Can you remember these celebrity chefs from classic TV?

Let's see if you have the recipe for success.

Sometimes "TV dinner" does not mean a slab of Salisbury steak in an aluminum tray. The television has taught us how to prepare dinner for decades, thanks to celebrity chefs. They make culinary techniques seem easy.

Chefs have been showing us skills on the small screen since the very beginning of the medium. Many of them have become household names, thanks to their long-running PBS shows, cookbooks and grocery brands. Let's see how well you remember these top chefs — and a couple fictional characters.
  1. Her 1963 show 'The French Chef' was one of the earliest cooking shows in TV history.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  2. He may not have been a real chef, but this Muppet perhaps got kids into European cousine.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  3. The pioneering chef on the right hosted an NBC series called 'I Love to Eat' way back in 1946. Today, there's a restaurant award named in his honor.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. She launched herself into fame in 1986 with her "Holiday Entertaining" special.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  5. Beginning in 1982, his cooking show proved that he 'Can Cook.'
    Image: AP Photo / Jeff Chiu
  6. This French chef, who once worked for Howard Johnson's restaurants, became a fixture on PBS.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  7. Art Ginsburg was better known by this nickname in his many TV segments.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  8. Betty White played this fictional TV baker and "Happy Homemaker" on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show.'
  9. This Austrian became a household name in the '80s thanks to his trendy L.A. eateries and appearances on morning shows.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  10. He popularized Cajun cuisine and had a line of grocery products.
    Image: AP Photo / Will Yurman
  11. Friedman Erhardt popped up in commercials for years. He was best known by this name.
  12. Through her show '…Cooks' on PBS in the 1960s, this pioneer helped popularize Chinese food in the American home.
    Image: WGBH-TV
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SheriHeffner 14 days ago
7 out of 12. I remember Wok With Yan and The French Chef, and Paul Prudhomme and Chef Tell the best.
DiscoDave 14 days ago
9/12. Not bad considering i only knew 4 for sure.
CarrieMcCourt 15 days ago
12/12 Had to guess on the last question
MrBill 16 days ago
10/12; not too bad considering I never watch cooking shows.
Allison 18 days ago
11/12 got the muppet one wrong
SheriHeffner Allison 14 days ago
I never could understand a single word he said . Just Ork Ork Ork.
AndrewHass 18 days ago
I was 6/12 but that's still 50%
DonS 19 days ago
I never heard of Joyce Chen’s Chinese cooking show.
MrsPhilHarris 19 days ago
10/12 Never heard of some of them.
DouglasMorris 19 days ago
11/12! missed #12. the last one!
BrittReid 19 days ago
10/12. Chef Tell looks like Julia Child with a mustache.
Barry22 19 days ago
8/12, hey, where's 'The Galloping Gourmet'?
MrsPhilHarris Barry22 19 days ago
My favourite!
KimThornadtsson Barry22 16 days ago
8/12. I was wondering the same thing.
anthony 19 days ago
7/12.The Mr Food guy looks like the Frugal gourmet.Probably why they had him as one of the chooses.Paul Prudhomme really looks like Dom Deluise.Wow very young picture of Marthe Stewert.I am more familiar with the Michelin resturant award.
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