Women are slightly more selective when choosing their favorite celebrity chefs. (Repeat: slightly.) Here are the lucky seven who make the cut:
The Australian chef regularly appears on television to share his expertise on healthy ingredients and grilling. But the moment this blue-eyed babe utters the phrase "shrimp on the barbie" in that adorable accent, women stop taking notes and start giggling like schoolgirls.
The sexy Italian-American competed on the seventh season of Dancing With the Stars and his latest cookbook Now Eat This! contains comfort food recipes that are all under 350 calories. A man who can dance and cook a low-calorie spaghetti carbonara? Done deal.
It's disappointing that his nickname "The Naked Chef" refers to his use of simple ingredients rather than his cooking in the buff. But mothers prefer a noble cause to nudity, and the outspoken Brit uses his celebrity to campaign for healthier school lunches in Britain and America.
The head judge on Bravo's Top Chef is a big bald teddy bear. (Think of him as the Bruce Willis of the culinary world.) He's tough but never rude to show contestants, gracious in interviews, and comes off as an all-around good guy, which is why the gals (and the gays) are crazy about him.
When the reality TV queen isn't brawling with New York housewives, she's tweeting recipes and advice on healthy eating to her fans. The brain behind the Skinnygirl brand is a godsend for social butterflies; her pre-blended margarita contains 100 calories per serving.
The "bad boy of cuisine" earned his reputation drinking, smoking, and swearing his way through exotic eating adventures on the Discovery Channel's No Reservations. But he's got 25 years of kitchen experience to back up the boorish behavior that makes viewers' hearts beat faster.
It's no coincidence that America's highest grossing celeb chef is also the most down-to-earth. Women relate to Ray because she's like their BFF from high school: chubby, bubbly, and unembarrassed to yell "Yum-o!" over a bowl of mac and cheese (most likely made in 30 minutes.)