Yum! No one can resist a delicious bowl of pasta — not even celebrities.
Whether it’s Lea Michele snacking on spaghetti in Italy or Hugh Jackman breaking his diet with a hearty helping of fettuccine, the pastabilities are endless. Just ask Stanley Tucci, who doesn’t mind a bit of marinara before bed.
“11 p.m. marinara and leftover pasta,” the Devil Wears Prada actor captioned an October 2021 Instagram video of him cooking in his kitchen.
That same month, the Searching for Italy host revealed that he had lost his appetite while undergoing radiation treatment for tongue cancer three years earlier. “It was horrible,” Tucci told The New York Times, adding that his biggest fear was that he would lose his sense of taste forever. “I mean, if you can’t eat and enjoy food, how are you going to enjoy everything else?”
Others seem to agree with the Taste: My Life Through Food author that a bowl of pasta is one of the greatest gifts. In July 2020, Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara celebrated her birthday by noshing on a big helping, which she topped with shaved truffles. That same year, Kourtney Kardashian treated her daughter, Penelope, to a homemade bowl of noodles to celebrate her mini-me turning 8 — though, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum admitted she wasn’t actually the one who made it for her.
While some may believe it doesn’t matter, Cameron Diaz prefers to cook the carbs herself, sharing via Instagram in April 2020 that her “favorite thing in the world to do is cook. … That’s my happy place.”
It made her so happy that she joked she and her husband, Benji Madden, were officially on a “pasta diet” and had been eating it practically every night. “I was like, ‘What should we have tonight, darling? Should we have more pasta?’” Diaz said at the time.
The Charlie’s Angels star isn’t the only one who’s obsessed with the Italian food staple. Meghan Markle is a total foodie, but pasta will always have a special place in her heart. “When I’m traveling, I won’t miss an opportunity to try great pasta,” the Suits alum told Delish in 2016. Luckily, her husband, Prince Harry, is also a tomato sauce guy.
The allure of a great macaroni or rigatoni might be why so many stars, including Lisa Rinna, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Robert Pattinson, have been caught eating the often messy meal in public.
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