It’s hard not to have a minor freak out when you’re in the elevator on your way up to Jessica Seinfeld’s apartment, and even harder to act cooly when you get there (especially when you realize she’s your new girl crush). The hardest part though is leaving without wishfully thinking you’ve made a new friend. Jessica Seinfeld’s our girl, our new best friend, though she may not exactly be aware of it if you ask her. But, it’s our story and we’re sticking to it.
With two cookbooks out and an amazing food website – do it Delicious – she’s hardly a one-dimensional tastemaker. We’d recommend her website to any beginner chefs, or simply anyone looking to get dinner on the table for their family with ease. We’re also looking forward to her upcoming cookbook (coming out in September) The Can’t Cook Book: Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified. We had the opportunity to shoot Seinfeld in her home kitchen where everything happens, and sat down for some tidbits on everything delicious…
Describe your ideal food day…
Any day when I haven’t eaten myself sick before 10am.
What’s your drink?
Water with a healthy splash of apple cider vinegar. It kills my (constant) craving of sugar. I also love red wine so, so much. And a good, strong coffee.
What would your last meal be?
Spaghetti and meatballs with freshly grated parmesan, a glass of Sassicaia and warm fresh bread with a ton of butter. I’d cap the end of my life off with a gorgeous piece of chocolate cake topped with ganache frosting and whipped cream. And I’d throw in a double cappuccino to go out with a bang.
Where do you get the ultimate New York breakfast?
Norma’s at Le Parker Meridian.
How do you usually start your day?
Coffee from my most treasured material possession – an Elektra coffee maker [featured above].
What are your favorite places to travel to?
Italy, France, Corsica, Colorado
Where haven’t you traveled that you’re dying to go to?
I’m dying to go to Africa and Australia.
What ingredient do you consider overrated?
Capers. I hate them.
What ingredient are you convinced makes everything better?
High-quality olive oil