has only gone up in our estimation after revealing he’s got quite the penchant for a shortbread biscuit and a Cornish pasty (don’t we all, Nic?).
The American actor, who’s about to in his new film, has made it clear that he’s a fan of British delicacies.
And, as it turns out, he’s not the only one.
Plenty of celebs across the pond have revealed their hankering for British cuisines, from pork scratchings and a roast dinner to Cadbury’s Creme Eggs (yes, those are absolutely cuisines).
Who can blame them?
Nicolas Cage – Cornish pasties and shortbread
Nic is about to become an honorary Brit with this list, with the Face/Off actor revealing that Cornish pasties and shortbread are some of his favourite foods to eat when he visits the UK.
Opening up about his cottage in Somerset and love for British people, Nic, 58, told Absolute Radio: ‘Well I love Cornish Pasties. I used to have Cornish Pasties believe it or not in Santa Monica, California.
‘There was a place called the Ye Olde King’s Head pub, I used to go there as a child and have them. They are so delicious and they were the perfect thing to put in your lunch pail to go to school with I enjoyed them so much.’
This comes just weeks after the man on the red carpet.
‘I really like shortbread,’ he said. ‘And whenever I’m in England I go and get a tin can of shortbread, and I was feeling kinda happy, kinda like I was biting into some shortbread, so tonight I wanted to dress like I was a can of shortbread’.
Cameron Diaz – pork scratchings
Cameron famously headed over to the UK in Christmas flick The Holiday but it turns out the actress loves jetting over here in real life – partly thanks to the pork scratchings.
During a 2012 interview for Elle, the star raved about the pub snack, saying: ‘Oh, that’s my favourite snack in the whole world!
‘Even with the bristles – I don’t care, I’ll do it! It’s my favourite thing.’
That’s where her love for British food ended though, as she was slightly baffled by the thought of a hotpot, mistaking it for a sexual euphemism.
‘I don’t even want to let you know where my mind went with that. Sexual? No, it was more sophomoric – yes, the toilet!’ the 49-year-old said.
‘I have a tendency to either one or the other: sexual or scatological … But I’ve tried to become more mature. Is it anything to do with sausages? I’ve had sausages before… in a hotpot.’
Kristen Stewart – steak and kidney pie
Kristen spent months in the UK when she was filming Snow White and the Huntsman, with the star getting a taste for a classic British dish.
The 32-year-old said at the time: ‘We filmed five months in London.
‘I’m so used to living in Los Angeles that I loved being in a big city. London is wonderful, especially if you like steak and kidney pie.’
We would happily grab pie and mash any time with you, Kristen.
Katy Perry – Yorkshire puddings
The Yorkshire pudding is perhaps the greatest British delicacy (we said what we said) and Katy agrees.
The Dark Horse hitmaker, 37, couldn’t hold back her obsession with British food on Twitter, declaring her love for a Yorkshire pudding and Sheffield-made pies.
‘FINALLY! Beloved ENGLAND!’ she wrote.
‘1st thing I did was stuff me gob w/some yorkshire puddings & meat pies from Silversmiths in Sheffield. Ah bless.’
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Lorde – Creme Eggs
If there’s one thing we as Brits can do well, it’s chocolate – and Lorde knows it.
The Green Light hitmaker, 25, admitted she’s not a huge fan of American chocolate, even going so far as to sing about Creme Eggs on the radio.
Go on girl.
‘I love to indulge in a Creme Egg, and I’ve been in America and the chocolate is not very good in America,’ she admitted.
‘I was excited to come to the UK and snack on a little Creme Egg.’
She and former Radio 1 breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw went on to sing a new (and potentially improved) version of Green Light, belting out: ‘But honey I’ll search every shop down every road, I’m waiting for it, that Creme Egg, I want it.’
Taylor Swift – Nando’s
Taylor is a well-known anglophile, from her song London Boy (about her ), to often being spotted out in London with the likes of best pal Ed Sheeran.
And it was Ed that turned Taylor onto one of her fave London restaurants – Nando’s.
The 32-year-old : ‘Ed Sheeran got me hooked on Nando’s when we were on The Red Tour.
‘I know it’s quite a normal thing in England, but we are deprived of the mango chicken wraps and grilled corn in America! I love getting a side of grilled halloumi cheese and the spicy rice. The chips are amazing too. OK, I JUST LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT NANDO’S, I’M NOT SORRY.’
No apology needed Taylor! And with Ed’s infamous black card, we’re sure she’s had her fill.
Tom Cruise – Chicken tikka masala
The origin of the chicken tikka masala has been hotly debated over the years, with some claiming it originated in Glasgow, while others have traced it back thousands of years to India.
The one Tom Cruise loved though? That
The Top Gun actor, 59, was in the Midlands to film Mission: Impossible 7 and clearly got very peckish, ordering a tikka masala at Asha’s on Newhall Street – and he was so impressed with the dish that he ordered a second.
A tweet from Asha’s read: ‘It was an absolute pleasure to welcome to Asha’s yesterday evening.’
‘Tom ordered our famous Chicken Tikka Masala and enjoyed it so much that as soon as he had finished, he ordered it all over again – The greatest compliment.’
Joe Jonas – just about everything
England native Sophie Turner is doing excellent work teaching her American husband Joe about all things British food.
Last year, during lockdown, she revealed she was missing English food so brought back a hamper of everything she could think of, including Yorkshire Tea, shortbread, Dairy Milk chocolate buttons, Malteasers, salt and vinegar crisps, Rowntree’s fruit pastilles and flying saucer sweets.
Joe also revealed he’d been passing the time by cooking and attempted to get various British meals right.
‘I am trying to get my British delicacies down. For us it has been wonderful… the thing I would encourage other couples is to find fun creative ways to have a date night with one another,’ he told E!’s Andy Cohen.
Joe, we need details!