5 celebrity chefs we love

After a recent poll revealed Jamie Oliver as “the greatest celebrity chef of all time”, here at Candis we decided to hold our own, unofficial poll on the subject. And here’s who came out top…

Nigella Lawson

Why we love her: She genuinely loves food – and isn’t shy about eating it. She has no shame about using butter, sugar, pasta or potatoes in her calorie-stuffed recipes. And let’s face it, her kitchen innuendos are really quite funny…

Signature dish: Slut-red raspberries in Chardonnay jelly

Nigella Lawson

Heston Blumenthal

Why we love him: With his mad-scientist approach to food, Heston suggests that when it comes to cooking, nothing is impossible. Ok, his culinary creations might not be so easy to create at home – but he’s certainly fascinating to watch…

Signature dish: Meat fruit. Mandarin and chicken liver parfait in the shape of a mandarin orange.

Heston Blumenthal

Mary Berry

Why we love her: With her homespun philosophy, warmth, honesty and delicious yet simple recipes, no wonder Mary has earned the moniker of “nation’s favourite grandmother”. And unlike many reality TV stars, she simply refuses to change her courteous approach to win more viewers. Apparently she’s fond of the odd sherry too…

Signature dish: The all-in-one Victoria sandwich cake.

Mary-Berry

Michael Caines

Why we love him: Despite losing his arm in a car accident, he continued with his career as a chef, going on to win two Michelin stars and an MBE and showing us that when you’ve got real passion, anything is possible.

Signature dish: Crab ravioli, with diced pink grapefruit and ginger.

Michael Caines

Gino D’Acampo

Why we love him: With his charisma and cheeky Italian attitude, he seems to be game for anything – even cooking naked on This Morning before an audience of millions!

Signature dish: Baked sea bass stuffed with Italian salsa.

Gino D’Acampo

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