Who Appeared on Top Chef and Iron Chef)
Koren Grieveson
1
Birthdate: 1971 AD
Birthplace: Luanda, Angola
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Stephanie Izard
(American Chef and Television Personality Best Known as the First Female Chef to Win Bravo’s Top Chef)
Stephanie Izard
2
Birthdate: October 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States