11 Top Celeb Cookbooks: Editors' Picks

The editors of MORE Magazine share some of their favorite cookbooks.
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Recipes for the Good Life by Patti Labelle

Better known for her music, Patti Labelle, a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer, also writes best-selling cookbooks. This one includes recipes for extraordinary dishes ranging from the whimsical Over the Top, Top, Top Macaroni and Cheese, to the devilish Fried Apple Pie. Buy it at Amazon
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Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen by Trisha Yearwood

Grammy Award-winning country singer Trisha Yearwood gives us a cheerful collection of home-style Southern recipes aimed at the novice chef. Buy it at Amazon
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Martha Stewart’s Dinner at Home by Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart’s newest cookbook offers complete menus that take advantage of seasonal produce. The recipes are grouped into meals with each including a starter, main course, side dish and dessert. One sample menu is made up of spring’s salad with fresh mozzarella; turkey and pancetta meatballs; pasta with mint pesto and fava beans; and coffee ice cream affogato. How delicious! Buy it at Amazon
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Rachael Ray’s Book of 10 by Rachel Ray

Rachael Ray’s latest cookbook includes her most-requested recipes from fans as well as her family favorites. It’s jam-packed with thirty top 10 lists of recipes in all kinds of categories— Figure-Friendly Faves, Gut-Busters, etc. There are endless ideas here for what to put on the table. Buy it at Amazon
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Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet by Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi, host of TV’s Top Chef, shows off her own culinary skills in this colorful, cosmopolitan cookbook. Some of the recipes reflect Lakshmi’s South Indian heritage. Other recipes mix elements from cuisines around the globe. Rounding out the book are personal essays written by Lakshmi and photos of her and her family, plus some glamor shots of the lovely Lakshmi nibbling on her own food. Buy it at Amazon
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Giada’s Kitchen by Giada De Laurentiis

Italy meets California in Giada De Laurentiis’s collection of 100 new recipes. She focuses on fresh ingredients, simple preparation, and bright flavors. The recipes satisfy our desire to relish, and still feel good about, the food that we eat. Buy it at Amazon
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Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics by Ina Garten

This is the essential Ina Garten cookbook. It focuses on the techniques behind her elegant food and easy entertaining style, and offers nearly a hundred brand-new recipes that will become your trusted favorites. Buy it at Amazon
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Cooking From the Hip by Cat Cora

One of America’s most accomplished professional chefs, Cat Cora manages in this book to convey her special talent through a collection of remarkably doable recipes for unbeatable classic delights. Buy it at Amazon
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Robin Rescues Dinner by Robin Miller

Robin shares her unique and completely realistic strategy for dining during busy workweeks in her latest, Robin Rescues Dinner. In it you’ll find 52 weeks of meals, each including three weeknight main dishes, heaps of suggestions for transforming one dish into another, a bounty of side dishes and desserts, and clever tips and techniques to speed up preparation time. Buy it at Amazon
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The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond

Based on the author’s enormously popular blog, The Pioneer Woman Cooks is a homespun collection of photography, rural stories, and scrumptious recipes that have defined Ree Drummond’s experience as a city girl turned cow rancher’s wife. Buy it at Amazon
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So Easy by Ellie Krieger

Ellie Krieger creates light and healthy dishes that taste great and are easy enough for the busiest people to prepare. Her latest cookbook focuses on meal solutions for those of us who love food and want to eat well but whose hectic schedules make it difficult to do. That’s where So Easy comes in; just read the title! Buy it at Amazon.

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First Published Wed, 2010-01-06 12:41

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