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Surprise the chef in your life

Martha Stewart, Andrew Zimmern, Mama June from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and your loved one all have something in common: they love to cook. This holiday, surprise the chef in your life with these cookbooks by celebrities from all walks of life.

Andrew Zimmern

Surprise the chef in your life

There's practically nothing Andrew Zimmern won't try when it comes to food. The host of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods America on the Travel Channel explores his passion for food in his book, Andrew Zimmern's Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild, and Wonderful Foods: An Intrepid Eater's Digest. In his book, he not only shares his experiences around the world through stories and fun facts, he also offers different ways to enjoy the most common foods — even broccoli. (Amazon, $12)


Gwyneth Paltrow

Surprise the chef in your life

The Academy award-winning actress returns with her newest book, It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes that Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great. Recipes feature foods she eats when she wants to lose weight and feel more energetic, as well as foods that have helped her overcome anemia and give up popular foods like coffee, dairy, sugar and meat. (Amazon, $23)


Curtis Stone

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As a celebrity chef and host of Bravo's series Top Chef Masters, Curtis Stone offers simple recipes for every day of the week in his book, What's for Dinner? Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life. Whether the chef in your life is novice or seasoned, he or she will enjoy browsing through recipes perfect for those on a budget, throwing a dinner party or simply looking for the perfect Sunday dinner. (Amazon, $26)


TLC stars

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TLC Kitchen features easy-to-make recipes from a variety of chefs, including some of the stars of TLC's most popular series. Contributing authors include Randy Fenoli of Say Yes to the Dress, Mama June of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Buddy Valastro of Cake Boss. (Amazon, $11)


Martha Stewart

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Meatless comes from the kitchens of Martha Stewart Living and features more than 200 recipes for full-fledged vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. The cookbook includes recipes for classics, plus plenty of low-fat, vegan and gluten-free options. Best of all, this book is filled with lots of photos, so you know what the dish is supposed to look like when prepared! (Amazon, $19)


Bobby Flay

Surprise the chef in your life

Get the cook in your life ready for next summer with Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction. This book features some of the best grilling recipes from Food Network star Bobby Flay as well as everything you need to host a great backyard bash. (Amazon, $26)


Kate Gosselin

Surprise the chef in your life

Known for her family of eight she shared on reality TV, Kate Gosselin brings her passion for cooking to her book, Love is in the Mix. This book features recipes that include Asian Pears 'N' Pork Chops, Chili Mommy-Style and Kate's Sausage Cacciatore. From sweet and savory to spicy and saucy, recipes featured in Love is in the Mix are perfect for any chef in the family. (Amazon, $17)

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