Magic is coming to The Chew
! While everyone knows co-hosts Carla Hall
, Clinton Kelly
, Daphne Oz
, Mario Batali
and Michael Simon
can cook up a little magic in the kitchen, they have no idea what Once Upon a Time
star Lana Parrilla (Regina
/ The Evil Queen
) can do. She'll be on the show this FRIDAY 1e|12p|c
to help promote the season premiere of ABC's Once Upon a Time
this SUNDAY 8|7c
and to dish, of course.
To whet your appetite for her delicious appearance, we've gotten a few morsels of information out of Lana. Enjoy!Q: You grew up in a Puerto Rican and Italian home. Both cultures are very food oriented. Can you tell me a little about the food culture growing up and a great food memory that you have?A:
My dad and I went fishing a lot (with deep sea fisherman) in Sheepshead bay. We would get up at 5 a.m. or 6 a.m. in the morning and my dad would prep fish and make a red sauce with veggies like carrots and celery and put it in the oven. It was delicious! Q: I understand you're quite a gourmand. What's an average dinner for you?A:
I love to cook and improvise a lot. I don’t have any recipes I’m known for but I love to cook when I can. I make all different things since I’m half Italian and Puerto Rican and love Bolognese. At home we love making steak, pasta dishes, lots of fish. We always have a green salad though. Q: What's one food you can't get enough of?A:
Barbecue ribs. Q: How does food play into the on-set chemistry? Do you and your fellow actors share recipes and meals?A:
Not really—we don’t really have the time on-set. Ginnifer Goodwin
loves to bake but I haven’t tried anything yet.Q: Your character, Regina, is known for her apple turnovers that are to die for. Do you have your own favorite apple recipe?A:
I didn’t even like apples until I started playing The Evil Queen. I thought, 'maybe I should start eating some of these'.
I now eat three apples a day thanks to my boyfriend's three sons. They love apples and go through bags of them per week. I do love pie a la mode.