Food Network Chefs and Their Music Friends

When Food Network stars pair up with their musician buddies, you can tell that food and music are just meant for each other.

Photo By: Jake Chessum

Photo By: Jake Chessum

Photo By: Jake Chessum

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Photo By: Spencer Heyfron

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Ina Garten and Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has been an Ina fan for years (she owns all of her cookbooks), and Ina has been a longtime Taylor fan (she owns all of her CDs). 


Food Network’s obsession with music continues: On Saturday, September 20th, join stars like Sunny Anderson, Anne Burrell, Jeff Mauro and Geoffrey Zakarian at the first-ever Food Network in Concert at Ravinia. The all-day event will feature live performances by John Mayer, Twin Forks and Raul Midón, plus plenty of spectacular food. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit


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"Just another day at Barefoot Contessa," Taylor jokes.

When the Pavlova is done, Taylor's brother, Austin, jumps in for a taste and no one waits for plates. "I don't always eat this way," Ina says, laughing.

Geoffrey Zakarian and Ja Rule

"People would think this Geoffrey is so much different from this Jeffrey," says Ja Rule (born Jeffrey Atkins).

"There are a lot of things relative in our lives. We both have beautiful wives, three kids," Ja explains. And, Geoffrey adds, "We're both entertainers."

Jeff Mauro and Bill Corgan 

Although Jeff Mauro and Billy Corgan have plenty to talk about between them, the real common ground is their mutual love for Chicago. Says Jeff, "Billy has shown that you can be happy in the place where you grew up."

Michael Symon and Sammy Hagar

When Sammy Hagar visited Michael Symon’s restaurant Lola, he told Michael, "Cook me whatever you want." "Turned out he's a huge foodie," Michael says.

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