It’s a beautiful Friday and there is an entire T.G.I.F. buzz in the office. We love the smell of weekends and for Zoink!’s Friday Food Porn, instead of talking about yummy food, we decided that we would write about some yummy chefs who make yummy food. Excited? We are too
So, our top 5 yummilicious chefs are:
5. Gordon Ramsay:
We know you raised your eyebrows right there, and we know what you’re thinking. But, no, he’s not a complete maniac. He acts like the devil because he’s supposed to behave like one in Hell’s Kitchen. He’s otherwise quite pleasant actually, and is blessed with smouldering looks. This hot Scottish chef is known as the bete noir of the cooking world and a foul mouthed perfectionist who doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Having firmly secured 3 Michelin stars for his restaurants under his belt (the first Scottish man to achieve such a feat) and for being such a bad ass with a sexy accent, Ramsay earns the # 5 spot in Yummilicious Chefs.
4. Curtis Stone:
This delectable chef from Australia shot to fame by hosting ‘Take Home Chef’ in the US. In each episode of the show, Stone introduces himself to a woman in a grocery store, and asks if she is cooking a meal for someone that night. When the person responds affirmatively, Stone offers his services to help cook dinner, and whips up a fabulous meal in her house. One would actually notice how most of these women would openly ogle and drool at Stone, while he would sexily flash his smile and resume cooking. The show relied on faux sexual tension, to ensure you’re glued to the TV. We wish he was our Take Home Chef for a day. We’re sure we’d never let him leave *deep sigh*.
3. Padma Lakshmi:
This hot Indian chef dons many hats – television host, cookbook author, model, mother. While her claim to fame was originally modelling for brands like Ralph Lauren and Alberta Ferretti, Lakshmi always expressed an interest in food and cooking. As the star of Padma’s Passport, judge on Top Chef and a host of the Planet Food documentary series, she gamely cooked and ate her way through a multicultural travelscape. Her most popular quote – “The best thing you can do for someone is make them a beautiful plate of food. How else can you invade someone’s body without actually touching them?” We agree, Padma, and how!
2. Jamie Oliver:
This hot English cookbook author and chef literally makes love to his food, and has women all over the world swooning over him. He makes even boring food look good and makes the art of cooking entirely a sensuous one. His show ‘The Naked Chef’ gave him his first break into television entertainment; and although the show was about simple food at its best, it became extremely popular because of Oliver’s style (and, we guess, many women hoped that at some point he would get naked). Besides being a sexy chef, he also campaigns against the use of processed foods in national schools, and strives to improve unhealthy diets and poor cooking habits in the UK and US.
A man who can cook and who has his heart in the right place. Who wouldn’t fall in love with him?
And, our # 1 Yummilicious Chef is *drumroll please*:
1. Nigella Lawson
There is no surprise here, really. This English food writer, journalist and broadcaster is more popularly known as Queen of Food Porn, for her ‘flirtatious’ manner of presenting. Like Oliver, she also makes love to her food, but is a lot more intimate with it, which makes her immensely popular. She is neither a trained chef nor cook, and has assumed a distinctly relaxed approach to her cooking. Her popular TV show ‘Nigella Bites’ made the whole world fall in love with her and her cooking style. What we love about her is that she cooks with love and is unafraid to eat butter, meat and desserts. Not being trained herself, she took everyday ingredients and turned them into exotic dishes, assuring all of her viewers that ‘Anyone can cook’. Having successfully tried out her recipes, we believe her too!
So, there, those are Zoink!’s Top 5 Yummilicious Chefs. Think we have missed anyone out? Give us a shoutout below and let us know!