She's the undesputed queen of Christmas thanks to her iconic song 'All I Want For Christmas Is You', and now Mariah Carey has revealed her plans to keep on living up to her festive title.
Sitting down with magazing GQ, the singer revealed her 'Top 10 things' she wants for Christmas - one of them being her own Christmas cookbook filled with her favourite holiday recipes.
“I love to cook every year. I cook on the 23rd, 24th, and 25th; all different menus,” she explained. She makes one of her father’s recipes that he gave her before he passed away every Christmas Eve, and makes a traditional turkey for Christmas day.
“It took me a while to learn how to do the turkey,” Carey confessed. Luckily, she usually has a sous-chef with her to make sure everything goes to plan.
“People don’t believe I cook. They think I’m lying. Lots of people are like, ‘she don’t cook’ but the truth is I do, and I actually love cooking,” she said. “But the truth is that I actually love cooking. I don’t usually cook during the year until Christmastime but I’ve been cooking a little bit more recently because my kids kind of like it when I cook.”
“Even though it takes up a lot of time,” she continued, “it’s relaxing for me because I’m not thinking about business, I’m not thinking about anything else, I’m just down there in the kitchen cooking.”