Celebrity cookbooks seemingly fall into two categories: super A-list like Gwyneth Paltrow or super, um, not A-list, like a Real Housewives reality TV star.

But in-between the quinoa and the cannolis is a plethora of cookbooks from musicians, actors and beloved, if fictional, sitcom housekeeper.

Gone Country
Country music isn’t just about pick-up trucks and break-ups – Southern cooking is definitely on the menu. Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride and Tammy Wynette have all written books that chronicle their family recipes and tried-and-true favourites.

Honourable Mention: Dolly’s Dixie Fixin’s (Jolene is definitely not invited to dinner.)


The Beat Goes On
It’s not just country music that works up an appetite; many musicians have put their kitchen skills to the test with cookbooks. Frank Sinatra, Patti LaBelle, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Coolio, Boy George (the cult classic, Karma Cookbook), to name a few.

Honourable Mention: Are You Hungry Tonight?, a collection of Elvis Presley’s favourite recipes (like peanut butter and ‘nana sandwiches).


6 Degrees of Bacon (and we don’t mean Kevin)
Tony Danza, Stanley Tucci, Eva Longoria, Regis Philbin, Melissa Gilbert, Haylie Duff, Ali Larter and Valerie Bertinelli all have IMBd credits – and at least one cookbook to their names.

Honourable Mention: Alice’s Brady Bunch Cookbook. Because if it’s good enough for Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, it’s good enough for us.


Maria Maria Tallarico is a writer and editor with several years experience in the lifestyle realm, covering everything from luxury travel to pop culture for both print and digital publications including Forbes, LaineyGossip.com and VitaminDaily.com, as well as appearing regularly as an on-air entertainment contributor for CTV Morning Live. She lives in Vancouver with her husband, two boys and grumpy Scottish Terrier.