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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were very “proud” of themselves after cooking their family Thanksgiving dinner.

By Andrea Petrou on December 15th, 2011

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were very “proud” of themselves after cooking their family Thanksgiving dinner.

The Hollywood couple – who raise six children, Maddox, 10, Pax, eight, Zahara, six, Shiloh, five, and three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, together – says they decided not to hire any help for last month’s holiday and wanted to do everything themselves, including cooking the turkey.

She told TV interviewer Anderson Cooper: “Brad and I decided we were actually going to make the turkey and we were very successful and very proud of ourselves.

“This was just the two of us with the kids watching trying to pretend we knew exactly what we were doing.”

Angelina says eating as a family is important to her and they try to do it as often as possible.

She said: “We actually have family dinner every night,” Jolie explained. “We make a point of it. It’s crazy. There’s a good five minutes were everybody is quiet and sitting together and then it starts to break off.”

Angelina also revealed how all the children love to travel around the world and are comfortable wherever they go.

She said: “Fortunately, my kids love to travel. they’re very worldly. What I love is that they can be in New York in a hotel in Manhattan and think it’s so cool, and then I can bring them to the middle of Kenya and drop them in a tent with no TV and no nothing, and they’re just as happy.

“That’s what we are trying to do to balance them.”



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Sarah Harding loves cooking for her fiance.

By Andrea Petrou on March 11th, 2011

Sarah Harding loves cooking for her fiance.

The Girls Aloud star and her partner Tom Crane moved out of London and into a house in the English countryside in 2009, and s she loves to spend her time creating culinary treats in the kitchen.

She said: “I like my food too much to be that thin. I try to keep in shape but me and Tommy love cooking. Now we’re out of London I do a lot more home cooking. Spaghetti Bolognese is my speciality. I love pasta and bread – all the wrong things unfortunately.”

However, Sarah spends many evenings eating alone because Tom’s DJ career means he works nights, but the 29-year-old singer-and-actress still cooks enough for two and always finishes off the lot.

She added to Look magazine: “I try to balance out what I eat but I don’t see Tommy a lot of the time in the evenings because he’s working so I end up cooking enough for two people, then eating it all. I can’t leave it or throw it away.”



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ShinyStyle Watch: Sophie Dahl’s cookery debut

By Andrea Petrou on March 26th, 2010

She’s gone from curvey catwalk queen to skinny supermodel but it doesn’t seem as though this is enough for Sophie Dahl.

The model has landed herself a cooking show and the first episode of The Delicious Miss Dahl, aired on BBC Two this week.

The show sees Sophie following in the footsteps of Nigella Lawson, cooking up a range of rich and yummy treats, which would no doubt add a few pounds to our waistlines, still, Sophie has inspired us to give them a try. We’ll keep you posted on how we get on in the meantime watch the clip below and let us know if your attempts to make an omelette a-la Sophie work.

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Cooking up a storm with the latest Neiman Marcus cookbook

By Andrea Thatcher on November 2nd, 2007

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Our favorite luxury department store continues to celebrate its 100th anniversary in high style this season, but if you haven’t made it over to your local shop for the storewide events, there are still plenty of ways to join the party.

Neiman Marcus now brings us an elaborate presentation of food and recipes in the recently published Neiman Marcus Taste: Timeless American Recipes cookbook. If you’ve managed to get your required reading in with the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book this year, you probably stumbled across the Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe which continues to be an all-time classic. Now you have another excuse to head out for a shopping spree with the Neiman Marcus Taste: Timeless American Recipes cookbook.

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