HUFFINGTON POST
12/17/2012 02:00 pm ET

'Playboy' Chefs: Samuelsson, Ripert, Bowien Praised, Photographed In Jan/Feb Mag (PHOTOS)

At this point, joking that you "read Playboy for the articles" is a bad cliche. But the Jan/Feb issue gives food fans reason to do just that with a nice piece on the magazine's five favorite chefs in the country, who all exemplify the idea of "the chef as culture maker, tastemaker and style icon in the extreme."

Click through the slideshow below to see some high-wattage photos of the five chefs, and go to the (totally SFW) Playboy website to learn more about each of them:

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