29+ Celebrities Who Have Cooked Up Their Own Cookbooks


| LAST UPDATE 08/09/2023

By Malikah Mcintosh

Even celebrities have to have hobbies, right? From Grammy-winning singers to accomplished actresses to reality stars, check out this list of celebrities with cookbooks. Warning: you may leave hungry!

Gwyneth Paltrow

What can't she do? Gwyneth Paltrow has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and an Emmy. She's a mother and the CEO and founder of her lifestyle company, Goop. Also, she is the author of five cookbooks.

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Paltrow has become an icon for a healthy, clean eating lifestyle. Her book The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal became a bestseller, and for good reason! From the sheet pan chicken broccolini to the chocolate chia pudding, one recipe is better tasting than the next. 

Chrissy Teigen

When Chrissy Teigen decided to write a cookbook, she wanted it to be more than just another celebrity cookbook. The model became known for her funny quips on Twitter and her hilarious antics with singer-husband John Legend. Since then, she has created a Cravings empire.

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She told Eater, "I didn't want it to be a celebrity cookbook where you're not sure if they really cook or if they just put their name on something. I wanted people to know that these are really the recipes that we love at home." Teigen has authored three cookbooks and released a cookware line. 

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Reese Witherspoon

While exercise gives you endorphins, and endorphins make you happy, so does Reese Witherspoon's cookbook! Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits takes readers through the ins and outs of Reese's world and her recipes. 

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The book is filled with tips and tricks on how to be the ultimate Southern-style host. The actress narrated the book's audio version. Although it is the only cookbook the Academy Award winner has released, she has been keeping quite busy regardless with her own production company, clothing line, and book club.

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Stanley Tucci

Known for his roles in The Lovely Bones, The Devil Wears Prada, and Julie & Julia, Stanley Tucci has always had a love other than acting. It is, of course, food. The New York native was born to Italian parents, and the family even spent a year living in Italy during Tucci's childhood.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tucci shared videos of him making cocktails. They went viral. Afterward, the actor starred in a docuseries titled Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, where he explores the food and culture of Italy's regions. The actor has continued to explore his love for food through three different cookbooks. 

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Sarah Michelle Gellar

There will be no slaying vampires in this kitchen, maybe just a few eggs being cracked! Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, released her cookbook in 2017. Stirring up Fun with Food became a hit and an easy way to get the whole family involved with cooking.

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The cookbook focuses on letting kids have fun and be adventurous with their food. The cookbook has "more than 100 fun food-crafting ideas that take basic food preparation to a surprising new level." This isn't Gellar's first foray into the food industry. She also co-founded Foodstirs, which are easy-to-make kits for families.

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Freddie Prinze Jr.

Cooking seems to run in the family. Gellar's husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., is also the author of his very own cookbook. Freddie wrote Back to the Kitchen: 75 Delicious, Real Recipes (& True Stories) from a Food-Obsessed Actor. The book delves into the Scooby Doo actor's childhood in New Mexico with a Puerto Rican heritage.

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The cookbook has everything from weeknight meals that are easy to prepare to more elaborate recipes for a romantic date night. Whatever he's cooking up in the kitchen works because the Hollywood power couple have been together for over 20 years. Freddie Prinze Jr.'s cookbook is really all that!

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Joanna Gaines

This next celebrity has been doing a lot of fixing up in the home before she started to fix up recipes in the kitchen. Joanna Gaines and her husband, Chip Gaines, starred in the reality series Fixer Upper on HGTV. From that, they created their empire with a TV Network, a coffee shop, home design lines, and more.

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Joanna took her talents into the kitchen and wrote three cookbooks. Her first cookbook, Magnolia Table, became a #1 New York Times bestseller. Some recipes from her collection include overnight French toast, stuffed pork loin, and peanut butter pie. Who else has a watering mouth?

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Tracy Morgan

Many know Tracy Morgan for his hilarious portrayals on Saturday Night Live30 Rock, and The Last O.G. However, what a lot of people don't know about the stand-up comedian is his love for working in the kitchen. Inspired by his role in The Last O.G., the actor wrote The Last O.G. Cookbook: How to Get Mad Culinary Skills.

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Morgan said in a statement, "I can throw down in the kitchen, so I'm excited to put these recipes in a book packed with soul and bold in-your-face flavors." Some of the recipes included in the book are chopped cheese dip, wild-style lasagna, and Tray's Cornflake-battered fried chicken with sweet pickles.

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Tiffani Thiessen

This Beverly Hills, 90210 alum has made quite the name for herself. Tiffani Thiessen does not need a bell to save her because she is one extraordinary cook. The actress has released two cookbooks and hosted her television cooking series, Dinner at Tiffani's

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When writing her second cookbook, Here We Go Again, Thiessen told People, "I really wanted to give that love letter to my childhood. I want people of my age and around my age bracket to feel like, 'Well, I remember this dish, and I remember my mom had this recipe too.'" 

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Natalie Morales

When she's not busy anchoring the TODAY show or hosting Access Hollywood, Natalie Morales likes to cook for her family. Bringing in the flavors from her childhood in Taiwan with a Brazilian mother and a Puerto Rican father, Morales has a wealth of knowledge she wants to share with everyone in her cookbook.

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At Home with Natalie: Simple Recipes for Healthy Living from My Family's Kitchen to Yours is inspired by Morales's family legacy. She shared with TODAY, "Some of these recipes I have been making alongside my mom since I could reach the counter. I grew up watching her and that's what inspired this." 

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Miranda Lambert

Country singer Miranda Lambert knows how to hit the right notes on the stage and in the kitchen. The Heart Like Mine singer's cookbook, Y'all Eat Yet?: Welcome to the Pretty B*tchin' Kitchen, became a New York Times bestseller. Lambert is topping the charts with every endeavor she takes on.

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Lambert told ET, "I wanted this book to be sort of timeless and something that can be generational, that you give your mom for Mother's Day and pass down. It is all about spending time and not about being perfect and not about some Instagram moment. It's about really living in the moment with people you love."

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Antoni Porowski

Most know him as the Food and Wine expert on Netflix's Queer Eye, but there is more than meets the eye to Antoni Porowski. The Canadian worked in restaurants while trying to make it as an actor. He found his passion for food and wine during this time and has shared that love with audiences and readers everywhere.

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The Queer Eye star released his first cookbook, Antoni in the Kitchen, in 2019, which he describes to USA Today as "a culinary memoir." His follow-up came two years later with Antoni: Let's Do Dinner. Recipes vary from easy recipes to cook up after a long day at work to more decadent meals for entertaining. Where's our invite?!

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Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria is certainly not a "desperate housewife" when she's in the kitchen. The actress wrote in her 2011 cookbook, "My love affair with cooking started long ago." Since then, it has only grown as Longoria has had multiple titles as an actress, producer, entrepreneur, director, and activist.

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Eva's Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends displays her passion for food and Mexican heritage. She has continued to show that love as a host for CNN's Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico, where she explores the culture, cuisine, and history of the various regions of Mexico. 

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Drew Barrymore

Child actress turned television host Drew Barrymore has one more thing to add to her resume: cookbook author. Her love affair with food started in her twenties when she traveled around the world and tried different restaurants, per People. She said this inspired her to start cooking in her 30s and 40s.

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The 50 First Dates actress decided to share her favorite recipes, personal journey, and family photos in her first cookbook, Rebel Homemaker: Food, Family, Life. Barrymore also has a cookbook club and regularly hosts chefs on her daytime talk show. She's a foodie after our own hearts. 

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Kristin Cavallari

Since becoming an iconic reality television star on Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and The Hills, Kristin Cavallari has become an icon for her lifestyle company, Uncommon James, and cookbooks. Her third and latest cookbook, Truly Simple: 140 Healthy Recipes for Weekday Cooking, is giving fans a glimpse into her "real life."

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Cavallari shared in the book's introduction, "The theme of this book mirrors my life during the past few years. I'm not trying to be something I'm not, and I'm okay with letting everyone see the real me." Her first two cookbooks, True Roots and True Comfort, focus on recipes without gluten, dairy, or refined sugar. 

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Kris Jenner

You may not be whipping out the Hermès china like Kris Jenner for your meals, but you can eat like a Kardashian-Jenner for the day. The momager and reality television star released a cookbook in 2014 titled In The Kitchen With Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites

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Jenner shares some of her family's favorite recipes, tips for entertaining, and insights into her personal life, like how she craved the Cheesecake Factory blue cheese dressing when pregnant with Khloé. There's no task too big for matriarch Kris Jenner, and this cookbook proves it.

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Reba McEntire

Not only is Reba McEntire the "Queen of Country," but she is also the Queen of the Kitchen. The legendary country music singer and actress shared personal photographs, inspiring stories about her career, and over 60 recipes from her private kitchen and restaurant.

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In Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off Your Boots, Reba gets down to the nitty-gritty. She even showed off one of her recipes for electric lemonade on the TODAY show. The Can't Even Get the Blues singer draws on inspiration from her life in Oklahoma. 

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Ayesha Curry

Ayesha Curry has always had a love for cooking. When she first married her NBA star husband, Stephen Curry, she began sharing her passion for cooking through a food blog. Soon enough, it became a YouTube channel and led to her Food Network show, Ayesha's Home Kitchen. Curry wrote her first cookbook in 2016, The Seasoned Life.

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Since then, she has written two more cookbooks, The Full Plate and Tastes. Additionally, Curry was one of the hosts of The Great American Baking Show and owns a meat-centric restaurant. She also has a cookware line. Everything that Curry does is a slam-dunk success! 

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Many know Ahmir Thompson by his professional name, Questlove. The musician has made a name in the music industry, and now also the food one! The Roots frontman and drummer decided to put down his drumsticks and pick up a spatula to create an incredibly unique and creative cookbook.

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Mixtape Potluck Cookbook: A Dinner Party for Friends, Their Recipes, and the Songs They Inspire is meant to mimic the "Food Salons" he hosts for friends and shares their recipes. This isn't his first book about food, either. Questlove also wrote something to food about, which features conversations with ten chefs.

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Sheryl Crow

All we wanna do is have some fun and make a few recipes from Sheryl Crow's iconic cookbook. The Grammy Award-winning singer decided to write the cookbook after her battle with breast cancer inspired her to lead a healthier lifestyle. The book features "rock-and-foll flavored" recipes for every time of the year.

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If It Makes You Healthy: More Than 100 Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Seasons gives fans a glimpse into Crow's favorite dishes and her personal anecdotes about her rise to stardom. The Soak Up the Sun singer told Rachael Ray, "I learned a lot about nutrition because I wanted to be proactive in my cancer treatment." 

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Alicia Silverstone

Activist, actress, and proud vegan Alicia Silverstone has written a cookbook to share her wisdom and recipes. In The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet, Silverstone gives insight into how to make a plant-based diet delicious.

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Silverstone shared with Good Housekeeping, "That choice you make for breakfast, lunch, and dinner is so important for self-care. When you eat really well, you feel really well." The Clueless actress is definitely clued in on how to make a tasty and healthy meal.

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Brian Baumgartner

Brian Baumgartner is best known for his iconic role as Kevin Malone in The Office. In one of the most memorable moments from the series, Baumgartner spills his "famous chili" all over the floor and continues to slip several times. Even though the scene was only 35 seconds long, it has become ingrained in pop culture.

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It also left a mark on the actor. After filming the episode, Baumgartner was inspired and decided to try making chili for himself. His cookbook, Seriously Good Chili Cookbook: 177 of the Best Recipes in the World, features chili recipes from cook-off winners, restaurateurs, and Baumgartner himself.  

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Haylie Duff

For anyone who watched Disney Channel in the '00s, Haylie Duff is a recognizable face. The actress and singer is best known for her roles in 7th Heaven, Napoleon Dynamite, and Lizzie McGuire. Oh, and her little sister is Hilary Duff. In 2012, Haylie started a blog, which has turned into a television series and a cookbook.

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The Real Girl's Kitchen cookbook is inspired by Duff's great-great-grandmother's recipe book, her Texan roots, and her life in Los Angeles. Duff didn't start her cooking journey until she moved into a new home with a beautiful kitchen. Now, look at her! She's genuinely a cooking inspiration. 

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Ali Larter

The "final destination" for Ali Larter is a beloved cookbook! The actress drew inspiration from her love of entertaining and cooking for others to create a book. Kitchen Revelry: A Year of Festive Menus From My Home to Yours shares Larter's coveted recipes and tricks for assembling the perfect party.

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Larter shared with People her advice on getting kids involved in the kitchen, "Start out with things that you love. At this point, I try to feed my son what we eat for dinner and expose him to really interesting, different foods." The actress also shares her food adventures on her blog and social media.

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Danny Trejo

The LA native has had quite the path. He's appeared in dozens of recognizable movies like Desperado, Heat, From Dusk Till Dawn, and many more. However, the tough guy actor has become just as well known for his cooking. He's taking his "machete" from films and into the kitchen.

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He has several restaurants throughout Los Angeles and is the author of cookbooks Trejo's Tacos: Recipes and Stories from L.A. and Trejo's Cantina: Cocktails, Snacks & Amazing Non-Alcoholic Drinks from the Heart of Hollywood. For Trejo, "The kitchen has always been a place that brought my family together," he told E! News

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Martina McBride

For Martina McBride, the "time has come" for her to add another title to her resume, cookbook author. The country singer first stepped onto the music scene in 1992 and has become one of country music's most beloved icons. She has also become an inspiration in the kitchen with her cookbooks.

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McBride shared about her cookbook Around the Table in an interview, "The book is pulled from my experiences, and I think it's very practical. I'm a home cook. I'm always trying recipes out and trying to learn more." The Concrete Angel singer also hosts Martina's Table on Food Network. 

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Amy Roloff

The world got to know Amy Roloff through the reality television series Little People, Big World. The TLC show followed the Roloff family. Parents Matt and Amy, and one son, Zach, have dwarfism, while the rest of the family are of average height. The series helped to break down stereotypes with their daily depiction of dwarfism.

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Amy filled her cookbook, Short and Simply Family Recipes, with her most cherished and in-demand recipes. There's everything from breakfast recipes like a farm country omelet to family favorites like Amy's pork fried rice. Roloff also opened up a bakery called Amy Roloff's Little Kitchen.

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Eric Wareheim

While he may have acted in Master of None, Eric Wareheim certainly is a master of something. The comedian is a food lover and took his hobby to the next level with a cookbook. Foodheim: A Culinary Adventure became a New York Times bestseller and was listed as one of 2021's best cookbooks by The New Yorker and the New York Post.

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Wareheim told Mashed, "A lot of food shows and food books are off-putting because they're too serious. And I wanted it to be sort of approachable and fun for people that are just getting into it, or people that are like medium-level home cooks." This cookbook is no joke. 

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Teresa Giudice

This Real Housewife of New Jersey knows how to serve it up in the kitchen. Teresa Giudice has been flipping tables and starting fights on Bravo since the first season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. For a brief time, she was also the owner of a restaurant in New Jersey.

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The reality television star has written three cookbooks highlighting family recipes from her mother. The books include Skinny Italian, Fabulicious, and Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit. Additionally, Giudice shares her favorite family recipes on her YouTube channel.

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Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle's nickname is the "Godmother of Soul." Yet, she is apparently also the godmother of the kitchen. The famed R&B singer and actress has written five bestselling cookbooks. LaBelle hosts celebrity guests on her Cooking Channel show, Patti LaBelle's Place

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The On My Own singer told People, "I cook to be happy and I cook to make people happy. And when I feed you, if you don't ask for seconds or take out, I'm going to be angry, because it's from my soul. I give it like I'm doing a show. When I cook, it's like a concert on the stove to me."

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