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Before The Food Network, Chowhound, and Kitchen Confidential, the only time you saw anyone cooking on TV was PBS or morning talk show segments. However, since the advent of cable television and food blogs, cooking shows are now very big business.
Any show worth its weight in artisanal salt nowadays is hosted by a charismatic chef who can spice things up on the screen as well as in the kitchen. Oftentimes these hosts are already stars in the culinary world, plucked from the kitchens of some of the greatest restaurants around the globe. Other times, they are people who have worked in the larger food industry or written cookbooks. Regardless, there is a lot of money to be made if you’re a celebrity chef, from hosting TV shows to writing cookbooks to opening restaurants and launching your own lines of cookware and gourmet food products. Check out the 10 richest celebrity chefs on television and find out how they cooked up their fortunes.
When a celebrity chef has achieved as much as Martha Stewart has over the years, they’re not always going to like people coming for their crown — hence the icy relationship between Stewart and self-described lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow. The Gossip Table explains:
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