Live Like a Celebrity: The Bradley Cooper Edition Slideshow
November 30, 2012
Bradley Cooper does in fact drink — just nothing alcoholic. And if you want to be ripped like Cooper (after all, he is dating Zoe Saldana), there's only three things you need in your fridge: water, coconut water, and protein shakes
Cooper started cooking at a very young age, but he didn’t just cook with his grandmother. He brought his skills to school as well. "I prided myself in taking whatever was in the fridge and turning it into lasagna," he told Entertainment Weekly. Here’s a more conventional lasagna recipe for Cooper to try.
COOK: Grandma's Recipes
Cooper credits his grandmother for teaching him how to cook, most specifically, how to make pasta. If you want to brush up on your Italian dishes in the kitchen and cook like Cooper, check out our video with The Daily Meal's video producer Ali Rosen on how to make fresh pasta.
COOK: Kitchen Confidential
In 2005, Cooper played Jack Bourdain, a character based on Anthony Bourdain, in a television series based off Bourdain’s best-selling book Kitchen Confidential. Because most of the book went into detail about French cooking at Les Halles, we’re pretty sure Cooper learned how to make this classic French dish from Julia Child: potage aux concombres.
EAT: Empellon Cocina
In May of this year he was spotted with flame Zoe Saldana at New York’s Empellón Cocina in the East Village, and the next month he was seen dining with Saldana’s family at Boom in the city’s SoHo neighborhood.
In October 2012, Cooper was spotted at Los Angeles’ trendy Italian restaurant Farfalla. According to Radar Online, burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese attempted to send a drink over to his table, which he didn’t accept due to his sobriety. He then left without even acknowledging her, causing quite a stir in the tabloids.
While filming The Hangover 3 in California's Mojave Desert, Cooper stopped into Domingo’s Mexican and Seafood Restaurant in nearby Tehachapi for a bite. He was even kind enough to pose for photos with other (presumably star-struck) diners.
EAT: Smith and Mills
Cooper is reportedly good friends with Limitless and Silver Linings Playbook co-star Robert De Niro, and they were spotted together in June at restaurant Smith & Mills on New York City’s North Moore Street.
TRAVEL: Plaza Athénée
After his brief fling with Jennifer Lopez in fall 2011, Cooper had lunch with French actress Melanie Laurent at Ralph's, a restaurant adjacent to the Ralph Lauren store on Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris in November 2011. The same day, the duo shared a private dinner at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée, according to US Weekly.
TRAVEL: Royalton Hotel
Even when he’s not jet-setting with a leading lady, Cooper’s hectic schedule keeps him on the road, where he indulges in the world’s best food. At the after-party for the premier of Silver Linings Playbook at the Royalton Hotel in New York City on Nov. 12.
Cooper reportedly headed to the coast of Spain in August 2009 with his Case 39 co-star Renee Zellweger. The duo was also spotted that summer dining at Italian eateryAntonucci in New York City and the Smyth Hotel in New York's Tribeca neighborhood before jetting off to Spain, according to AnythingHollywood.com.
PARTY: Appearance is Everything
Cooper is a huge gym
rat, which is where his amazing body comes from, though he covers it up most of the time in his casual workout gear.
PARTY: Hot Spots
When he is out on the town, you can find Bradley Cooper at popular hang-outs like Soho House, Chateau Marmont, The Box, and others.
PARTY: Girlfriends, Girlfriends, Girlfriends...
Here’s the thing — if he’s not working out alone and spotted by the paparazzi, B. Coops is usually with his lady friend, Zoe Saldana, wherever he goes. Both have followed each other to other countries while filming and both are automatic plus-ones on the red carpet, that is of course, unless Cooper’s mother, Gloria, comes instead.
PARTY: Date Night
"Just being comfortable, when you can laugh. I'm not big on the pageantry of a date, though," Cooper told People in 2010. Cooper and then-girlfriend Zellweger and now Saldana, are very under the radar when it comes to their date nights. They've been spotted going to the movies, going incognito wearing sunglasses and baseball caps, and heading out the back door at restaurants after dinner.
PARTY: Bradley's Best Friends
Cooper has a good network of celebrity pals, including Ryan Reynolds, Ben Affleck, and Leonardo DiCaprio — talk about a handsome crowd, right? Though he has A-list pals, he still remains very close to his childhood friends, two of which he teamed up with in this year’s The Words.