David Letterman announced today at a taping of the Late Show that he will retire in 2015. Our friends at Vulture note that, with more than three decades in the talk-show business, Letterman "has the record for longest working late-night host in TV history." Of course, several world-famous (and less-famous) chefs were among the thousands of guests who went on air, cooking everything from scrambled eggs to ice-cream concoctions made to look like Idaho potatoes. Here are 14 of the best.
Liberace, in full-on bling, cooking "Liberace's Individual Egg Caserole"
With Julia Child, in 1987
With Jamie Oliver
With Jamie Oliver and Tom Cruise
And ... even more Jamie Oliver
Eric Ripert, in 2009
Eric Ripert, again, in 2011
Daniel Boulud, in 1996
Martha, doing some late 20th-century holiday food
Martha Stewart, pumpkins and chainsaws from 1991
Alton Brown explains it all
Stephan Yan introduces a large portion of America to stir-fries
Recurring guest Bev Tanner, with her Idaho Ice Cream Potato dish, and antics
David Letterman Announces Retirement [Vulture]