A Recent History of Celebrity Chef TV Cameos

From Bobby Flay on Entourage to April Bloomfield on Gossip Girl, we rank the best and worst celeb-chef guest spots.

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As the line between scripted television and reality programming continues to blur, so too has the distinction between celebrity chef and television star. Which is probably why so many well-known faces of the culinary world have been popping up all over your television screens lately, most often playing themselves (or at least a version of the television version of themselves).

From reality cooking-show winners, judges, and hosts to well-rounded chefs with a flair for the dramatic, food-world stars are breaking out from behind the burner for guest roles on shows like Gossip Girl, The Simpsons, and Treme. Here, we take a look at 14 of the most memorable celebrity-chef TV cameos in recent years, ranked to help you decide whether it's worth investing in their (limited) screen time.

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