The west coast American superstar unleashing her beats and eats
You have travelled all over the world, what is the most unusual food you have ever tried?
I would have to say jellyfish. I liked it. It was actually very tasty!
The dish that reminds you most of your childhood?
I always remember coming home from school and my mother would make me the best-grilled cheese and tomato soup with rice.
Do you cook? If so, what is your signature dish?
I love to cook. I am obsessed with all kinds of recipes and re-working them to make them healthier. My signature dish would have to be my seafood Chawan Mushi. It is a Japanese egg custard. You can make it vegetarian, with seafood or chicken. It’s very light and delicious and has an amazing clean texture and taste. I actually have a food blog too called
… and you can find a recipe for it there!
Your guilty pleasure food?
Pizza, all the way! I usually stick to clean simple eating for 6 days a week and on Saturday I eat whatever I want which is usually pizza or something…definitely with cheese!
Your favorite restaurants in Los Angeles…
I love going to Sawtelle Blvd and having Japanese bbq. For really great raw vegan I love Sun Café on Ventura in studio city. Cleo is delicious Mediterranean tapas in Hollywood right next to Avalon, Jinpachi sushi on Santa Monica Blvd and Gracias Madre for healthy Mexican.
And New York…
For Vegetarian I still love Angelica Kitchen…I’ve been going there all my life, Il Buco, The Long Island Bar in Brooklyn, Spice Market in the meat packing district, Café Habana in Nolita and Hasaki on 9th street are some of my favorites although I could eat my way from downtown to uptown and over the bridge. There are too many great restaurants!
If you could have a master-class with any master chef…who would it be and why?
I would like to do some cooking with Nobu Matsuhisa. I love Japanese food. If I could eat it everyday I would! He has some incredible Japanese fusion recipes and is one very highly regarded chef. He creates beautiful delicious and healthy food. Everything I love.
What countries do you love returning to, to sample their cuisine?
When I go to Lebanon I cant help but sample the food and with out fail, I always gain weight! Well, that goes for France, Italy, Greece, India and the Philippines too. Mediterranean cuisine is amazing and so fresh. I love how they always have so many raw vegetables and herbs to accompany all the dishes. In France, it’s all about the sauce, the incredible cheese and the baguettes, you cant go wrong with that. I love to sample all the different seafood and vegetarian dishes in the Philippines. In India I learned so much about spices. I visited a gorgeous spice plantation and ate so many dishes that were new to me.
A dish you just cannot stomach?
I cannot stomach any red meat, liver or bird of any kind. I would also say I have grown out of liking snails!
Has a DJ ever cooked great food for you?
Well, I am DJ that is doing the great cooking for me ☺ Usually the DJs want to party, not cook! So, I’m still looking for one who would like to cook for me!
The perfect meal before and after a performance?
I tend to eat very light before a show so it would be a salad or sushi but after a good show I will go for most anything good, even French fries…especially if I’ve been jumping around the stage for 2 hours.