By far, of all the celebrity chefs out there, my No. 1 go-to is the Barefoot Contessa. Her recipes never, ever fail me and I have been collecting her cookbooks and watching her show for years.

With that said, these are the Barefoot Contessa's things that I envy:

-   her incredible house in the Hamptons

-   her bevy of gorgeous gay best friends

-   her enormous herb garden that is groomed by magical elves

-   her unlimited money that causes her to demand that you use "really good olive oil" and "really good dijon mustard," as if my Bertolli Olive Oil and Grey Poupon are not good enough for her