The bonus of being a celebrity is having the means to branch out into multiple different avenues. From reality TV stars showing up in movies to athletes appearing in sitcoms, anyone who's in the public eye can partake in different networking opportunities. It may take a "normal" person years to create their own cookbook but with the help of high-end managers and publicists, these celebrities can pump out a cookbook within a year.
While these 10 celebrities don't necessarily have professional training in the art of cooking, they sure do have a passion in the kitchen. Thanks to their name being the spotlight, these stars added their own recipes beloved by family members and friends for food lovers to learn from. Take a look for yourselves to be surprised by these 10 famous at-home foodies.
10 CHRISSY TEIGEN
Chrissy Teigen has to be one of them most famous foodies out there. Although she's a model, wife, mother, and television personality, she has a real love for cooking (and eating) food. After showing pictures and videos of her own food on her Instagram page, fans were begging for some kind of food book.
Eventually, their wishes were granted when Chrissy published not one but two cookbooks, filled with her family's favorite recipes. The books also included adorable images of her relationship and family so it was a win-win for readers.
9 KRIS JENNER
In the Kitchen with Kris was Kris Jenner's cookbook that included 70 recipes that Kris uses for her own family members. From easy dishes to food traditions she does with her kids and grandkids, fans of the Kardashian-Jenners got another exclusive at the very popular family. The cookbook released in 2014 and had recipes for foods like mac and cheese, pasta sauce, fresh salads, and more! Although her memoir was a NY Times Best Seller, her cookbook not so much.
8 TOM BRADY
Back in 2016, NFL veteran Tom Brady created his very own cookbook that's simply called the Nutritional Manual. Considering Tom is one of the healthiest athletes in the game, people couldn't wait to see the recipes Tom uses at home.
The downside to his cookbook is that it sold for around $200... The book had over 80 recipes for any season. So, why is his cookbook hundreds of dollars? According to CBS Sports, the manual is "printed on thick 100-pound text paper," and is made in the States.
7 GWYNETH PALTROW
Thanks to her lifestyle brand Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow's clean and healthy lifestyle is admired by many. If there's one celebrity who's going to fire out healthy cookbooks, it had to be this actress (which is exactly what she did). Writing several books, My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family and Togetherness, Notes From the Kitchen Table, and It's All Good: Delicious Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great are some of her more notable works. But let's be honest, all of these recipes are clean and are created to make you feel good.
6 FREDDIE PRINZE JR.
Actor and family man Freddie Prinze Jr. may be most known for his time on screen but he also had a passion in the kitchen which led him to creating his own cookbook!
Back to the Kitchen: 75 Delicious, Real Recipes (& True Stories) from a Food-Obsessed Actor: A Cookbook showed fans a little behind-the-scenes action of Freddie and his love for food. The cookbook focuses on over 70 recipes that Freddie makes on the fly, on a busy night, and even on romantic dates with his wife, fellow actress Sarah Michelle Geller.
5 TERESA GIUDICE
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice was one of the first Real Housewives to market herself outside of the show. Considering most of the New Jersey cast showcased their love for Italian family culture, Teresa harnassed this interest and created a few of her own family recipe cookbooks! Skinny Italian was her first book that came out in 2010, Fabulicious came out in 2011, and her last cookbook, Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit, came out a year later. Her most recent cookbook, Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again, came out recently and all four made the NY Times Best Sellers.
4 REESE WITHERSPOON
Reese Witherspoon has been acting for years. She's been in award-winning movies, along with popping up in famous sitcoms here and there (like Friends). Outside of acting, this Southern Belle has three kids and a true eye for Southern living.
Plus, Reese has the best style! Knowing how many fans adore Resse and her preppy lifestyle, her book Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits did insanely well. In this cookbook, you'll learn about her Southern upbringing and family recipes like her grandmother's fried chicken!
3 TRACY MORGAN
Actor Tracy Morgan is best known for his time on Saturday Night Live and his addition to 30 Rock but the comedian also has an appreciation for food. Hilariously titled The Last O.G. Cookbook: How to Get Mad Culinary Skills, Morgan's book is based off the TBS show The Last O.G. The recipes insider the book are inspired by the show, including "dessert loaf," pasta dishes, and soulful meals big enough for the whole family.
2 JOANNA GAINES
It shouldn't be surprising that Joanna Gaines has her own cookbook. The expert on HGTV knows how to make any house a home and create beautifully designed interiors, so why wouldn't she be good in the kitchen, too?
Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering hit shelves in 2018 and there's word of a second cookbook coming out soon. Magnolia Table is filled with personal family stories, family meals, holiday starters, and more. Anything Joanna touches is gold so we're sure her second book will be just as great.
1 KRISTIN CAVALLARI
Kristen Cavallari may have started out on Laguna Beach but she's grown now. With kids of her own, a husband, and a business, Kristen is one busy woman. However, the former reality TV star made time to write a cookbook: True Roots: A Mindful Kitchen with More Than 100 Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar: A Cookbook. Mind, Body, Green, even dubbed it one of the five best gluten-free recipe books of all time!