Food & Drink

A Somewhat Surprising Ranking Of Celebrity Chefs, By Height

Some of them are taller than you'd think.

Most chefs are judged according to how well they can cook, but that's not what we're here to talk about today. Sure, they're often valued for their onscreen charisma, the craziest things they eat -- we're looking at you Anthony Bourdain -- or even by how well they can say spaghetti (ahem, Giada De Laurentiis). Today, we're ranking them on a whole new superficial criteria: height.

We've ranked some of the most well-known TV chefs to have ever graced the screen based solely upon the stature their genes have gifted them. Why? Because, some of these guys and gals are a lot taller -- or shorter -- than we expected. That's why. And we wanted to share that knowledge bomb with you.

Giada De Laurentiis -- 5'2"
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
She wins for being the shortest.
Rachel Ray -- 5'3"
Barely taller than Giada, but every inch counts.
Paula Deen -- 5'5"
Paula has a big persona on screen, but she stands at just 5 feet 5 inches.
Nigella Lawson -- 5'7"
At 5 feet 7 inches, there's nothing short about Nigella.
Emeril Lagasse -- 5'7"
Larry Busacca via Getty Images
Just like Nigella. They must be twins.
Martha Stewart -- 5'9"
Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
At 5 feet 9 inches, it's no wonder that Martha started off her career as a model.
Guy Fieri -- 5'10"
Robin Marchant via Getty Images
Yes, we were surprised too.
Mario Batali -- 5'11"
Desiree Navarro via Getty Images
Something about Mario's iconic orange Crocs makes him appear much shorter on screen than he is in real life.
Gordon Ramsey -- 6'2"
Kevin Winter via Getty Images
Intimidating AND tall.
Julia Child -- 6'2"
Elsa Dorfman
Standing tall at 6 feet 2 inches, we love every inch of Julia.
Anthony Bourdain -- 6'4"
Dylan Rives via Getty Images
Ladies and gents, we found a winner. Standing at almost six and a half feet tall, Bourdain wins this round of Celebrity Chefs, ranked... by height.

Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.

11 Most Polarizing Celebrity Chefs