When you think "hot female chef," what's the first name that pops into your head? Nigella Lawson? Rachael Ray? Giada De Laurentiis? All good choices, but Maxim passed on all of them to make room for their official Hottest Female TV Chef. They decided to go with 64-year-old Southern chef Paula Deen.
Allow Maxim to explain. The publication writes, "Anthony Bourdain may think she's the most dangerous person in America thanks to her calorie-packed cooking, but we find danger sexy. Just imagining the slippery, sloppy butter-sex we'd have with Paula makes us... hungry for a bacon-wrapped, beer batter-fried stick of butter, weirdly."
Maybe not the route we would have gone, but fair enough. If fried, fatty foods are the key to your heart, look no further than Mrs. Deen. We're sure that the twice-married Emmy-winning cooking show host could melt your heart, throw it in a deep frier, and slather it in mayonnaise like no one else. (And that's just the first course.)
To be fair, Maxim admits it's a little bit of a joke. While their other selections, such as Padma Lakshmi and Aida Mollenkamp, had sexy photos along with their names, for Paula's profile they simply left an image of a stick of butter. Still, as long as we're going with this "sexy danger" theme, we had to include Martha Stewart. (What's sexier than securities fraud, right?)
We're pitting Deen against some of the sexiest female TV chefs we can think of (and Martha Stewart) to find out who the real winner is. Will she still come out on top against the likes of Rachael Ray and De Laurentiis? Let us know who you think is the hottest female TV chef.