Sure, you can turn to top chefs and food bloggers for recipe inspiration, cooking lessons, and entertaining ideas, but there's another group of people that never fails to motivate imitation, even when it comes to getting in the kitchen: celebrities. Not only can they act, sing, and design, but many of them can also cook—at least, that's according to the plethora of celebrity cookbooks available for your reading pleasure on Amazon.
Everyone from Chrissy Teigen to Reese Witherspoon seems to have a cookbook these days and, to be honest, we're not mad about it. Each book allows you to experience another facet of the celebrity's life, including their family traditions, favorite foods, and health secrets. Think of them as a memoir told through the lens of eating. For instance, reading Kris Jenner's cookbook is like going behind the scenes of an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and turning the pages of Gwyneth Paltrow's latest culinary feat is like getting a customized healthy living plan from the actress.
Whether you love the celebrity's work or admire their healthy lifestyle, there's an A-list cookbook that belongs on your shelf. Here are 15 of the best celebrity cookbooks you can buy.
Catch a glimpse of what it's like to be Reese Witherspoon by reading her new cookbook, Whiskey in a Teacup. Witherspoon's grandmother used to say that the combination of beauty and strength made southern women "whiskey in a teacup," and that's how the book got its name. In it, Witherspoon shares some of her grandmother's favorite recipes, along with her own traditions and entertaining tips.
This truly special cookbook was created by the women of The Hubb Community Kitchen, a group that began after the Grenfell Tower fire in London when women gathered to cook for their families and neighbors. It's filled with simple dishes passed down through the generations that stem from a variety of cultures. Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, even lends her voice to the foreword, making this one cookbook you'll want to add to your collection.
If you're a fan of design extraordinaire Joanna Gaines, this book deserves a spot in your kitchen. She and husband, Chip, have long stolen the hearts of fans everywhere, and now that their home renovation show Fixer Upper is no longer on the air, keeping up with Gaines through this sweet cookbook is the next best thing. It contains 125 classic recipes, many of which Gaines makes with seasonal produce from her own garden.
Chrissy Teigen fans know the model and Twitter star doesn't mess around when it comes to food. In her second cookbook (she published her first book back in 2017), Teigen shares even more of her favorite recipes, allowing you another snapshot into her world. You'll find food inspired by her mother, indulgent snacks, and her world-famous banana bread.
Gwyneth Paltrow is at it again. In the actress and wellness guru's third cookbook, she shares over 100 recipes made with clean ingredients as well as customizable meal plans, detoxes, and cleanses for specific health benefits. With the help of Paltrow's team of nutrition experts and doctors, she offers remedies for everything from heart health to fat flushes.
Among the seemingly endless things that Oprah Winfrey can do, writing a cookbook is one of them. The former talk-show host and all-around inspirational figure recently published the recipes that helped her find a balance between enjoying food and leading a healthy lifestyle in her book aptly titled Food, Health, and Happiness.
Former reality TV star and current lifestyle aficionado Kristin Cavallari offers up some of her favorite healthy recipes in her latest book, True Roots. The cookbook is all about how fun a clean and toxin-free diet can be. Think organic, fresh ingredients and recipes designed to better your mind, body, and soul.
Fashion designer Zac Posen proves he is just as skilled at getting food on the table as he is at sending clothes out on the runway. In his cookbook, he shares a collection of recipes that he's grown to love throughout his life—from family dishes to recipes learned from traveling the world. The compilation strikes the perfect balance between sophisticated offerings for special occasions and casual weeknight meals.
This cookbook is the result of Tia Mowry's personal journey to healthy eating. By removing dairy, refined sugars, and processed foods from her diet, she was able to put an end to migraines and poor skin and finally get pregnant after developing endometriosis. The former Disney star shares the foods that changed her life in this healthy cookbook.
The iconic Patti LaBelle has written not one but four cookbooks in addition to being a singing legend. Her latest, Desserts LaBelle, contains a collection of recipes for the sweet treats she loves the most. Find out how she makes everything from cookies and cakes to pies and puddings.
In case you forgot, the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan released a cookbook back in 2014. The momager shares 70 recipes that have long been a part of her family traditions. If you pride yourself on keeping up with the famous family, add this book to your collection and see what it's like to eat like a Kardashian.
A national bestseller, Ayesha Curry's cookbook The Seasoned Life contains some of her most well-loved recipes. Married to basketball star Stephen Curry and a mom of two, the cook knows how to feed a family. Buy her book to learn the recipes that help this busy mom get food on the table. Think wholesome favorites like chicken soup and simple five-ingredient pasta.
Nineties icon Sarah Michelle Gellar (otherwise known as Buffy the Vampire Slayer) got into the cookbook game in 2017 with the release of her book Stirring Up Fun in the Kitchen. Perfect for kids, Gellar's book combines crafts with cooking in a way that makes eating fun for little ones. There are projects for every occasion, from Valentine's Day to Halloween.
Eva Longoria published her own book of recipes back in 2011 to share the foods she loves to enjoy with friends and family. Discover recipes for the foods she grew up eating along with a few of her go-to weeknight dinners. With over 100 recipes—including dishes like tamales and yellow squash soup—there's plenty to try for yourself.
If you've ever wondered how Alicia Silverstone has managed to hardly age a single day since filming Clueless back in 1995, buy this cookbook. In it, you'll find insights into why she's adopted a plant-based diet and how the meal plan can lead to healthy weight loss, clear skin, good digestion, and natural energy.
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