10 best celebrity cookbooks to gift this Christmas

These aren’t your ordinary cookbooks. They’re cookbooks written by entertainment celebrities that have to be seen to be believed. A perfect gift for a fanboy or fangirl? We think so.

We promise there’s not a Gwyneth Paltrow in sight.

These celebrities have done a full 360. Instead of releasing another clothing line, perfume or biography as is the tendency with the industry, they’ve decided to get their hands dirty in the kitchen and whip up a cookbook.

We’ll bet you didn’t see any of these coming… Starting from 10...

10 Celebrity Who Branched Out and Wrote a Cookbook


10. Haylie Duff: The Real Girl’s Kitchen

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While sister Hilary Duff is busy making her comeback to the world of music, older sister Haylie has been busy foraging for fresh fruits and vegetables to put on the table. This book was inspired by her entertaining advice blog, The Real Girl’s Kitchen.


9. Pauley Perrette: Donna Bell’s Bake Shop

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When she’s not playing gothic forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on NCIS, Pauley Perrette hones her lighter side by… baking? True story. Along with her two best friends, Darren Greenblatt and Matthew Sandusky (and an IV-drip of Caf-Pow perhaps?), she started up Donna Bell’s Bake Shop in Manhattan selling Southern baked goods to the New Yoricans. This is their first cookbook.


8. Kris Jenner: In the Kitchen with Kris:
A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites

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Is there anything the Kardashians haven’t done yet? From the matriarch of the family herself, this is Kris Jenner’s kollection of Kardashian kooking favourites.


7. Alicia Silverstone: The Kind Diet

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Not so clueless in the kitchen, Alicia Silverstone is a health advocate by nature and has penned this New York Times bestselling cookbook to help others look good and feel great by eating well. Like, totally awesome, right?


6. Kelis: My Life on a Plate

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Her milkshake might bring all the boys to the yard, but her Pemil (Puerto Rican Pork Shoulder) brings them to the dinner table. Celebrating her Puerto Rican heritage, Kelis shares some of her favourite family dishes from her culture in her first cookbook.


5. Eva Longoria: Eva’s Kitchen

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You don’t have to be a desperate housewife to want to get crackin’ in the kitchen, but this author is. Well, kind of. Best known for her role in the TV series Desperate Housewives, this is Longoria’s first cook, which was released in 2011.


4. Trisha Yearwood: Trisha’s Table

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This is country singer Trisha Yearwood’s second cookbook to hit the tables. Like her first cookbook, it teaches us how to live a life filled with delicious, wholesome meals and Southern comfort foods.


3. Martina McBride: Around the Table

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Starting to notice a trend here. Country singers and cookbooks seem to go hand in hand. It’ll only be a number of years until Taylor Swift starts penning them. For now, Martina McBride is keeping the masses well fed with this book on how to entertain at home.


2. Sheryl Crow: If It Makes You Healthy

Available from Amazon

Finishing off the trifecta of country-singers-turned-cookbook-stars is Sheryl Crow. She’s teamed up with her personal chef, Chuck White,  whom she met while recovering from breast cancer. Her book is all about seasonal, locally grown and vitamin-rich foods for a healthy lifestyle.


1. Coolio: Cookin’ with Coolio

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Keep your cool in the kitchen with Coolio by your side. For realz. This is NOT a joke book. It is actually a legit cookbook filled with 75 economical and easy-to-make recipes and the most badass section titles in the world. Who else can name a chapter: “How to Become a Kitchen Pimp” and get away with it?

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