While shows like Top Chef, The Taste, and Worst Cooks in America have brought real-life cooks (or wannabes) to the point of media saturation, a large segment of the cooking population has been all but forgotten. Who are they? The ones that aren’t real.
Whether it’s an icon of home-cooking being bastardized by SNL, or a plushy puppet that we’re sure can’t cook worth a damn, there are too many film and TV cooks out there masquerading as the real deal. In the slideshow below, we recap our top, well, bottom six along with the reasons we just do not smell what they are cooking.