02/13/2012 06:01 pm ET | Updated Aug 31, 2012

A Valentine's Tribute To The Chefs We Love

Chefs We Love is a Valentine's Day tribute to those who have done great work in the culinary world -- to those who inspire us to not only eat well, but to try new things in our own kitchens. We at Kitchen Daily felt that it was appropriate to share our love and respect for those who have most inspired and influenced our passion for cooking.

Our tribute includes the champion of French cooking in America, the mother of organic food, the chef who galloped his way through our living rooms, a rebel baker who works at a famous New York City bakery, a pastry chef who has pushed the limits of experimental cuisine, a Latina chef who adds spice to Miami's restaurant scene, a little-known baker and cookbook writer who has an online following, a former American pastry chef who now blogs from his apartment in Paris, and an Israeli chef who cooks amazing vegetarian food in London.

Click through the gallery to see the chefs we love and to read the articles.

Who is your favorite chef? Vote in the slideshow and leave a comment.

Chefs We Love