The Hungry Crowd: Norah Jones

F&W’s Hungry Crowd welcomes singer-songwriter Norah Jones.
The Hungry Crowd: Norah Jones
“My most ambitious cooking project was a smoked turkey for Thanksgiving,” says Norah Jones. “It didn’t look good—the skin didn’t brown at all—but it was delicious.”
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Norah Jones, Amateur Mixologist

“I don’t like sweet drinks, so I’ve been making a really simple cocktail at home lately: I shake Grey Goose or Tito’s vodka for a while, really hard, with just cucumber and ice. The trick is to shake it for long enough that the ice waters down the vodka a little. Shaking it for a while also mashes up the cucumber; that way, you don’t have to use a muddler. I sometimes add a little fresh mint, a drop of absinthe or a squeeze of lime. The drink is strong but really refreshing.”

Norah Jones’s Food Tour

Norah Jones’s Food Tour: Spaghetti Bolognese

Los Angeles

“When I’m on the road, spaghetti Bolognese is my comfort food. Chateau Marmont has the best.”

© Susan Spungen
Norah Jones’s Food Tour: Pulled Pork


“Rollin’ Smoke BBQ Chuckwagon is an amazing truck—perfect for a 2 a.m. barbecue bomb.”

© Antonis Achilleos
Norah Jones’s Food Tour: Catfish Po’ Boy Sandwiches

New Orleans

“I love the catfish po’boy sandwiches at Domilise’s and Parkway Bakery.”

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Norah Jones’s Food Tour: Caracas Arepas Bar


“Caracas Arepa Bar is my go-to spot for cheap Venezuelan food when I’m home in Brooklyn.”

© Doug Todd