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Learn more about your favorite public television cooking hosts. Read their bios, watch their shows, get their Twitter updates, and shop for their cookbooks and DVDs.
Adam Ried

Adam Ried

Adam Ried is the keeper of the Equipment Corner on both America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen.

Alamelu Vairavan

Alamelu Vairavan

Alamelu Vairavan, a native of South India, has lived most of her adult life in the United States. Over the years, she has developed a deep interest in promoting healthy cooking and eating to the American public using spices, legumes and Indian cooking techniques.

Andreas Viestad

Andreas Viestad

Award-winning food journalist and author Andreas Viestad has brought his remarkable knowledge of Scandinavian and world cuisine, culture and history to two acclaimed English-language cookbooks. Andreas has also recently launched a monthly food column for the Washington Post.

Annabel Langbein

Annabel Langbein

New Zealand-born cook, food writer and author Annabel Langbein has written and self-published 21 cookbooks. Her down-to-earth and free-spirited approach, no-fail recipes and clever kitchen tips and tricks have earned her a passionate worldwide following.

Brass Sisters

Brass Sisters

Cookbook authors and culinarians Marilyn and Sheila Brass – "The Food Flirts” – are passionate food explorers of a certain age on a mission to tackle their culinary bucket list one bite at a time.

Bridget Lancaster

Bridget Lancaster

Bridget Lancaster serves as the executive editor for new media, television and radio at America’s Test Kitchen, cohost of America’s Test Kitchen, and an on-screen test cook for Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen.

Bryan Roof

Bryan Roof

Bryan Roof is executive food editor for Cook’s Country magazine and an on-screen test cook for Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen.

Buki Elegbede

Buki Elegbede

The Create Cooking Challenge's 2017 Grand Prize Winner has long been interested in bringing his passion for food to television

Burt Wolf

Burt Wolf

Burt Wolf is the host and author of nine internationally syndicated television series that deal with cultural history, travel and gastronomy. Burt, a former James Beard Foundation Award winner, has also worked as a travel journalist and written or edited nearly 60 books.

Cat Neville

Cat Neville

Catherine “Cat” Neville is the Emmy-winning producer and host of tasteMAKERS, a national public TV series that explores the maker movement from coast to coast.


Chris Nance

Chris Nance

Chris Nance, a self-taught chef and Southern California native, earned second-place honors in the 2017 Create Cooking Challenge. The resulting three-part web series, Chris' Kitchen, can be seen on CreateTV.com.

Christina Pirello

Christina Pirello

Christina Pirello, a popular chef and author of four cookbooks, beat cancer with the help of her healthy, macrobiotic diet; whole-foods cooking quickly became her passion. Christina is one of the country's foremost educators on cooking and alternative health.

Christine Cushing

Christine Cushing

Chef Christine Cushing's impressive food knowledge, curiosity and down-to-earth style has endeared her to viewers of the Food Network Canada and the Oprah Winfrey Network, as well as to readers of her best-selling cookbooks.

Christopher Kimball

Christopher Kimball

In 2015, Christopher Kimball founded Milk Street Kitchen — home to a television series, magazine and cooking school — devoted to teaching home cooks fresher, better ways to prepare foods at home.

Christy Rost

Christy Rost

Christy Rost is a leading lifestyle expert on celebrating the family and home. She is also a cookbook author and cooking and lifestyle TV host.

Claus Meyer

Claus Meyer

Claus Meyer has published 14 cookbooks in Denmark and has hosted his own television series, Meyers Křkken (Meyer’s Kitchen). He co-owns the gourmet restaurant Noma, runs a cooking school, and operates catering, fruit and chocolate supply companies.

Dan Souza

Dan Souza

Dan Souza is executive editor of Cook’s Science at America’s Test Kitchen and serves as an on-screen test cook for America’s Test Kitchen.

Diane Kochilas

Diane Kochilas

Diane Kochilas, celebrity chef, TV cooking-show host, cookbook author and cooking-school owner, has been at the forefront of bringing healthy, delicious Greek cuisine to a wide international audience for many years.

Ed Kenney

Ed Kenney

Family Ingredients' Ed Kenney is a successful restaurateur in Hawai‘i who had no idea he wanted to be a chef – or a TV host.

Ellie Krieger

Ellie Krieger

Chef, registered dietician, nutritionist, New York Times best-selling author, and James Beard award-winner Ellie Krieger helps real people get the most out of life by cooking in the “sweet spot,” where delicious and healthy meet.

Hubert Keller

Hubert Keller

Hubert Keller is one of America's most acclaimed chefs with award-winning restaurants Fleur de Lys in San Francisco and Las Vegas and The Burger Bar in Las Vegas. He is regarded as one of the most imaginative and talented chefs in the United States.

Jack Bishop

Jack Bishop

Jack Bishop is the chief creative officer of America’s Test Kitchen, leading the company’s television shows, magazines, books, websites and online cooking school.

Jacques P pin

Jacques P pin

Chef Jacques Pépin's history on public television spans nearly two decades — from his debut in Jacques Pépin's Kitchen: Cooking With Claudine (1996) to the recently released Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul (2015).

Jaime Isobe

Jaime Isobe

Self-taught chef Jaime Isobe won the 2016 Create Cooking Challenge Grand Prize Winner by wowing judges with his energy, informative presentation, comfort in the kitchen and accessible approach.

Joanne Weir

Joanne Weir

Chef Joanne Weir is a restaurant owner, James Beard award-winning cookbook author, food writer and the host and exeucitive producer of several public television series.

Julia Child

Julia Child

The iconic Julia Child pioneered cooking television through her highly successful cooking shows, including The French Chef and Dinner at Julia’s, and authored a series of best-selling cookbooks.

Julia Collin Davison

Julia Collin Davison

Julia Collin Davison serves as executive editor for the book division of America’s Test Kitchen, cohost of America’s Test Kitchen, and an on-screen test cook for Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen.

Kevin Belton

Kevin Belton

Self-taught Creole chef Kevin Belton pulls back the curtain to showcase the legendary cuisine of his native New Orleans.

Laura McIntosh

Laura McIntosh

As host and executive producer of the fun and informative traveling cooking program Bringing it Home with Laura McIntosh, Laura shares fun and easy ways to enjoy food at its peak of freshness while, at the same time, educating consumers about the cultural and heritage aspects of food.

Laura Theodore

Laura Theodore

Jazzy Vegetarian host Laura Theodore is a television and radio host, vegan chef, sustainable lifestyle blogger, compassionate cookbook author, and award-winning jazz singer and actor.

Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich is an Emmy Award-winning public television host, a best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business.

Lisa McManus

Lisa McManus

Lisa McManus is an executive editor in charge of equipment testing and ingredient tasting at Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines. She researches and writes about kitchen gear and food, and serves as the on-screen gadget guru for America’s Test Kitchen.

Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson

No Passport Required's host and executive producer Marcus Samuelsson is an acclaimed chef, sucessful cookbook author, busy philanthropist and an international patron of the arts.

Mary Ann Esposito

Mary Ann Esposito

Mary Ann Esposito is the creator and host of the public television series Ciao Italia, the longest running cooking series in television history. She is the author of many best-selling cookbooks, including Ciao Italia Family Classics.

Mike Colameco

Mike Colameco

Mike Colameco is the host of  the popular, long standing, public television series “Mike Colameco’s Real Food”.

Ming Tsai

Ming Tsai

Ming Tsai’s love of cooking (and eating) great food was forged early on while working at his parents’ restaurant, Mandarin Kitchen, in Dayton, Ohio. The award-winning chef and author is the host of public television’s Simply Ming.

Neven Maguire

Neven Maguire

At the core of Neven's philosophy is a dedication to using only the finest local seasonal ingredients.

Nick Stellino

Nick Stellino

Nick Stellino grew up in Palermo, on the island of Sicily, and came to the United States in 1975. In 1991, he decided to leave his lucrative career as a Wall Street stockbroker in order to follow his dream of becoming a chef. He achieved his goal and more. Today he is an acclaimed chef, TV host and cookbook author.

P Allen Smith

P Allen Smith

P. Allen Smith is one of America's most recognized and respected garden and design experts, providing ideas and inspiration through his public television series P. Allen Smith's Garden Home and P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table, his best-selling books, and his social media sites.

Pati Jinich

Pati Jinich

Chef and cookbook author Pati Jinich hosts the James Beard Award-winning and Emmy-nominated public television series Pati’s Mexican Table.

Patrick Harlan

Patrick Harlan

One of the best-known U.S.-born entertainers in Japan, Dining With the Chef co-host Patrick Harlan is an accomplished actor, radio DJ and TV personality.

Pete Evans

Pete Evans

Pete Evans is an award-winning Australian chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and host of Australia’s #1 prime time TV show.

Rebecca Becky Hays

Rebecca Becky Hays

Rebecca (Becky) Hays serves as the deputy editor of Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines and appears as an on-screen test cook for America’s Test Kitchen.

Rick Bayless

Rick Bayless

Rick Bayless is an award-winning chef, restaurateur and cookbook author, and humanitarian known for his contributions to popularizing Mexican cuisine in the United States.

Rika Yukimasa

Rika Yukimasa

Chef Rika Yukimasa, co-host of Dining With the Chef, is a "cooking researcher" who introduces Japanese food culture and shares her own easy-to-make Japanese recipes.

Rory OConnell

Rory OConnell

Rory O'Connell is a teacher, cookbook author and co-founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School. Rory served as head chef of Ballymaloe House for 10 years, where he was twice awarded the prestigious title of Ireland’s Chef of the Year.

Sara La Fountain

Sara La Fountain

Finnish cooking sensation Sara La Fountain is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. She lives in Finland where she runs a cooking school , serves as a food columnist for several newspapers, and designs a line of tableware.

Sara Moulton

Sara Moulton

As one of the most respected women in the food world, Sara brings years of training and experience to her series, Sara’s Weeknight Meals. She also serves as Gourmet magazine’s executive chef and food editor for Good Morning America.

Steven Raichlen

Steven Raichlen

Author, journalist, lecturer and TV host Steven Raichlen is the man who reinvented modern barbecue.

Tatsuo Saito

Tatsuo Saito

Dining With the Chef co-host chef Tatsuo Saito runs a cooking school in Tokyo; works in TV, magazines and on the lecture circuit; and is also a prolific author.

Tina Nordstr m

Tina Nordstr m

Tina Nordström, crowned Sweden’s “Most Popular Female TV Host,” hosted the groundbreaking cooking show Mat (Food) With Tina Nordström. Tina has sold nearly one million copies of her three acclaimed cookbooks since 2001.

Vivian Howard

Vivian Howard

Vivian Howard originally made a name for herself in the Manhattan restaurant world and with her own gourmet delivery service.

Yu Hayami

Yu Hayami

Born in Japan and raised in Guam and Hawaii, singer/actress Yu Hayami brings her love of good food and fine wine to Dining With the Chef.



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