Plenty of A-listers rely on celebrity chefs and 5-star restaurants, but others like to cook in their own kitchen for their family. Discover a few celebrities who love to cook and find out more about their culinary talents.
From singers who can make pizza from scratch to actors who dreamed of becoming chefs or actually worked in the service industry, here are the celebs who know their way around a kitchen.
The One Direction singer won’t get easily flustered in a kitchen. He can really cook and he seems to really enjoy it. Styles made headlines when he cooked pizza from scratch along with Cindy Crawford’s children and he even challenged One Direction’s chef to a cook off.
Like many of the celebrities who love to cook, Scarlett Johansson finds it very relaxing. “I like cooking alone – I find it very therapeutic. I put on some music, maybe have a glass of wine, and maybe something like a turkey bolognese or a nice frittata,” the actress confessed to InStyle magazine.
With a natural talent for baking, Emma Stone is a pro in the kitchen. Her first job when she moved to Los Angeles was working at a bakery and she hasn’t given up her dream. “The thing that sums her up for me is she wants to be a baker. She's serious about it,” Andrew Garfield told Vanity Fair about Emma.
He’s one of the celebrities who love to cook and he might even write his own cookbook one day. Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila Alves cook together almost every day.
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“Cooking is one of the main things we do. One and a half hours to two hours a day. We eat out like once every two months because we cook,” the actor told PopEater.
The self-titled “Ghetto Gourmet” published his first cookbook in 2009. “Cookin’ with Coolio” was a hit and the former rapper even made a bold move in 2013, auctioning the right to his entire music catalogue in order to fund his passion for cooking and turn himself into a celebrity chef.
Few celebrities who love to cook learned the process since they were children. Jessica is, however, one of those few because she was looking for healthier options to eat since she was young. “Everyone in my family is heavily overweight. I wanted to be healthier, so I started cooking for myself when I was 12 years old,” she explained.
After becoming famous as a superficial socialite, Nicole Richie has changed a lot ever since becoming a mother. She has her own jewelry line and she loves to cook for friends. “Well, I don’t have a hat and an apron but I entertain people at home a lot. I love cooking for other people,” she explained for the British edition of InStyle magazine.
While some celebrities who love to cook just focus on meals for their family, Daniel Craig wouldn’t mind cooking professionally. In fact, he did work as a cook in a pub before his acting career took off. “Cooking is something that is in your blood. Even now, when I go into a working kitchen, a shiver runs down my spine,” he told Hello magazine.
Canadian singer and self-professed foodie also knows his way around a kitchen. His favorite dish is a simple one, but he still enjoys putting on an apron. “I love doing a nice vegetable risotto,” he told People magazine.
While most of her time is spent on recording, touring and creating new outfits, Lady Gaga is also among the celebrities who love to cook.
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“I come from an Italian family - what more can I say? I love to cook. I am really good at Italian food. So I make great meatballs, pasta and all sorts. I love it,” she explained.
The actor’s first career choice was not acting. In fact, Toby Maguire admitted to being pushed into drama by his mother, despite his childhood dream was to be a cook, like his dad, according to KNG.com.
“I love cooking. It relaxes me. The kids love it too. Especially when I make Milanese risotto with saffron,” Beckham explained to The Times magazine. While his wife definitely isn’t one of the celebrities who love to cook, David knows his way around the kitchen, and he’s even used his fame to promote healthy eating for children.
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