The one name that is not on this list is Julia Child's, that peerless pioneer of television cooking who inspired entire generations of Americans to become homegrown gourmets. Her joyful sensuality was part of her allure: she set the mold for every woman on this list. We chose not to include her because sometimes genius stands apart. Julia Child's is sexy, just re-watch the way the woman eats a pastry, breaks down a chicken, or kneads a mound of dough.
And now, the heiresses to her throne ... these goddesses are so hot, they practically sizzle.
10. Paula Deen
Butter booster Dean is the Emmy-award winning host of "Paula's Party" for The Food Network and a restaurateur who co-owns Savannah's The Lady & Sons with her sons. This sexy, silver fox has a devilish twinkle in her eye, a saucy laugh, and a lust for life.
9. Katie Lee Joel
8. Sunny Anderson
A former catering company owner, she hosts How'd That Get On My Plate and Cooking For Real for The Food Network and in each one, she glows. Her enthusiasm is infectious, as is her honey-sweet smile.
7. Gail Simmons
6. Jaden Hair
She didn't win the recent Top Chef, but she won many hearts. This chef means business in the kitchen, just ask her mentor, world-renown chef Eric Ripert. The more she sweats, hair pulled back, the sexier she gets.
Cheekily referred to as "The Queen of Food Porn" by the British press, this best-selling food writer, critic and broadcast personality has is one sassy vixen: she knows what she's talking about when it comes to food, and we're listening. And watching.
3. Cat Cora
She's a the Food Network favorite, having hosted five cooking shows including Everyday Italian. And with good reason: she's fun, good-humored and stunning.
Calm, collected, and poised, the host of Bravo's Top Chef is possibly the hottest woman on television, period. Her regality is balanced by a hidden sense of humor, and both are complimented by her monster appetite.
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