Despite the fact that this mini-post is more a weak-kneed excuse to link to Forbes' ranking of celebrity chefs than my typical (perhaps anal-retentive) over-analysis, the list and the in-depth look at who these people are (in its incomplete splendor) are worth a click or two.
And, in related, somewhat disconcerting news, Rachel Ray topped the likes of Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Anthony Bourdain and Tom Colicchio in earnings.
And, in sad news, Aaron McCargo, Jr., did not make the list. However, he did receive an honorary "Coke The Van" lapel pin manufactured by The Franklin Mint.
Okay, that's not true. But it would have been sweet if he did.