If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair but the hairspray and the electric toothbrush. We asked actress Isabella Rossellini — a brand ambassador for Lancôme’s Rénergie Multi-Glow line and Trésor fragrance — about the pasta, cardigan, and perfume she can’t live without.
I always have the basics for any Italian cooking — spaghetti, parmigiano reggiano, and cold-pressed olive oil — at home or any place I stay for a long period of time, like an apartment while on location for a film. De Cecco is a good pasta brand and widely distributed, so it’s easy to find wherever I am. Neither of my parents cooked on a regular basis. Occasionally, my father cooked some pasta — his favorite was pasta with all different raw herbs (basil, parsley, oregano, and dill) cut very fine with olive oil and parmigiano, of course. But I love to cook. Most often, I make this sauce my daughter invented for spaghetti. She has it in her book Impatient Foodie. It’s spaghetti with a paste made of red beets, ricotta cheese, lemon zest, and parmigiano.