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"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."
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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