EP: Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you based? What do you do?

A: I live in LA. I’m an actor and momma.

EP: What comes to mind when you think of “home cooking”? Recently, what role has cooking played in your daily routines?

A: Home cooking is my favorite form of therapy and a perfect way to unwind. Marlowe also loves spending time in the kitchen, and we listen to music and chat while we work.

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EP: If you had to eat one dish for the rest of your life what would it be?

A: Pan fried pot stickers with Marlowe. We make them on Saturday night together.

EP: Do you prefer to cook with others or cook for others? How does sharing a meal make you feel?

A: I like to cook for others. I’ve always loved bringing people together and eating a giant family meal.

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EP: What 4 ingredients, spices, or condiments could you not live without?

A: Rice vinegar, sumac, chilis, greek yogurt.

EP: Do you listen to anything while you cook? If so, what’s your favorite artist, album, playlist or podcast to listen to while cooking?

A: Van Morrison Radio on Spotify.

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Thank you to Dana Veraldi for capturing these beautiful images with help from Creative Producer Miles Garber & Photography Assistant David Litner. Dana Veraldi is the artist and founder of DEERDANA, a brand based in NYC most known for its t-shirts featuring hand-drawn portraits of cultural, political, and inspirational figures that have influenced the perspective and voices of generations. Her work goes beyond fashion and exhibits powerful messages through its art, such as promoting women’s rights, supporting indigenous people and endangered animals. Dana has a BA in Photography from Maryland Institute College of Art. While she is most recognized for her drawings, photography, and cooking are her favorite creative outlets.

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