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Forget the Fireworks — These Celebs Were All About the Food This Fourth

Jul 7 2014 - 5:01pm

The holiday weekend may be over, but that doesn't mean we can't relive the Fourth of July festivities by getting a glimpse of what our favorite celebrity chefs and food enthusiasts cooked up to celebrate the country's 238th birthday. From red, white, and blue flag cakes to traditional Independence Day spreads — complete with hot dogs, hamburgers, and coleslaw — see all the patriotic culinary endeavors of the day below.

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Ina Garten

The Emmy Award-winning host of Food Network's Barefoot Contessa baked up a patriotic cake that looked almost too pretty to eat.

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Andrew Zimmern

Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern, well known for his expertise in bizarre foods, kept things traditional this Fourth of July with an all-American spread.

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Aarón Sánchez

Nothing says "Happy birthday, America" like an apple-filled dessert such as this tart, courtesy of celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez.

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Gail Simmons

Gail Simmons, a food writer and Top Chef judge, indulged in a New England lobster feast for the Fourth.

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's star-studded Fourth of July weekend [6] included spending some time in the kitchen making a flag cake with actress Jaime King and model Amanda Griffith.

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Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray [8] steered clear of the oven and opted for a no-bake cake dessert for her Independence Day festivities. Try out our watermelon cake [9] recipe — it's a perfect solution to your Summer dessert problems!

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Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis, host of Giada at Home on Food Network, baked a very patriotic cake and lined it with American-flag Tootsie Rolls for added effect.

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