14 Clips of David Letterman Cooking With Everyone From Liberace to Daniel Boulud


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

José Andrés

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]