A walking contradiction, Cassandra has a philanthropist’s God-complex by day, and a hedonist’s appetite by night. She swears she doesn’t eat KFC and shops organic, but catch her in the wee hours of the morning making out with an everything burrito and then you’ll see right into her soul. Give Cassandra a thousand bucks at 2pm and she will create a revelation for you by way of a nine course gourmet tasting menu. Give her that same amount of cash at 2am and she’ll blow it on tacos, malt liquor and gummi worms. What? Don’t judge.
20 Questions (plus a few more) with Cassandra Wellington
Middle Name: Piper
Zodiac Sign: Vicious Virgo
Favorite Color: Red
Last Meal: Escargot in Almond Butter, Paté de Campagne, Steak au Poivre, Creamed Spinach, Pommes Anna and Tarte Tatin. And lots of screamingly good red wine.
Favorite Ingredient: White Truffle Oil
Hate to Eat: Peanut Butter and Jelly
Go To Midnight Snack: Spinach, bacon and sharp cheddar omlette that’s still wet set in the center and a baguette to mop up all the buttery, eggy goodness.
Liquor that Gets You Sicker: Gin. Fuck gin.
Favorite Foodie: Thomas Keller gets me giddy.
Fave Food Blog: Go Cook Yourself. Brevity is hot.
Favorite Appliance: My KitchenAid Mixer. It typically frees up one or both of my hands for other trouble.
Favorite Foodie Destination: Italy, and all of it, for that matter. I love any town where I can lap up carbs, burn it all off meandering through cobblestone streets and feel oh-so-hot doing it.
Favorite Band: That’s a dumb question. Who has just one favorite band? How ’bout this? I tell you what I’m listening to now…let’s see. Mayer Hawthorne, Florence + The Machine, The Black Keys and Julie London.
Favorite Song or Album in the Kitchen: “Addiction” by Kanye West…”Why everything supposed to be bad make me feel so good…”
Celebrity Crush: A tie between Ryan Gosling in Half-Nelson and Katherine Moennig in The L Word
Boxers or Briefs: His boxers on me.
Pet Peeve in a Partner: A finicky palate.
Phobia: Being forced to eat bugs to survive. Or Olive Garden.
Hobbies When Your Not Cooking: Field trips to foodie hotspots for culinary inspiration. Snapping photos of mundane objects for photo merges. Archery. Mastering the Dewey Decimal System so as to fully assume the role of sexy librarian.
Guiltiest Pleasure: Eating perfectly roasted chicken with my fingers with a friend. If they are super special, I’ll let them have one of the oysters.
Secret Talent: I can tie cherry stems with my tongue. But that’s not really a secret.