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Conjure satisfied smiles and happy tummies under the guidance of these domestic goddesses who make cooking look like a stroll in the park

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Ili Sulaiman


Quirky and candid, Ili Sulaiman is fast becoming Malaysia's best-loved celebrity chef as she personifies Malaysia's signature laid-back vibe. A burning passion for Malaysian recipes with a focus on locally-sourced ingredients makes her shows such as Family Feast With Ili on Asian Food Network, a favourite especially among millennials.

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Nigella Lawson

United Kingdom

Hardly anyone escapes the allure of Nigella Lawson's husky voice and playful confidence when she's hosting one of her many cooking shows, such as Simply Nigella and Nigella Bites. Her eloquence in the kitchen is something of a legend as she utilises only the choicest of words to narrate her tantalising concoctions.

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Siba Mtongana

South Africa

With five US Film and Television Awards and the prestigious Ubuntu Awards under her belt, Siba has taken the cooking world by storm since her eponymous cooking show Siba's Table debuted in 2013. A charming smile and highly approachable presence, not unlike your favourite primary school teacher, seem to be the recipe for her 'Sibalicious' success.

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Pati Jinich


Each season of Pati's Mexican Table takes viewers on a new journey across Mexico, exploring not only the food, but also the culture and history of the area. Speaking from experience, this former policy analyst will make you want to ditch that bowl of rice for a warm, pillowy tortilla with carne asada and guacamole for dinner.

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Rachael Ray


An American cooking icon rivalled only by Martha Stewart, this New Yorker's signature raspy voice is just as iconic as her witty banter and no-fuss recipes. Ray has developed somewhat of a cult following over the years as her cooking empire expands beyond cookbooks and cooking shows into cookware and lifestyle products.

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Debbie Wong

Hong Kong

A mainstay on Asian Food Network, Debbie Wong is  a true globetrotter, having lived all over the world including Montreal, Shanghai, San Francisco, and now she's back in Hong Kong. Previously hosting Food Wars Asia and Kitchen Quickies, you can currently enjoy her signature humour and bubbly personality on her YouTube cooking show, Wok and Gong.

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Amrita Raichand


Mummy Ka Magic is a charming cooking show that has comfortably found its niche in the vast Pan Indian market thanks to its focus on simple yet tasty child-focused recipes. At the heart of the show is Amrita Raichand, who's motherly charm has pulled the show through a whopping 16 seasons!

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