June 6, 2017
Andy in Lifestyle

Celebrity Cookbooks We Love (and Love to Hate)

Does your favorite celebrity have a cookbook? Probably. Does it mean it's great? Not really. Check out these celebrity cookbooks that we love and also love to hate, to find out who thinks they have something to offer. We can't guarantee they really have anything to offer, though, except maybe a few laughs.

Celebrities seem to know everything. They tell us what to watch, how to dress, what kinds of makeup to use, what products to buy, how to raise our children, what scents to wear, how to stay fit, and so on. So, when you are looking for cookbooks, you will most likely find an entire section of celebrity cookbooks. If you are tired of the celebrity-obsessed culture we live in, you might skip this section. But we will admit, there actually are some decent, if not great, cookbooks with celebrity names attached. And then there are the celebrities where you think, you made all this food? No? Bye. We have put together this list to highlight all those celebrity cookbooks that have us rolling our eyes, groaning, laughing out loud, or all of the above. This is our list of celebrity cookbooks we love to hate….and plus a few that we actually love.


Celebrity Cookbooks We Love to Hate

  • CelebraTORI

Nothing against Tori Spelling, but really? Why does she need a cookbook about party planning and why does she need to call it that?

celebrity cookbooks tori spelling

Image: Amazon


  • Gwyneth Paltrow

We have given Gwyneth her own category. From award-winning actress to lifestyle brand, Gwyneth Paltrow has released three cookbooks over the years. She has been in the news a lot lately for her expensive and unrealistic take on life featured on her website GOOP. Will her cookbooks be any different?

celebrity cookbooks gwyneth paltrow

Image: Amazon

celebrity cookbooks gwyneth paltrow

Image: The Atlantic

celebrity cookbooks gwyneth paltrow

Image: Amazon


  • The Kind Diet

We love Alicia Silverstone, especially as Cher from Clueless, but this vegan cookbook is a hard sell. Never eating meat or dairy again, as if!

celebrity cookbooks alicia silverstone

Image: Amazon

  • Liberace Cooks! Hundreds of Delicious Recipes for You from His Seven Dining Rooms

Liberace and his seven dining rooms, do you really think he ate in all of them and cooked all that food? Nice try. 

celebrity cookbooks liberace

Image: Awful Library Books

  • Hot Italian Dish: A Cookbook

Why do we need a cookbook from the daughter of infamous Mafia boss John Gotti? Yeah, we’re not sure either.

celebrity cookbooks victoria gotti

Image: Amazon

  • In the Kitchen with Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites

A cookbook based on the life of the Kardashians gets an immediate love to hate. But then she went and spelled collection with a K. Just no.

celebrity cookbooks kris jenner

Image: Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing

  • Short and Simple Family Recipes

So she is a little person and she calls the cookbook short and simple. Why do we need this?

celebrity cookbooks amy roloff

Image: Amazon


  • Fabulicious! Teresa's Italian Family Cookbook

A New Jersey celebrity housewife with an Italian cookbook. No offense to any fans of the Housewives shows, but we just don’t see the point.

celebrity cookbooks teresa guidice

Image: Amazon


  • Cookin' with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price

While this could be an interesting read, this is more of a gag gift. The recipes are hard to follow, but I guess you aren’t really reading this for recipes. 

celebrity cookbooks coolio

Image: Amazon

Celebrity Cookbooks We Love

  • In the Kitchen with Miss Piggy

How can we say no to this book? Is it a bit strange, sure. But that’s what makes it lovable. I mean, how can we say no to The Muppets?


celebrity cookbooks miss piggy

Image: Pinterest 


  • The Portlandia Cookbook

This funny pair brings their specific brand of Portlandia humor to cooking. Check out everything they have to offer, even if you aren’t the biggest fan of the show. 

celebrity cookbooks portlandia

Image: Clarkson Potter


  • I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

Amy Sedaris knows how to make a celebrity cookbook. She doesn’t take herself too seriously and adds some much needed fun and flair to the world of cookbooks.

celebrity cookbooks amy sedaris

Image: Amy Sedaris


  • Roald Dahl’s Cookbook

The beloved children’s book author gives you a peek into his life with this wonderful family recipes. 


celebrity cookbooks roald dahl

Image: Amazon


  • Karma Cookbook: Great Tasting Dishes to Nourish Your Body and Feed Your Soul 

This really makes no sense at all. But with this cover, how can we not love it. It goes in the category of “So wrong, it's right.”

celebrity cookbooks boy george

Image: Goodreads


#Meal Time

This surprise cookbook from 2 Chainz, included in the deluxe edition of his album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time is a must read. Seriously, here are some lines from the book. 

If wearing a four-finger ring, carefully place it on a side table before starting to cook.

Call Fergie, invite her to watch a movie on Netflix. Once she accepts, start making green beans.


We can’t say no to that.

celebrity cookbooks 2 chainz



Whether you love them or hate them, these celebrities are here to help you live like them. So, why not grab a cookbook and either learn a thing or two or just laugh at the ridiculousness of it all. Happy cooking!

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