By serving up plates of meals to the public in the kitchens of private residences and hotels around the world, Martha Stewart has helped establish the era of the celebrity meal. Although few actresses regularly tuck into the dishes they star in on the big screen, a growing number are being willing to do so on TV.
“That’s what I have fun with. You come up with something and you get to showcase it for all the world to see,” Ms. Stewart says in the new Netflix documentary Eating What I Love, which she narrates. When asked to name an appearance on The Late Show or Saturday Night Live she enjoyed most, Ms. Stewart rattled off two names before revealing the recipe. “And I always get a laugh out of the writing about me,” she adds.
At age 14, Ms. Stewart’s mother, Martha Blatchford, nicknamed her, when she began designing a menu for the 16-member clan’s living room. Ms. Stewart has since expanded the venture, cooking cookbooks and becoming an executive producer of food shows, including a new one on Lifetime. “I’m always going to be involved in food,” Ms. Stewart said.