The Hungry Crowd: Anna Kendrick

The latest member of F&W’s hungry crowd plays a food-truck cook in her new film, What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Off-screen, she’s a bona fide baking fanatic.

Anna Kendrick’s High-Stakes Baking

“I’ve always loved baking—it feels like the stakes are high. Cooking isn’t precise enough for me; I’m a little OCD, and I like the way baking makes my brain feel. I take on projects that are more hands-on, like crème brûlée, although I burned myself pretty badly the first time I used a blowtorch. My biggest baking disaster was profiteroles. I couldn’t get the pastry to puff up without falling or burning, and I was running around my kitchen panicking.”

Anna Kendrick Loves Ales

Kendrick is a craft-beer lover. Her picks:


Anna Kendrick: Fat Tire

Fat Tire

New Belgium’s toasty flagship ale.

© New Belgium Brewing
Anna Kendrick's Favorite Ales: Full Sail

Full Sail

A malty, floral brew from Oregon.

Courtesy of Full Sail
Anna Kendrick's Favorite Ales: St. Bernardus

St. Bernardus

Brown Belgian ale Prior 8 is slightly fruity.

Courtesy of St. Bernardus

Anna Kendrick Tries Fried Chicken

Perfecting Fried Chicken

“It’s hard to believe, but I recently tried fried chicken for the first time, at South City Kitchen in Atlanta. I didn’t eat it as a kid, and I just never thought to order it. I had no idea what I’d been missing!”

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