Hey guys, not sure if this topic has already been done but here it goes!
My favourite chef of all time would have to be none other than Anthony Bourdain.
I've read all of his books which give a great insight into the world of chefing (one of my best mates is a chef and he's got some pretty sordid stories of his own) and find his TV shows a crack up. He is the food lover I aim to be - Try anything, even if you think you won't like it because that's what food is about.
I also went and saw him recently live in a show he did when he came to Melbourne Australia and he was very entertaining. It's great to see that Bourdain has not become to pretentious with his fame and I love the fact that he didn't hit it big from being your conventional "Celebrity Chef" - Most of the places he has worked have been mediocre dives and he hit it big by releasing a book about the raw and sordid world of being a Chef. No to mention a TV show about eating and drinking around the world.
I live in Australia and a US friend of mine sent me through some satchels of Kool Aid. I couldn't get over the fact that you add almost three times as much sugar than the actual Kool-Aid powder itself! Anyway, I mixed up a couple of different flavours and it's like cordial really. My US friend didn't appreciate the jar of Vegemite I sent in return though :P