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Who's Your Favorite Rising Celebrity Chef of 2008?

Who's Your Favorite Rising Celebrity Chef of 2008?

This year we watched many chefs step out into the spotlight. While they may not be new to the food industry, they are new to the over-exposed world of celebrity chefdom. As part of our Best of 2008 coverage, we are wondering who you want to see more of? Who do you think will become even bigger in 2009?

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AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
AZ, but I can say I enjoy all of them. They each bring something different to the table ;)
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 7 years
I like the Neelys but I voted for Sunny...she's so adorable and, like Dana said, down to earth. I am obsessed with "How'd That Get on my Plate?"
lexichloe lexichloe 7 years
I've seen every episode of "Take Home Chef." I can't get enough of Curtis Stone.
Dana18 Dana18 7 years
I like Sunny Anderson. She is fun and down to earth.
luxington luxington 7 years
I'm surprised how much I love the Neelys, Food Network has been hiring increasingly annoying/boring chefs lately.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I like Michael Symon...he's got a lot of talent and his food is so creative. I cannot stand Anne Burrell...she does this thing with her voice that's really obnoxious (if you've seen her show, you know what I'm talking about). And I like the Neelys, but I don't do BBQ too often, so I don't usually make their food. I also like Andrew Zimmern, just because he eats stuff that I would never let come within 10 feet of my face. I couldn't vote for him though because I've never seen him actually cook.
wren1 wren1 7 years
I really like the Neelys. I think they are so cute and their food--yum!
sandy82 sandy82 7 years
I like Sunny Anderson and Anne Burrell. The take home chef is so creepy - I can't put my finger on why thought. The Neely's are cute in a sickening way. It totally distracts me from the cooking.
mlen mlen 7 years
the Neely's drive me nuts lol i voted for Michael
doogirl doogirl 7 years
Ann Burrell! She's amazing, she's a real chef, and she's Mario Batali's soux chef on Iron Chef America! Plus, she's a woman, and I always vote for the woman!
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 7 years
I chose Michael Symon. I like the Neelys too though.
krae85 krae85 7 years
I never seen any of these people before.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
Andrew Zimmern for the win! He's one of my favorites, and so fun to watch. I can't imagine eating half the thing he does... sheeesh!
mominator mominator 7 years
Not really crazy about any of these and especially the Neely's. The Neely's with their lovey dubby is creepier than the take home chef. Even though he is creepy I voted for Curtis.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i like michael symon the best out of all of these however i really don't think that most of them really have sticking potential. i don't know - i think that there's a lack of flair lately in the over abundance of new chefs coming into the mix.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 7 years
None of the above, thank you.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
caterpillar, I TOTALLY agree. amazing rundown, I voted Michael too
girlwparasol girlwparasol 7 years
I agree that take home chef is a bit creepy. my BF noted that a large part of the show "seems to be about the sexual tension between this married housewife, and this 'hot dude'." I'm sure they only edit it to seem that way, but still... it unsettles me.
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
Andrew Zimmern!! :D I love Bizarre Foods. He's a character. A brave one.. o:
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
I said Micheal. *Andrew? he is a chef, but he doesnt cook on his show and he eats (and enjoys) too many balls on his show, and with his mouth open. *Aida- is boring, and i know she writes the questions for her show because no one else cares. *Anne- i cant see anything but her hair. sorry. *Sunny- is nice I guess, but her wig is distracting *Curtis- take home chef, is wierd, a bit creepy. *the neelys-need to get a GD room, I dont know what they are cooking but its usually overshadowed by them feeling eachother up. *Danny-he doesnt get enough airtime for me to know him
soulight soulight 7 years
Pat and Gina Neely are so freakin' adorable it's almost sickening, but their food always looks so hearty and delectable!
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