Cookbook Writers

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A cookbook writer is someone who writes books on recipes. A cookbook writer may be a chef, a food expert, a food blogger or a food connoisseur. A number of cookbooks have been written throughout the course of human history and their authors became really famous. Walking you through some of the most famous cookbook writers.
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Mary Berry
(Food Writer, TV Presenter)
Mary Berry
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Birthdate: March 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset

Author of over 75 cookbooks, Mary Berry has also hosted several culinary shows, such as Mary Berry Cooks. The Guardian ranked her the second-best-dressed person over 50. A CBE and DBE recipient, she has also received the Guild of Food Writers Lifetime Achievement Award and an honorary degree.

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Dom DeLuise
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Birthdate: August 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 4, 2009
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Guy Fieri
(American Restaurateur and Host of Several 'Food Network' Television Shows)
Guy Fieri
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Birthdate: January 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Primarily a restaurateur, Guy Fieri is a testimony to the fact that any professional can become famous if they are passionate enough in doing what they do best. From being a restaurateur, he went on to become a TV personality, hosting shows for Food Network channel. By mid-2010, he had become the face of the network.

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Jessica Seinfeld
(Cookbook Author, Wife of Jerry Seinfeld)
Jessica Seinfeld
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Birthdate: September 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oyster Bay, New York

Jessica Seinfeld, wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, is best known for her first cookbook, Deceptively Delicious, which became a New York Times bestseller. She also owns the charity GOOD+ Foundation, which helps the needy in New York, and the culinary website Do it Delicious, which teaches cooking to beginners.

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Ayesha Curry
(Host of The 'Food Network' Show 'Ayesha's Home Kitchen')
Ayesha Curry
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Birthdate: March 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Ayesha Curry initially played guest roles in various series and films. She later gained fame with the Food Network culinary show Ayesha's Homemade and her YouTube channel, Little Lights of Mine. She has authored a cookbook and owns an olive oil brand. She is married to NBA star Stephen Curry. 
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Mario Batali
(American Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur)
Mario Batali
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Birthdate: September 19, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

Mario Batali is an American chef, restaurateur, writer, and media personality. He started hogging the limelight after appearing on some of Food Network's shows, such as Iron Chef America and Molto Mario. Also a well-known philanthropist and social activist, Batali established the Mario Batali Foundation in 2008, which funds pediatric disease research and various children's educational programs.

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Nadiya Hussain
(British Celebrity Chef and Winner of the Sixth Season of 'The Great British Bake Off')
Nadiya Hussain
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Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Luton, Bedfordshire, England

Nadiya Hussain is a British TV chef, television presenter, and author. She is best known for winning the sixth series of The Great British Bake Off. Over the years Nadiya Hussain has become a household name in the UK by hosting shows like Nadiya's Family Favourites. In 2017, she was mentioned in Debrett's' 500 most influential people in the UK list.

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Christina Tosi
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Birthdate: November 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
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Joe Bastianich
(Restaurateur & Winemaker Who Co-owns 30 Restaurants in Four Countries)
Joe Bastianich
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Birthdate: September 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States
Restaurateur and winemaker Joe Bastianich co-owns 30 restaurants across four countries, with his mother, Lidia Bastianich. His ventures include the Michelin-star-rated Babbo and the Pizzeria brand of eateries in Los Angeles. He has been a judge on the MasterChef franchise and has also authored several cookbooks and a bestselling autobiography.
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Ina Garten
(Author and Host of the Food Network Show ‘Barefoot Contessa’)
Ina Garten
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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
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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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Mo'Nique
(Comedian)
Mo'Nique
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Birthdate: December 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Woodlawn, Maryland, United States
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Tom Parker Bowles
(Food Writer, Food Critic & Son of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Andrew Parker Bowles)
Tom Parker Bowles
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Birthdate: December 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Tom Parker Bowles, son of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Andrew Parker Bowles, is best known for hosting Market Kitchen. He also writes food reviews in magazines such as GQ and Esquire, and has authored several cookbooks. The Guild of Food Writers award winner also owns a chestnut ale brand.
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Rachel Khoo
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Birthdate: August 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Croydon, United Kingdom

Renowned British cook Rachel Khoo was born to a Malaysian Chinese father and an Austrian mother. Trained at the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, she started her own restaurant at her small Belleville apartment. She later gained fame for her cookbook and her BBC series named The Little Paris Kitchen.

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Molly Yeh
(Host of the Food Network cooking show Girl Meets Farm)
Molly Yeh
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Birthdate: May 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glenview, Illinois, United States
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Alexandra Wentworth
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Birthdate: January 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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Michael Symon
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Birthdate: September 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Cat Cora
(Chef best known for her featured role as an "Iron Chef" on Iron Chef America)
Cat Cora
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Birthdate: April 3, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi, United States
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Gary Rhodes
(Restaurateur)
Gary Rhodes
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Birthdate: April 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 26, 2019

Best known for his appearances on shows such as MasterChef and Hell's Kitchen, Gary Rhodes later also launched his own series, Rhodes Around Britain. He owned several restaurants in the UK and the Middle East. The celebrity chef shocked everyone with his untimely death at age 59 due to brain hemorrhage.

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Eric Ripert
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Birthdate: March 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Antibes, France
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Christine Ha
(First blind contestant of MasterChef and the winner of its third season in 2012)
Christine Ha
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Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States
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Joël Robuchon
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Birthdate: April 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Poitiers, Vienne, France
Died: August 6, 2018
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Massimo Bottura
(Restaurateur)
Massimo Bottura
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Birthdate: September 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Modena, Italy
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Auguste Escoffier
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Birthdate: October 28, 1846
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Villeneuve-Loubet, France
Died: February 12, 1935
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Silvia Colloca
(Actress, Opera Singer, Cookbook Author & TV Cookery Show Personality)
Silvia Colloca
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Birthdate: July 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Silvia Colloca is an Italian-Australian actress, cookbook author, opera singer, and TV cookery show personality.  An opera-trained mezzo-soprano, she worked in musical theater before becoming an actress. She later created her own TV cookery shows that earned her much international prominence. She also runs a successful YouTube channel in collaboration with Marion Grasby.  

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Ann Romney
(Equestrian)
Ann Romney
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Birthdate: April 16, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: nowrap Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
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Antonio Carluccio
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Birthdate: April 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Campania, Italy
Died: November 18, 2017
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Pati Jinich
(Chef, TV Personality, Cookbook Author)
Pati Jinich
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Birthdate: March 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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Len Deighton
(British Author Best Known for His Espionage Fiction Novels)
Len Deighton
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Birthdate: February 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England

Len Deighton is an author whose works have inspired several movies and TV shows. Many of his novels, such as Funeral in Berlin, The Ipcress File, Spy Story, and Billion Dollar Brain, have been adapted into films. His works have influenced other popular personalities like Aung San Suu Kyi. Anthony Burgess mentioned Deighton's novel Bomber in his work Ninety-nine Novels.

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Catherine Scorsese
(Actress, Writer)
Catherine Scorsese
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Birthdate: April 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: January 6, 1997
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Tamra Davis
(Film director)
Tamra Davis
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Birthdate: January 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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Gail Simmons
(Writer)
Gail Simmons
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Birthdate: May 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Anna Olson
(Television show host, cookbook author, and pastry chef)
Anna Olson
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Birthdate: May 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Euell Gibbons
(Outdoorsman)
Euell Gibbons
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Birthdate: September 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarksville, Texas, United States
Died: December 29, 1975
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Jeff Smith
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Birthdate: January 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Died: July 7, 2004
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Leah Chase
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Birthdate: January 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: June 1, 2019
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Clodagh McKenna
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Birthdate: May 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blackrock, Ireland

Irish celebrity chef, cookbook author, and presenter Clodagh McKenna is best known for her appearances on shows such as This Morning. She is married to the Queen’s godson, British aristocrat Harry Herbert. Known for popularizing Irish recipes in the US, she has also written culinary columns.

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Marion Grasby
(Television presenter, Cookbook author and Food journalist)
Marion Grasby
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Birthdate: September 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Darwin, Australia
Jean-Georges Vongerichten
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Birthdate: March 16, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alsace, France
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Julie Goodwin
(Australian Cook, Author, Radio and Television Presenter Known for Winning Inaugural Season of 'Masterchef Australia' in 2009)
Julie Goodwin
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Birthdate: October 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

While she initially pursued a degree in education, Julie Goodwin later quit and focused on youth work. The celebrity chef later won the first season of Masterchef Australia and has since penned cookbooks too. She is also a columnist and a singer, and has had her own cooking show, Home Cooked!

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Justine Schofield
(Television Presenter)
Justine Schofield
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Birthdate: October 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Tom Aikens
(Michelin-starred chef)
Tom Aikens
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Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Norwich, England,United Kingdom

Tom Aikens is an English chef who helped French restaurant Pied à Terre earn two Michelin stars in 1997. He became the youngest chef to earn Michelin stars since 1990 when Harveys earned the stars under Marco Pierre White. In 2003, Tom Aikens opened his eponymous restaurant which earned two Michelin stars by 2008. However, the restaurant was closed in 2014.

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Simone Beck
(Author)
Simone Beck
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Birthdate: July 7, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Normandy, France
Died: December 20, 1991
Miriam González Durántez
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Birthdate: May 31, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Olmedo, Valladolid, Spain
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Sanjeev Kapoor
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Birthdate: April 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ambala, Haryana, India
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Judith Jones
(Former writer, editor, best known for having rescued The Diary of Anne Frank from the reject pile)
Judith Jones
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Birthdate: March 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vermont, United States
Died: August 2, 2017
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Attila Hildmann
(German-Turkish Vegan Culinary Author and Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorist)
Attila Hildmann
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Birthdate: April 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Berlin, West Germany

German-Turkish vegan culinary author Attila Hildmann initally gained popularity on YouTube and on TV shows. He is also a right-wing conspiracy theorist who has been active in anti-lockdown protests in Germany. Banned later for his antisemitic hate speeches, he apparently also extracted state secrets from a spy and later fled to Turkey.

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Marcella Hazan
(Writer, Biologist)
Marcella Hazan
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Birthdate: April 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cesenatico, Italy
Died: September 29, 2013
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Mark Bittman
(Food journalist, author, and former columnist for The New York Times)
Mark Bittman
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Birthdate: February 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
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Vera Jordanova
(Bulgarian-Finnish Model, Actress, and Cookbook Author)
Vera Jordanova
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Birthdate: August 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Vera Jordanova is a Bulgarian-Finnish model, actress, and cookbook author. She is best known for her portrayal of Axelle Rassimov in the 2007 American horror film Hostel: Part II. Vera Jordanova has also been featured on many popular magazines like Maxim, FHM, and Esquire.