If the number one thing Taylor Swift knows is music, then the number two thing she knows is food!
She's constantly updating her twitter about what's going into her mouth and when, and she can cook like a boss. There's gotta be a better way to say that first part. LOLz! Here's what she said:
"I've been my mom's kitchen helper since I was a little kid. I tend to try out new recipes for dinner parties–but not ones that intimidate me too much! The added pressure of cooking for people makes me choose simple recipes. Recently, I was at my friend Ashley's house and she made this amazing honey-mustard salmon on rice. I got the recipe from her and made it for a dinner party with coconut rice. I'd never tried making fish before, so I'm still pretty proud to have that in my repertoire."
She even stocks up on weird ingredients when she's on tour (like a cranberry balsamic vinegar she found in Germany)!
1. Eggs. I love making buckwheat crepes with ham, Parmesan cheese, and a fried egg on top. It's my go-to breakfast. 2. Thinly sliced ham and chicken from the deli. I like to always have the option to make someone a sandwich. 3. Orange juice. I drink it with breakfast every morning. 4. Diet Coke. Because it understands me. 5. Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. 6. There's always some sort of binge food–like a tube of cinnamon rolls or a giant tub of cookie dough. Because I'm that girl.
She also talked about her favorite dishes that he mom makes, and what she likes to make:
"Her brisket and pot roast are out of this world. She also makes toffee with brown sugar, chocolate chips, butter, and Saltines. Those are high-calorie days for me.
"If we're in Nashville, I'll make chicken and dumplings. It's very southern, and I like a good theme. Sometimes I make my own pasta and I'll do a lemon-Parmesan sauce with pine nuts. When I figured out how to work my grill, it was quite a moment. I discovered that summer is a completely different experience when you know how to grill. I love to make burgers, grilled chicken with different marinades, garlic green beans, carrots and broccoli.
"Winter is my favorite season because of the food and the smells and the spices and how everyone is feeling everything so intensely and giving each other things. I love nutmeg and cinnamon. I bake pumpkin bread for everyone I know and make ginger molasses cookies and hot chocolate and chai. It's the most perfect time for baking for people you love."
We LOVE the fact that she likes to cook, and that she doesn't rely on a personal chef. It just adds to the image we have of her in our heads!
Good luck with the new album, girl!!!
[Image courtesy Jonathon Kambouris.]