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Sep 30

Celebrity Chef Cookbooks

Keep the Table LaughingSince we were both hopelessly addicted to MasterChef Australia earlier this year, we are awaiting tonight’s Celebrity MasterChef Australia with great anticipation.

We’re keen to see how the chosen celebrities survive the stresses of the MasterChef kitchen Will their soufflés fall? Will their cookies crumble? Will someone accidently set an oven mitt on fire? The potential for disasters is almost limitless and we wait with baited breath for some entertaining viewing in the coming weeks.

To celebrate the first episode of Celebrity MasterChef Australia tonight, we thought we would run a cookbook giveaway. On offer we have Keep the Table Laughing – A Cookbook with a Twist. This is our very own cookbook, written in 2005 and filled with our favourite family recipes as well as anecdotes and a lot of chatter and fun.

We came up with the concept of Keep the Table Laughing when we were discussing the huge number of celebrity chef cookbooks on the market. So, in honour of those inspiring celebrity chefs and the Australian celebrities aspiring to be chefs, we want you to share with us the name of your favourite celebrity chef cookbook.

I’m a cookbook junkie, but since I have been trying to cull my cookbook collection to those that I use regularly, I must confess that the number of celebrity chef cookbooks has dwindled considerably. My current favourite would have to be Janelle Bloom’s Fast, Fresh and Fabulous, although I made a fantastic chocolate mousse last weekend from a recipe in an Iain Hewitson cookbook. Yes, that’s the same Huey who wrote the foreword for Keep the Table Laughing.

Whether you are a fan of likeable lad Jamie Oliver, domestic goddess Nigella Lawson, bad boy Gordon Ramsey, Aussie favourites Neil Perry and Stephanie Alexander or ever popular Australian food stylist Donna Hay, we want to know. We don’t mind whether it’s an international celebrity or a local culinary star, we want to hear which celebrity chef cookbook you love.

We have two copies of Keep the Table Laughing to give away. To enter just leave us a comment below with the name your favourite celebrity chef cookbook. Tweeting the competition will result in a bonus entry.  Competition is only open to Australian residents and will be drawn the day of the Masterchef finale.

Make sure you include your email address when you leave a comment and include our twitter name, @thinkthinkers, in your tweet so that we don’t miss your extra entry.

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  1. Sous Chef

    My Favourite at the moment is Aiden Byrne. Its quite technical (jellies, foams etc) but loving it.

  2. mee

    I’m afraid I don’t know many celebrity chefs. But I’m a huge fan of Jamie Oliver. I watched all his DVDs, podcasts, follow his twitter, and bought his first cookbook: The Naked Chef. What can I say. I love Jamie 🙂

    ps: I love the cover of the book!
    .-= mee´s last blog ..Sunday Salon: Events Galore! =-.

  3. Shehara

    Nigella Lawson – all her books!

  4. KymT

    Wow, so many to choose from, I like Jamie Oliver and I like Donna Hay and Nigella Lawson and you know Martha Stewart is pretty good too! Have you seen her cookies!

    busybbee05(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)au

  5. Chris Howe

    The Perfect Cookbook by Dave Herbert

    He’s a celebrity in my heart…
    .-= Chris Howe´s last blog ..An_Idle_Dad: @TheNDM @TudorGrrrl I just spilt my tea… Thanks… The answer – I’ll ask the wife. =-.

  6. Chicago mover

    I think i came across a nice and a perfect cookbook.

    Thanks for posting.

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