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2007's Favorite Female-Celebrity Chef Is...

2007's Favorite Female-Celebrity Chef Is...

As part of our Best of 2007 coverage we asked you who your favorite female-celebrity chef was. Many of you had very strong feelings for or against Rachael Ray and Sandra Lee, but in the end Giada De Laurentiis was your favorite female chef.

While we have nothing but love for Giada, our favorite female-celebrity chef this year was Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa. Her recipes continue to be delicious, simple, and stunning. Her long-lasting love for her husband is inspirational. Plus, we got the chance to speak with her earlier this year. She gave us some wonderful tips and we learned first hand how fabulous she really is.


bunnytoes bunnytoes 9 years
Yes, her recipes are great, but if I hear one more thing about the "Hampton's" I'm gonna gag. Yeah Ina, we get the message already, you live in the "Hampton's". Please, give it a rest already!!
murdock99tx murdock99tx 9 years
Cannot STAND Ina. She's so phony & SNOOTY & self-congratulatory with her stupid husband/lifestyle & such. Gag. Her recipes are too fussy. Have no time for this goofball.
dubyah dubyah 9 years
I hate Ina so much. I honestly cannot watch her shows! Giada on the other hand I love! She will be so cute as a pregnant woman!
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
I didn't vote for her, but I agree with the choice.
kittenheelsrule kittenheelsrule 9 years
Love Ina! She brings fabulous style and and joie de vive to eveything she creates - both in the kitchen and out. Her cookbooks are gorgeous and the recipes are simple, elegant and most of all - delicious. Thank you so much for posting the interview.
music_jewel321 music_jewel321 9 years
I like Ina's recipes very much. Out of all the Food Network star chefs, I think that she is, by far, the best baker.
ladyliz ladyliz 9 years
I've gotta say, Giada is my fav too.
Ina Garten can't hold my attention. She just reminds me of a tight lipped librarian.
SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
Ina's my favorite...always has been. LOVE LOVE her recipes and live off of her recipes. I think she is probably the most "real" of all of the celebrity chefs...and I love her for that.
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 9 years
Love Ina. Her taste is perfection.
bastille_75 bastille_75 9 years
I love Ina and her recipes actually do turn out great!!!!!!!!!! She has style and her love for Jeffrey(sp?) is wonderful!! My whole family loves her!!! Seriously Giada???? Has anyone ever tried her recipes??? They do not turn out at all and involve a lot of 'tweaking'!!! Therefore, my vote goes to the chef who's recipes actually look good enough to try at home and then they turn out just like they did on the show!!!
haute77 haute77 9 years
Wow, this comes as a surprise. I watched her show and the recipes are good, but every time I sit in front of her, I fall asleep.
lil-l lil-l 9 years
Her scones are wonderful!!!
lil-l lil-l 9 years
Yeah for Ina!!!! I adore her!
joannakm joannakm 9 years
i totally agree yum...ina is the best! and giada as the fave??? yuck!
HonestMuffin HonestMuffin 9 years
MINE TOOO!!! I love her. She's so refined, yet simple. Her recipes always turn out well and taste fabulous. Def my favorite of 07!
rumpel2 rumpel2 9 years
I like Ina and Giada, but Sandra and Rachel's voice bothers me.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
I won't knock her recipes, but I can not STAND Ina Garten. She just bugs me.
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 9 years
I like Ina, and the few things I've made from her show have turned out great! Unlike those not so 30 minute meals
LuciLu LuciLu 9 years
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I cant stand mushy boring monotone Ina, whose highlight to the show is feeding her equally as mushy and boring husband.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Awww I can't stand this women. I watched Barefoot Contessa a few times and yea it wasn't for me...
emalove emalove 9 years
I LOVE watching Giada!
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
Yeah for Giada and Ina! :tree: Cool Yule :tree:
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