Shut Up And Take Our Money: The 5 Best Celebrity Chef Endorsements Of All Time
We’re all of the general opinion that Chefs Selling Out is a Bad Thing which leads to the Destruction Of America And the Degeneration Of Culture. Sometimes, however, the selling out just…works. It makes you want more of whatever they’re selling, especially when it’s done gracefully (unlike, say, Anthony Bourdain paying for things on No Reservations with the .) Here are five things that chefs endorse that you Chase Sapphire card should buy, because they’re awesome.
1.Ferran Adria's Cereal Spoon
Ferran Adria designed this spoon specifically for cereal -- the holes allow the milk to drain out, leaving your cereal perfectly crunchy without getting too soggy. By the way, it's plated in 24-karat gold. Perfect for those with manservants to feed them Cap'n Crunch by hand whilst reclining on the beaches of Catalonia. Or, y'know, on your couch, wearing cow-print pajamas on a Saturday night in. This spoon is perfect for all occasions. AND OH MY GOD THERE ARE SO MANY COOL SPOONS ON THIS SITE.
2.David Chang for Uniqlo
Uniqlo. We hate how we love you. We hate that we love all your clothes but can't fit into them, because we are not twiggy hipster girls. We also hate/love how you got the anti-marketing David Chang to appear in an ad campaign for you by donating money to a Gravesend, NY public school participating in the Edible Schoolyard program.
3.Tom Colicchio for Vampire Acceptance on True Blood
In the parallel universe where vampires and werewolves and shapeshifters and witches and also maybe fairies exist, one thing remains the same: celebrity chefs go on morning shows to help solve those awkward party problems. In this universe (which exists solely on the extras section of the
True Blood DVD collection), Tom Colicchio has vampire friends for whom he cooks. We like this parallel universe Tom Colicchio.
WATCH: Tom Colicchio on True Blood
4.Thomas Keller for BMW
The French Laundry and BMW teamed up, the German automaker used their fancy cars to ferry guests to the Yountville restaurant. In return for these cars and presumably a boat load of money, Thomas Keller... made a special dish in BMW's honor. That's it. A friggin' "Four Story Hill Farm Apple-Fed Pork Loin with Bratwurst, Braised Red Cabbage, Apple Dumplings, and Grain Mustard Sauce." That's like buying Alaska for one cent per acre. Plus, Keller actually owns BMWs, including a ridiculously old one he bought back in the Seventies.
5.Eric Ripert for Cuisinart Toaster Ovens
Avec Eric was an actual television show where Ripert traveled around the world, it was a web series extolling the virtue of the Cuisinart Toaster Oven, a marvelous little machine with which you could broil red snapper and roasted tomatoes and filets of salmon. Okay, that kind of counts as shilling, but we actually learned how to cook fish from those videos back in 2008! Thanks, toaster ovens (and maaaaaaybe thanks to Cuisinart for making toaster ovens.)