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Celebrity Chefs are Taking Over Instagram With Cooking Shows From Their Own Kitchens

Lives of people around the world have been disrupted by the current pandemic. Traditions and celebrations had to be forgone as social distancing has become the norm. To give their followers a taste of normalcy figuratively and literally, celebrity chefs have made their Instagram accounts an avenue for their homemade cooking shows.

These food experts have shared recipes you can do during the quarantine and a glimpse of how their own kitchens look like. From lifestyle guru Martha Stewart to Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura, get a tip or two from these 9 celebrity chefs doing Instagram cooking shows at home.

Ina Garten

Who doesn’t love the Barefoot Contessa? The host of the well-loved Food Network cooking show, Ina Garten, couldn’t host parties and get-togethers during this time, but it doesn’t mean she can’t whip up something to entertain herself.

Garten seemingly shifted from culinary arts to mixology in an Instagram post featuring her making a cosmo that could make your days in isolation a little bit better. She shared how to make her favorite cosmo but with a big twist. The pitcher she was making was for herself. She even poured it into a huge cocktail glass. We also get a glimpse of her traditional-styled kitchen—with all-white cabinetry, sleek black countertops, and cupboards—where her cooking show is usually filmed.

Ina Garten hosts a cooking show filmed from her home kitchen.

Christina Tosi

If you’re craving a sugar fix from the Milk Bar, then you have to check out this Instagram post from the dessert chain’s chef and founder, Christina Tosi. She flipped through her archives of sugary recipes to give everyone tips on how to make their chocolate-chip marshmallow cookies.

She even revealed a secret ingredient: caramelized cornflakes crunched and tossed with milk powder, sugar, and salt. Instead of her home kitchen, she was filmed making it in one of her commercial kitchens.

Martha Stewart

Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart wouldn’t approve of skipping on holidays, so she made sure her followers can still have the St. Patrick’s Day feels on their tables by guiding them through the steps in making Irish soda bread.  

Filmed in her Bedford, New York farmhouse, the orange clay tagines, glass jars of various flours, and copper pots hanging overhead in her cooking corner just scream Martha Stewart.

Massimo Bottura

It’s not often you have a cooking class with a Michelin-starred chef. Well, sort of. Since the three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy had to close temporarily due to the pandemic, chef and owner Massimo Bottura has taken his culinary finesse in another platform—Instagram.

Bottura helps food lovers get through the quarantine through daily cooking demos featuring him making delish treats. You can even practice your Italian while you watch him mix milk, cocoa powder, egg yolks, and maple syrup with a wooden spoon to make a chocolate sauce.

Massimo Bottura is famous for his 3-star Italian restaurant Osteria Francescana.

Rachael Ray

In an uncertain time like this, everyone needs some comfort food. This is what Rachael Ray had in mind when she zoomed through steps in making a chicken pot pie.

Since studio recordings of her lifestyle talk show, The Rachael Ray Show, has been on hiatus, Rachael spent some of her free time filming IGTV clips of her cooking while her husband, Johnny, is in charge of the camera. She reportedly started filming her show from this cozy kitchen with subway-tiled walls, butcher block countertops, and cutting boards that are enough to supply a restaurant on April 6.

Rocco DiSpirito

Watching a short clip of Rocco DiSpirito whipping up an omelet in just 22 seconds may make you question your methods. He basically tells people to just shake and stir and let it set, set, set before quickly serving it up.

The New York City-based chef may be familiar to you if you’re a fan of Food Network. He went back to the restaurant life last year to cook at The Standard Grill located in New York’s Meatpacking District.

Geoffrey Zakarian

GZ is out here proving that making fresh pesto is just easy-peasy. Zakarian’s video post shows him making the fridge staple in just 3 minutes. It’s a good ingredient to stock up on during the lockdown as you can use it on a variety of food items like bread, pasta, fish, and more.

The video also gives us a peek into his kitchen designed with black countertops, traditional wood cabinetry, and ivory-colored scalloped backsplash.

Chef-restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian has restaurants in New York City, Miami, and Atlantic City.

Michael Symon

Casually dressed in a Cleveland hoodie and a pair of slippers, celeb chef Michael Symon is seen whipping up another popular comfort food: grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of tomato soup. Symon’s kitchen is equipped with a mean range, rustic ceiling beam, white subway tiles, and a black-trimmed multi-pane window.

Chris Cosentino

Chris Cosentino is famed as the winner of Top Chef Masters and the owner of 3 restaurants including San Francisco’s Cockscomb. But with federal guidelines calling for an extended period of social distancing, Cosentino has focused his energy on making a three-part cooking series of him giving out tips on making cavatelli and kale pesto with lemon and chili. Shimmery midnight-blue backsplash tiles and gold drawer pulls adorn his home kitchen, while his cabinetry with glass doors house a collection of Dutch ovens.

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