ROBERT PATTINSON'S

COBB SALAD

While filming Breaking Dawn in Baton Rouge, the star became a big fan of this dish served at a local gourmet deli

COBB SALAD FROM MAXWELL'S MARKET IN BATON ROUGE

Serves 2

1 (8-oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breast

1 tsp. olive oil

½ tsp. Paul Prudhomme's Blackened Redfish Magic seasoning

5 cups chopped Romaine lettuce

¾ cup crumbled blue cheese

4 strips hickory-smoked bacon, cooked

2 hard-boiled eggs, halved

½ avocado, sliced

1 cup chopped vine-ripe tomatoes

½ cup Greek vinaigrette dressing

1. Preheat grill on high. Rub the chicken breast with olive oil and seasoning, then place on the hot grill. Lower heat to medium high and cook, covered, for 10 minutes or until no longer pink in the center, turning once.

2. Remove chicken from grill and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

3. Divide lettuce, cheese, bacon, eggs, avocado and tomatoes between two plates. Top with warm chicken slices. Drizzle ¼ cup of the dressing over each salad.

Lidia Bastianich

USE YOUR LEFTOVERS!

Got stale bread? Yesterday's veggies? The PBS chef shows how to turn them into a meal

LEFTOVER BREAD AND VEGETABLE FRITTATA

Serves: 6 to 8

8 large eggs

½ tsp. sea salt or kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 cup stale bread, cut into ½-in. pieces

4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

4 slices bacon, cut into ½-in. pieces (optional)

2 cups raw or 2½ cups cooked leftover vegetables, cut into ½-in. pieces

½ cup chopped scallions

1. Preheat oven to 425. In a bowl, whisk the eggs with the salt and pepper. Add bread pieces and set aside.

2. Pour olive oil into a 12-in. skillet, scatter in the bacon and set over medium heat. When bacon is sizzling, toss in the vegetables. Stir a few times until vegetables are hot. Add scallions, season with salt and stir. Cover the skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the scallions are wilted, about three minutes.

3. Raise the heat and pour in the egg and bread mixture. Cook for a minute or two until a thin crust forms on the bottom of the frittata. Set the pan in the oven for 7 to 8 minutes, until the eggs are cooked.

4. Remove the pan from the oven, and with a rubber spatula, loosen the frittata around the edges and underneath. Cover with a large plate or a wooden board and flip frittata out of the pan. Serve.

CELEB SWEETS

Ice cream, cupcakes, cookies, candy-a round-up of treats that are giving A-listers a major sugar high

JONAS BROTHERS'

CUPCAKES

The JoBros' verdict on Georgetown Cupcakes? They're "awesome," tweeted Kevin. ($55 per dozen; georgetowncupcake.com)

NORA EPHRON'S

GINGERSNAPS

"I have spent much of my life looking for the perfect gingersnap," says the author, who calls this treat "the cookie of my dreams." ($7 per tub; miette.com)

JIMMY FALLON'S

ICE CREAM

Like Elton John and Jerry Garcia, Fallon now has his own Ben & Jerry's flavor: Late Night Snack-vanilla with salty caramel and fudge-covered potato chips. ($3.99 per pint; supermarkets nationwide)

KELLY PRESTON'S

GUMMIES

The actress is a fan of these vegan, organic candies. "They're delish!" she says. "Kids will love them!" ($5.25 per small bag; organiccandy factory.com)

JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT'S

CAKE

The Inception star has been spotted digging into this meringue-and-mousse confection at New York City bakery the Best Chocolate Cake in the World. ($49; thebestchocolatecake.com)

Ricky Gervais & Karl Pilkington's

FAVORITE U.S.A. TOURIST SPOTS

The British guys behind Science Channel's cult hit An Idiot Abroad pick some of their fave American destinations

1. BOSTON HARBOR

"The only place we've been together is Boston," says Idiot Abroad producer Ricky Gervais (far left) of traveling with the show's star Karl Pilkington, who recalls, "I was in a really nice hotel overlooking Boston Harbor, next to the tea bag place." Corrects Gervais: "Not 'tea bag.' Tea Party! Honestly!"

Info: cityofboston.gov

2. RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT!

"Of all the places in America I've been, Los Angeles is my favorite because it's got a Ripley's," says Pilkington. "There's good stuff in there. I saw a two-headed sheep. I remember the weirdness; that's what I liked about it."

Info: hollywood.ripleys.com

3. ALCATRAZ

"San Francisco is nice: They've got Alcatraz," says Pilkington. "Al Capone was in prison there, and I like the stories about bullet holes in the walls and stuff. It was interesting."

Info: nps.gov/alcatraz

4. CENTRAL PARK ZOO

"I love New York," says Gervais. "It's clean, it's totally safe, it's buzzing, and every neighborhood is different. It's like the most interesting ant's nest in the world." One of his go-to Manhattan spots? "Central Park is beautiful," he says. "I've got a membership at the little zoo there."

Info: centralparkzoo.com

TRAVEL SHOP

PLUSH PENGUIN

Central Park Zoo stuffed animal

$35 for 24-in. toy; e-mail orders to zootique@wcs.org

ASSORTED TEAS

Choose from a variety of teas from the company that dates back to the time of the Boston Tea Party $6.99 for 24 tea bags; bostontea.com

AL CAPONE MUG

This memento from Alcatraz prison features one of its most famous inmates $8.95; store.parksconservancy.org

  • Contributors:
  • CONTRIBUTORS Liza Hamm,
  • Thailan Pham,
  • Suzanne Zuckerman,
  • with Lindsey Gilbert,
  • Mark Lambert.