Sure, they’re celebrities … but that doesn’t mean they don’t have specific cravings during the holiday season, as so many people do.
It may be a vastly popular choice such as turkey, or it could be a homemade family confection that’s been a personal seasonal staple for years. And it might be a solid edible, or perhaps it’s a drink that someone simply can’t get through the holidays without.
(Can you say “eggnog?” Some of our famous respondents did.)
Zap2it asked the question… so here’s a look at what some famous faces will be consuming to tantalize their taste buds in the coming days and weeks.
Bob Newhart: “Oh, it’s gotta be turkey!”
Matthew Gray Gubler (“Criminal Minds”): “Yams.”
Whoopi Goldberg: “Turkey with stuffing, and I make it really well.”
LL Cool J: “Eggnog! That’s not a food, it’s a drink, but an excuse to have eggnog is always a good thing. That just works for me at Christmas.”
Megan Boone (“The Blacklist”): “My family has a prime rib dinner on Christmas Eve. It’s humanely farmed, but I love a good, rare prime rib.”
Capt. Keith Colburn (“Deadliest Catch”): “Homemade French onion soup is always served on Christmas Eve. For Christmas dinner, we start with goose foie gras served with either a raspberry, apple or pear reduction. We also have prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, and homemade sauce/gravy from the drippings. Some of my favorite sides are butternut squash souffle and mashed potatoes.”
Guy Fieri: “Crab. We live in Northern California, and our Dungeness crab season is in November. Everybody is, ‘What are you cooking? And bring it by.’ I make cold to Asian to Italian to spicy crab.”
Barbara Walters: “Lots and lots of eggnog!”
Marisa Ramirez (“Blue Bloods”): “What isn’t my favorite Christmas food?”
Trisha Yearwood: “There is a caramel candy that my sister and I make that my mom always made when we were kids. It’s in my first cookbook. It’s a candy with nuts in it. It’s that taste that I associate with Christmas. We have to make it every year or her kids would just be shocked if we didn’t.”
John C. McGinley (“Ground Floor”): “I am a gravy junkie! Don’t get me wrong; I love all the trimmings, but with the tacit understanding that they are going to literally drown in some of that good turkey gravy. I might go ask my wife if she would whip some up right now!”
Len Cariou (“Blue Bloods”): “One of my favorite foods at the holidays is a French Canadian pie called a tourtiere, which is a meat pie. And it’s very, very delicious.”
Emily Riedel (“Bering Sea Gold”): “I am dairy- and gluten-free. My favorite treat around the holiday is a tofu and dark chocolate pie made with date and walnut crust.”