If you’ve ever wondered what pop stars eat and who cooks for them, Bon Appétit recently cooked up an interview with Rihanna’s person chef, Debbie Soloman. In the interview, they discuss everything from how she landed the job to what she cooks for the famous multiplatinum-selling artist and shoe designer.
The Jamaican-born chef credits Rihanna’s mom for helping her learn the nuances of the Barbadian and Guyanese food Rihanna grew up eating in Barbados and often requests, but Soloman said Rihanna is a “moody eater,” so the pop star doesn’t decide what she wants to eat until that day, rather than planning out a menu for the week.
Rihanna eats “every protein that you can think of,” along with vegetables, rice, and pasta. The singer and chef also travel with a case of spices that includes bouillon-like maggi cubes, curry, jeera (also known as cumin seeds), Old Bay seasoning, adobo, and five-spice, as well as garlic and onion granules.
Solomon’s own approach to food is about pleasure and making calories count. ” “I won’t waste my calories on bullshit. If I take a bite of something and it’s shitty to me, I’m not just going to eat it because I’m hungry.”
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