'Jack Black' on Serious Eats

In Videos: Dumpling Battle in 'Kung Fu Panda'

When I went home for July Fourth, my mom welcomed my brother and me with a delicious homemade dumpling feast. How did my mom, who probably hadn't made homemade dumplings in years, suddenly get the inspiration to whip up over 100 little meat-filled dough pouches? By watching Kung Fu Panda. Yes, a computer-animated movie about a hefty panda discovering his inner kung fu prowess drove my mom to dig into her latent memory bank of Chinese recipes. In the most dumpling heavy scene, Po (voiced by Jack Black), whose kung fu skills are provoked by the sight of food, must battle against Master Shifu (voiced by Dustin Hoffman) to get his hands on the last dumpling. Dumplings are awesome—I... More

In Videos: Jack Black Interviewed on 'Cooking With Rockstars'

In the web show Cooking With Rockstars, famous rockstars (including Rufus Wainwright, Robyn Hitchcock, and the Raveonettes) are interviewed about food. Jack Black reveals that his favorite dish to make is the Dorito Burrito: "flour tortilla, cheddar cheese, Dorito chips laid down in the middle, microwave, folded up, crispy, burrito." But only Nacho Cheese Doritos will do; Cool Ranch doesn't work because "that's a mixture of tastes—the cheese on top of the cool ranch is a clashing I don't want to deal with." Learn more about Jack Black's food preferences (ketchup is good, onions are bad); after the jump.... More

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