What’s the best thing a guy can cook for his girl?
There’s a sauce called romesco sauce that’s so good. It’s Spanish and all you have to do is put a bunch of things in a blender. You can get a rotisserie chicken and dip that in it or make sandwiches and that’s a pretty simple one. I cook like a guy, so if I can do it then I’m sure they can.
How exactly do you cook like a guy?
I hardly cook, and when I do I use a microwave. [Laughs.] It’s funny, for someone who loves food, that I don’t have more of an interest in making it, but I guess I just don’t have the patience. I like to be cooked for or to cook with somebody.
What food energizes you?
I’m pretty into acai bowls. I know it’s been debated whether it’s a superfood or not, but whenever I have something like that I put lots of berries, banana, granola, and coconut shavings in it. That, to me, is the most refreshing and yummy thing.
What about drinks?
I love cocktails, so I’ve started to experiment with them and copy some of my favorite restaurants’ drinks; one of them is a whiskey and champagne cocktail that I really like with some bitters and ginger.
What’s your go-to drink?
I don’t really have one. I do love a good whiskey cocktail with bitters and maybe a bit of honey.
What should guys avoid when setting the mood for dinner—Maybe a certain type of music?
If you’re turning my dinner party into a rave, that’s probably not a good sign for the relationship.
So, what was it like eating hamburgers with Sara Underwood?
It was great. I mean, you don’t even want to know how many burgers we bit into!
I totally want to know.
Ok, well, first of all, there’s an art to the bite of a burger. There was a whole tutorial before we even shot about how to bite into a burger.
We have to talk about this.
Well, I can’t reveal any secrets
Secrets about how to eat a burger!?
Yeah, there are secrets.
And you really can’t say.
Well, you know, I could say, but I kind of like the fact that not everybody knows. But it was amazing, learning about the art of eating a burger. The way you hold it. The way you bite into it. In fact, there was a whole practice session. A rehearsal, so to speak.
Let me get this straight. That thing that you and Sara Underwood do with the burgers—an image now seared into the minds of men forever—that happened more than once?
Yeah, we did together a few times. And then we did it separately, too, to make sure that we wouldn’t get it all over our faces and that the burger wasn’t going to fall apart and sloppy joe wasn’t going to go God knows where.
Okay, you have to tell me at least one of the tips they gave you before we end this.
Ok, fine. Well, always put the top of your mouth on the burger instead of the bottom. That’s the main goal. Otherwise it looks a little strange. And take the biggest bite you possibly can.
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