Do you ever turn on Food Network, see a chef is making food, and start to drool? I do. Sometimes I even start wondering what kind of food I thought the chefs may be. One night, after thinking about this long and hard, I had an extensive dream where Bobby Flay was literally walking around with steaks on his body. Dreams are weird, food is not.
1. Bobby Flay – Fillet Steak
Alright, I gave the first one away. Bobby Flay is definitely a fillet steak. As a classic American chef, known for his ability to make stellar BBQ, it simply doesn’t make sense if he were anything else. Plus, who wouldn’t want to sink their teeth into that delectable piece of meat?
2. Jamie Oliver – Scotch Egg
There is nothing like the classic British chef to evoke the image of the perfect scotch egg with, of course, a runny yolk. As a man playful, yet always ready to get down to business, the scotch egg represents his friendly messy side, yet ability to satisfy all your hunger in one meal.
3. Guy Fieri – Popping Candy
Guy Fieri. He’s the crazy, loud, obnoxious, polarizing chef who stuffs his face with every big bite he takes. What possibly could Guy Fieri be compared to? Popping candy. Imagine emptying three packets of popping candy into your mouth at once (I’ve done it, I don’t suggest it, it’s hazardous). That right there is Guy Fieri. Exploding with energy and really, you either love it or hate it.
4. Duff Goldman – Cake Doughnut
We all know Duff. Our bald buddy who makes badass, delicious-looking cakes in Baltimore. When I think of Duff, only one thing comes to mind. A cake doughnut. I literally cannot imagine Duff in a way that doesn’t involve cake, but yet he seems like more than just a cake to me. Much more individual and versatile, just as Duff is incredibly individualistic and a versatile pastry chef – Duff simply has to be a cake doughnut.
5. Ina Garten – Pancakes
Ina Garten is the mom of the bunch here – also known as Barefoot Contessa. Whenever I think of her, it brings me back to thoughts of my mom making me breakfast in the morning and singing and dancing in the kitchen.
What food is she, you ask? The classic pancakes. Ina can do so many things, as can pancakes. Yet if you’re woken up with a fresh stack right in front of you (and maybe a side of bacon), how could you not be content with the world? From healthy oat pancakes to the decadent lemon ricotta pancakes, Ina Garten is the perfect combination of home-y, motherly, and multifaceted.
6. Gordon Ramsay – Flambé
What can I say about Gordon Ramsay? We all know he is the definition of a hot head. But have you ever seen him interact with kids? He turns into a gooey supportive mush of a man.
So what possibly could fit these characteristics? A flambé, any kind really. Doused in alcohol and set aflame, yes Gordon is terrifying from the outside, but once that fire goes out, all you’re left with is the delicate dessert oozing with love.
7. Alton Brown – Ice Cream
Cool, calculating, too smart for his own good – is there one food that Alton Brown can be encompassed in? Honestly, probably not. But when I think of Alton Brown, I imagine some gastronomic masterpiece like ice cream made with dry ice (or liquid nitrogen ice cream). Such a creamy delicious dessert, that can be made by such a scientific process perfectly sums up Alton Brown.