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Jasmine Guillory on Oprah and baking…

 

Your current TV obsession?

The Great British Bake Off show. I promise, I’m not just saying that because this is a UK audience, I love the show so much. It’s so fun to watch: kind, soothing, educational and I manage to simultaneously cheer for all of the bakers at once. It makes me so happy, though it has more than once caused me to get up and bake a cake at 10 pm.

 

Your ultimate comfort food?

French fries. Sometimes with a cheeseburger too, but the fries are the most important part. My favorite are the thin (but not shoestring thin) kind, but there are very few types of fried potato that I dislike.

 

The last thing you saw at the cinema?

The Last Jedi. I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I was little, and I’m enjoying this most recent batch of movies a lot.

 

To dunk cookies or not?

Well, it depends on the cookie, doesn’t it? Oreos, yes. Chocolate chip cookies, sometimes. Oatmeal raisin cookies, almost never.

 

If you could star in any role?

I’d be Oprah, in the movie about her life!

 

Your most-used cookbook?

Doris Greenspan’s Baking, From My Home To Yours. It’s the first book I consult when I know I need to or am in the mood to bake something.

 

Tea or coffee?

Coffee! But tea has better related snacks.

 

The show you wish had not been cancelled?

Parks and Recreation. I could have watched twice as many seasons of that show and still wanted more.

 

Starter or dessert?

Starter! Some of my favorite meals are when my friends and I order all appetizer meals.

 

The reality TV show(s) you would go on?

Say Yes to the Dress. I’ve been a bridesmaid a LOT; I’ve done this in real life so many times. I’d have a lot of fun doing it on TV, either as a bride, a member of the bride’s entourage, or a salesperson.