Taylor Swift is reportedly going through another breakup. Her whirlwind summer romance with high schooler Conor Kennedy has apparently faded faster than one of the symbolic 13s that she paints on her hand before each concert. Seeing as the country singer seems to be the queen of breakups — John Mayer, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, and Jake Gyllenhaal, to name a few — it's kind of fitting that she shares her must-have binge foods in a new interview. We're sure they're coming in handy right about now as she works her way through her latest split.
"I've been my mom's kitchen helper since I was a little kid," Swift tells Bon Appétit. Now that she has a posh pad to call her own — she lives in a $2.5 million penthouse condo in Nashville along with her kitty, Meredith — she likes being the hostess with the mostess and often invites pals over for dinner parties. However, Swift is only 22, so she admits she's still learning some cooking basics. "When I figured out how to work my grill, it was quite a moment," she says in the magazine's November issue.
Although there is very little that is typical about Swift compared to most young women her age — can you imagine her bank balance in comparison to your average college senior? — what you'll find in the singer's refrigerator on any given day is surprisingly normal, especially her binge items. Swift shares the six foods that you'll always find her kitchen. "1. Eggs. I love making buckwheat crepes with ham, Parmesan cheese, and a fried egg on top. It's my go-to breakfast," she tells the magazine. "2. Thinly sliced ham and chicken from the deli. I like to always have the option to make someone a sandwich. 3. Orange juice. I drink it with breakfast every morning. 4. Diet Coke. Because it understands me. 5. Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. 6. There's always some sort of binge food — like a tube of cinnamon rolls or a giant tub of cookie dough. Because I'm that girl."
That girl also loves local fare when she's home in the Volunteer State. "My absolute favorite meal in Nashville is sweet-potato pancakes at Pancake Pantry," she reveals, name-checking one of the restaurants where she and Kennedy, 18, were seen on a date. If she's doing the cooking, it's chicken and dumplings. "It's very southern, and I like a good theme," she tells the magazine. And although Swift is a wisp of thing, she has many indulgences. On the top of the list is her mother's brisket and pot roast. "[They] are out of this world," she says. "She also makes toffee with brown sugar, chocolate chips, butter, and Saltines. Those are high-calorie days for me."
When she's on the road, Swift's diet is different. The singer, who says she drinks 10 bottles of water of day, tells Bon Appétit that her days start with a Michael Phelps-style breakfast, including eggs, sausage, biscuits, and "anything else I can get my hands on." But while she does begin with a huge meal (and we're kidding about the comparison to Phelps' infamous 12,000 calorie a day intake), Swift doesn't eat again until her show is over — which could be after midnight. "It's not good to eat late!" she admits. "But on tour there's dancing, and tight dresses, and I get shot out of a catapult-like lift. You make up your own rules."
Making up her own rules seems to be Swift's m.o. Known for penning scathing songs about her exes — a recent one off her latest album Red is called "We are never ever getting back together" — we can't wait to hear what she works up about her brief summer romance with Kennedy. We're sure she's hard at work at it right now … in between spoonfuls of cookie dough.
The November issue of Bon Appétit is on newsstands now.
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