George Clooney's Toddler Twins Love Tomato Risotto and Ricotta with Raspberries
Their palates put your kids' love of boxed mac-and-cheese to shame.
If you’re wondering how to get your kids to have an experimental, if not downright exotic, palate, and a hearty appetite, here’s a suggestion: Be a celebrity who is also a chef, even if you decline to use that terminology.
George and Amal Clooney’s full-time personal chef, Viviana Frizzi, a native of Como, Italy, where the Clooney’s have a (spectacular) home, has revealed that the Clooneys’ 16-month-old twins, Ella and Alexander, “are not fussy eaters.”
Frizza recently told People magazine that her culinary repertoire for the family includes not only Italian dishes, like risotto and the Clooneys’ favorite pizza, “margherita with rocket salad,” which is a weekly staple at chez Clooney, but also Lebanese and Indian foods and sushi.
The twins will enthusiastically consume everything, showing a particular affinity for salmon, tomato risotto, ricotta with raspberries and the aforementioned margherita pizza.
“When they like a dish, they put their little fingers on their cheeks, smile and say, Mmm!” she says.
George and Amal are equally ready to express (albeit using their words) their appreciation for Frizzi’s cooking, which they have been enjoying since 2013.
She “can make anything, including handmade gnocchi with pesto that would make you cry,” George told People, adding that they eat in a lot more than they used to before the twins were born
“Going out isn’t as easy or as interesting as it used to be. Besides all of our friends would rather eat her food than hit up a local restaurant in Como or in London,” he said.
And they’d certainly rather eat her food than their own. Clooney told People that he and his wife are “such poor chefs that any lesson from Vivi in the kitchen would be like teaching a whale to fly.”
Sounds like the twins will be enjoying their risotto and ricotta, salmon and sushi for some time to come.