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Cook Like a Celebrity: Recreate Dishes from Your Favorite Cooking Shows

Jun 14, 2023 | By: Natural Delights

Have you ever found yourself captivated by cooking shows featuring celebrity chefs? Their expertise, creativity, and mouthwatering recipes never fail to inspire us to step up our culinary game. So, we invite you to channel your inner celebrity chef and recreate dishes from your favorite cooking shows. And what's more, we'll be incorporating the delightful and versatile Medjool dates into these recipes, adding a touch of natural sweetness and depth of flavor. Get ready to impress your family and friends with these delicious Medjool date-infused creations!

(Photo Credit: Gordon Ramsay)

Gordon Ramsay's Sticky Medjool Date Toffee Pudding:

Let's start with a dessert that will leave everyone craving for more - Gordon Ramsay's Sticky Medjool Date Toffee Pudding. This classic British dessert features a moist date cake smothered in luscious toffee sauce. The natural sweetness and rich flavor of Medjool dates make this pudding truly irresistible.


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Padma Lakshmi's Medjool Date Chutney

Padma Lakshmi is known for her culinary expertise, and her Medjool Date Chutney is a versatile condiment that can add flare to any dish. Made with Medjool dates, spices, and a hint of tanginess, her chutney pairs beautifully with grilled meats, sandwiches, and even cheese platters. It's a must-have in your recipe repertoire.


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Jamie Oliver's Amazing Date Shake:

Jamie’s take on this classic recipe is light, refreshing, and full of caramel goodness thanks to the hero of the dish - Medjool dates! And if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding your own additional flavors or toppings like chocolate, nuts, or whipped cream to make it your own.


(Photo Credit: Rachael Ray Show online)

Rachael Ray's Chicken Marbella:

In partnership with Chef Yotam Ottolenghi, Rachael Ray introduced this sweet and briny chicken, and it’s a showstopper! Not only does it use chopped dates for a chewy sweetness, but the chicken is marinated with date syrup which creates a gorgeous crust on the skin. Your next family dinner is the perfect time to try this recipe. 


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Anne Burrell’s Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Stuffed Dates:

If you think Medjool dates wrapped in bacon are good, just wait until you try this chorizo stuffed version. Informally known as “meat candy,” this quick appetizer gives you the perfect combination of sweet, spicy, and savory all in one bite. Make these at your next family gathering and watch as they disappear in a matter of minutes. 


Bobby Flay’s Vanilla-Cardamom Cast-Iron Skillet French Toast with Pan-Roasted Apples and Date Molasses-1

(Photo Credit: Food Network)

Bobby Flay’s Vanilla-Cardamom Cast-Iron Skillet French Toast with Pan-Roasted Apples and Date Molasses:

If you’re looking for a way to bring an elevated brunch experience to your own kitchen, this recipe is for you. This classic cast iron french toast is made even better with a caramel apple flavor twist thanks to roasted apples, homemade date molasses and whipped cream. 

With these recipes inspired by celebrity chefs, you can bring the culinary magic of cooking shows into your own kitchen. The addition of Medjool dates adds a touch of natural sweetness, nutritional value, and complexity of flavor to these dishes, elevating them to a whole new level. So, put on your chef hat, gather your ingredients, and get ready to cook like a celebrity. Plus, check out more delicious Medjool date recipe inspiration on the Natural Delights website

Remember, cooking is an art form, and you are the artist. Embrace your creativity, have fun in the kitchen, and savor the delicious results of your celebrity-inspired cooking adventure. Bon appétit!


Meet Bridgette Weber, trade marketing manager at Natural Delights. Bridgette is a newlywed and recent transplant to the Chicago area where she enjoys getting outdoors for a scenic hike or taking it indoors with hot yoga. She’s a foodie at heart and loves finding a good healthy hack to help her enjoy great tasting foods without sacrificing nutrition.
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