Film & TV

Celebrity Chefs' Million Dollar Mansions: Look What Cooking Can Buy

Nearly all celebrity chefs have one thing in common -- a fairytale-like rise from poverty and obscurity to fame and fortune.

Paula Deen (who just announced she has type 2 diabetes), was a young bank teller in Savannah, Martha Stewart used to babysit for New York Yankees' kids, and Guy Fieri's big break was winning Food Network's The Next Food Network Star.

Since celebrity has come calling, these chefs have traded in their apartments for luxurious digs worthy of the television shows, book deals, and personal appearances they're known for. With the help of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, we've put together a list of the poshest homes for a peek at the lavish world of cooking on the small screen.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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