Know what's a surefire way to knock out an impressive dish? Steal it from a celebrity chef — we do it all the time. Well, not steal. We ask permission, nicely, from their publishers, and as a result of that hard work we'd like to offer you a few of our favorite celebrity chef recipes of all time. They work 16-hour days, judge and compete on all our favorite food reality shows and still find time to occasionally chat with us. Trust them. These 12 dishes are backed by some of the best chefs we've encountered.

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