People with more money than they know what to do with get easily bored looking for new ways to unburden themselves of all that long green. The latest extravagance to rear its costly head among denizens of Rodeo Drive might be called “Celebrities hire Celebrities to Teach Them to Boil Water”—which might also make a dandy reality cooking show.
According to Huffpost Celebrity, it has become all the rage among stars who are tired of TV diners to hire chefs who are celebrities in their own right to give them private cooking lessons. (You didn’t expect Hollywood A-listers to turn at the Learning Annex, did you?)
The article notes that Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali are practically BFF and even embarked on a culinary road trip together chaperoned by New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman.
No claims are made about the relationship between Kanye West and his mentor Gordon Ramsay other than to acknowledge:
The thought of Kanye West with a Wusthof knife is a little alarming to begin with. The thought of the notoriously impulsive rapper holding a Wusthof knife while being yelled at by a notoriously hotheaded chef is even more so.
Then there’s the dynamic duo of Brad Pitt and his personal culinary muse Jamie Oliver. Another HuffPo article reveals that“Pitt and Oliver have been friends for years, which is convenient for the Pitt-Jolie family since Brad and Angelina’s cooking skills are apparently very limited.”
The article in turn quotes the English tabloid The Sun, as quoting a source who claims:
Neither he [Pitt] nor Angie have a clue in the kitchen. The only thing they can manage is pouring milk on Cheerios cereal. They don’t even know how to operate the oven. They’ve always just relied on their staff to cook for them or they’ve gone to restaurants or got takeaways.
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