Ryan Gosling Has a Rule-Breaking Cooking Tip That We’ll Follow Forever

published Jun 12, 2024
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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 30: Ryan Gosling attends the Los Angeles premiere of Universal Pictures "The Fall Guy" at Dolby Theatre on April 30, 2024 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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You might not turn to an actor like Ryan Gosling for cooking advice, but it seems his talents aren’t simply meant for the screen. Turns out, Gosling is also a genius in the kitchen, and in a recent interview to promote his new movie, The Fall Guy, he shares an ingenious tip that will help you make the creamiest homemade hummus ever.

In an interview with Emily Blunt and iMDb to promote his new movie, Gosling shares one of his “special skills.” After Blunt makes a few jokes about Gosling’s stellar baking skills (more on that later), the actor shares that he knows a special secret to make creamy hummus. The trick? Add a cube of ice to your hummus ingredients before blending it up to create a smoother, creamier dip.

“I had a Moroccan restaurant and I learned that if you put ice in your hummus while you’re blending it instead of water, it gets a lot creamier,” he explains.

The Moroccan restaurant he mentions is Tagine Beverly Hills, which he co-owns with Chef Ben Benameur. A number of celebs have been pictured enjoying a night at Tagine, including Meryl Streep, Keanu Reeves, and John Malkovich. Is it the creamy hummus that draws these celebs to the table?

So how exactly does ice make for a creamier hummus? Typically ice water or aquafaba (chickpea water) is slowly drizzled into the blender to help create that creamy texture. However, using ice cubes means you can skip this step because of the way the ice helps to emulsify the chickpeas and harden the oil, creating a stiff, thick, creamy finish.

Along with his brilliant hummus tip, Gosling also admits that he likes to bake. “He can bake a muffin like nobody’s business,” Blunt jokes. “You can flute a pie crust,” she also adds.

Sure, while we would love to find a way to get Gosling to bake us a batch of muffins or a pie — or, honestly, both — we’ll have to settle for our own recipes and skills to enjoy these delicious baked goods. And if Gosling can’t teach you how to flute a pie crust, here’s how to crimp a pie crust like a pro baker.

This post originally ran on The Kitchn. See it there: Ryan Gosling Has a Rule-Breaking Cooking Tip That We’ll Follow Forever