Khloe Kardashian Odom
Khloé Kardashian Odom
Reality TV star Khloé Kardashian Odom of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Khloé & Lamar, gets scrutinized for her weight publicly, both by the tabloids and her own mother, Kris Jenner. Nevertheless, from homemade biscuits to Thai chile chicken wings, the bodacious celebrity stands firm when it comes to genuinely enjoying food. As she tells F&W, she also loves to cook, especially for her husband, NBA player Lamar Odom. —Alessandra BulowPhoto © James White for E!
“Cooking to me is really relaxing, and I love to try new things for my husband,” says Khloé Kardashian Odom. Her husband Lamar Odom loved her first homemade meal of chicken and dumplings.Photo courtesy of Khloé Kardashian Odom.
Chicken and Dumplings
Khloé spent six hours making chicken and dumplings from scratch for her husband Lamar Odom. “Lamar doesn’t really get how long things take to cook, and he wants me to make Thanksgiving feasts all the time. But I love doing it. It’s fun, and he gets so proud.”Photo courtesy of Khloé Kardashian Odom.
Banana pudding is one of Lamar’s favorite desserts. His grandmother used to make it for him.Photo courtesy of Khloé Kardashian Odom.
“Lamar and everyone in this house love sweets, so that’s why it’s fun to make them,” says Khloé. “The baked goods are all gone in two seconds.”Photo courtesy of Khloé Kardashian Odom.
“I bought a bread maker and make my own pretzels,” says Khloé. “It’s just fun to make new things. My best friend Malika will come over say, ‘How are you making pretzels? Why are you making pretzels?’ It’s just entertaining for me and I think it’s therapeutic.”Photo courtesy of Khloé Kardashian Odom.
Lamar Odom's Birthday Feast
To celebrate Lamar’s birthday, Khloé made crab legs, shrimp, chicken sausage, red potatoes, fried chicken and biscuits, sweet corn, rice and a peach cobbler. “I was very nervous because I had no idea how to tell if the crab legs were cooked,” she says.Photo courtesy of Khloé Kardashian Odom.
“I love to cook everything from scratch, so even if it’s biscuits, it’s not like I’m cooking Marie Callender’s biscuits,” says Khloé. “I make the dough from scratch.”Photo courtesy of Khloé Kardashian Odom.
What’s in Those Gorgeous Cookie Jars on TV
“In the kitchen we have cookie jars with three different types of cookies: Oreos, Vienna Fingers and oatmeal cookies with a glaze,” says Khloé. “I got the jars at Target for about $15. The jars are OCD organized and lined up—it’s pretty disgusting of me. People will screw with me and try to move my cookies around. They want to see how long it will take for me to notice that they’ve been moved.”Photo courtesy of Khloé Kardashian Odom.
Kim Kardashian and Khloé Kardashian Odom
Khloé Kardashian Odom and Kim Kardashian attend a cooking lesson at New York City’s Valbella restaurant.Photo courtesy of Khloé Kardashian Odom.
Khloé Kardashian Odom
“I want to learn how to make intense and intricate cakes, just to be more creative,” says Khloé. Here, she pipes a layer of cream into a Napoleon pastry during a cooking lesson at New York City’s Valbella restaurant.Photo courtesy of Khloé Kardashian Odom.
Khloé Kardashian Odom's Favorite Restaurants
“I love eating authentic ethnic food, and I like trying new foods,” says Khloé Kardashian Odom. “Lamar’s great at taking me to different restaurants,” she adds of her NBA star husband, Lamar Odom. “I’m kind of a creature of habit, but he’s good at just pulling over the car and saying, ‘Hey, let’s go to this restaurant.’ ” Here, the L.A.-based reality TV star and good eater shares her favorite spots to eat on both coasts with Lamar and her famous sisters, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian.Photo courtesy of E!
Stanley's Restaurant, Los Angeles
“Kim, Kourtney and I go here once a week. They have amazing salads and grilled artichokes.” stanleys83.comPhoto courtesy of Stanley’s Restaurant.
Carousel, Los Angeles
“This is our favorite Armenian restaurant. We go once a month, and it reminds us of our dad because he used to take us here once a week for dinner. It’s just so good, and the same people still work there from when I was younger. We order chicken kebab skewers, hummus, grape leaves, rice pilaf, pita bread and cheese boreg—a buttery pastry filled with different cheeses. It’s very authentic, very Armenian.” carouselrestaurant.comPhoto courtesy of Carousel.
BOA, Los Angeles
“They have a great chicken breast, and of course I have to have the mac and cheese [sigh]. Everything in moderation, though. I love the ambience, it’s outside and there are fire pits everywhere.” boasteak.com/balboaPhoto courtesy of BOA.
Philippe Chow, Los Angeles, Miami, New York
“I love that they opened one in L.A. Here it’s all about the food—I love the chicken satay with the peanut butter sauce.” philippechow.comPhoto courtesy of Philippe Chow.
Sybil's Bakery & Restaurant, Queens, NY
“Lamar always takes me here and orders for me. I love going to Caribbean restaurants. I have limitations because I don’t eat pork, red meat or a lot of fish. Chicken and turkey—I can eat whatever I want. The restaurant is almost like a hut. There’s nowhere to sit, so you get your food to-go. I get a spicy jerk chicken on the bone with a bunch of mixed rices like rice with pigeon peas, West Indian fried rice and spinach rice, which is made with spinach, coconut milk and chickpeas.” 15924 Hillside Avenue, (718) 297-2359.Photo © Alicea Ramkirpal.