Piper Perabo

There is someone we’re dying to have over for dinner this week, and that’s Piper Perabo, star of USA Network’s Covert Affairs as well as an honorary foodie who loves to entertain. Need we say more? We do actually, because during our time with Perabo we realized she may just be the cutest and nicest person on the planet, which is not a title we give out often (we know, it’s not as eloquent as it could be, we’re just being honest). See all of Perabo’s tidbits on everything food and health…

What would be your ideal food day?

Breakfast at Jack’s Wife Freda in New York City; lunch at La Capital Cantina in Mexico City; dinner at my folks house when my dad makes blackened pot roast sandwiches on my mom’s homemade rolls, and maybe dessert at The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop in New York City.

What’s your drink?

A vodka martini, straight up.

How do you start your day on a good note?

A cortado, an egg sandwich with kale and extra hot sauce, and a slow walk around the block.

What are some of your healthy routines?

When I’m filming, I eat fish for breakfast and every time I hear a bell, I use it as a reminder to stop and take a deep breath.

What’s your afternoon snack?

Avocado, radish and lemon juice on toast or pickled herring.

What won’t you travel without?

Oil of Oregano, Saint & Hindu God Medals, an alarm clock, and my man.

What are some pre and post shoot routines?

In Hong Kong, the crew sets up an alter every day before shooting with incense and fruit; I would love to implement that into our show’s routine. When we wrap, I try and say thank you to everyone, then I begin work for the next day in the car ride home.

What’s always in your on set trailer fridge?

Incense, tequila, mint tea, York Peppermint Patties and local apples.

What’s always in your bag on set?

Scripts, a notebook, Wellness Formula, an iPhone, some beats, water with chlorophyll, and mittens.

What’s the ultimate dinner party faux pas?

Being late.

What do you always put out when entertaining? 

Vinyl. For cocktail hour, Jake Bugg. By dessert, Little Walter.

What do you always bring as a guest to a dinner party?

Deviled eggs and a smile.

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