Friday, April 18, 2008

Renée Zellweger Admits Her Food Vice

When it comes to food vices, Renée Zellweger says hers is pasta. Sweets? She can take them or leave them, but rich Italian dishes with veggies and meat twirling in a delicate sauce atop a luscious pasta, well she has no resistance.

"I am a constant 110 pounds. I don't like eating sweets at all, but give me pasta in Rome and I'm like nobody's business," she confessed to Bang Showbiz. "I love it."

Her favorite thing to do after she's dined on pasta? Stay home and spend time with friends. Traveling to exotic movie locations with assistants to help her ever need and desire isn't as much fun as just hanging out at home. "I know. It's terrible not to be impressed by being spoilt rotten, but spoilt rotten to me is sleeping on my best friend's couch because I love having private moments with people that are real. That's just how I'm made," she told Bang Showbiz.

Ah! We love pasta, too! Take a look at our free delicious pasta recipes or learn from the great chefs how to make your own - with these kitchen essentials:

Everyday Pasta by Giada De Laurentiis - Autographed

Fast, easy and always delicious—pasta’s versatility has kept it on grocery lists for generations. In Everyday Pasta Giada De Laurentiis invites you to rediscover this Italian favorite with brand-new recipes including complementary sauces, salads and sides made from everyday ingredients already in your pantry or fridge. Hardcover; 240 pages

Atlas Pasta Machine 180

A wider version of the classic Atlas, this heavy-duty machine produces smooth sheets of fresh pasta from your homemade dough. Its adjustable dial allows you to roll pasta exactly to the desired thickness. Includes recipe book, a table clamp and handle.

Pasta Chitarra

A traditional instrument for cutting fresh pasta sheets, the chitarra (KEY-tarra) has ancient origins in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Master handcrafters from Pretoro hand-string two sets of zinc-coated steel wires on the varnished ashwood box. One side yields evenly cut fettuccine, and the opposite side, delicate angel hair. Clean with brush. Do not use water. Faithful mate to the chitarra is the rolling pin that helps flatten the dough and then press and cut it through the wires. For best results, we recommend this 20" French-style beechwood rolling pin.

Rachael Ray Anolon® Advance Covered Oval Pasta Pot, 8 Qt

Rachael's pasta pot has all the premium features of Anolon Advanced Cookware, plus it comes in an exclusive shape that she designed. Dupont™ Autograph® 2 nonstick surfaces inside and out. Heavy-gauge hard-anodized aluminum provides even heating without hot spots. Tempered, break-resistant glass lid allows monitoring of food without loss of heat or flavor. Perfect for cooking whole pasta—no need to break it apart to fit in the pan. It's also great for soups, stews, roasts, poultry and more. With stay-cool SureGrip™ silicone-wrapped handles. Oven safe to 400°F. Dishwasher safe.

Academia Barilla Peeled Italian Cherry Tomatoes

Carefully selected and exclusive to Academia Barilla, these luscious cherry tomatoes are naturally sun-ripened for exceptional freshness, and display the brilliant flavors and terroir of Naples, Italy. Because they contain no peels, Academia Barilla peeled Italian cherry tomatoes save time and effort. Add them to virtually any dish to create authentic Italian taste and aroma. 28¼ oz.

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