Taylor Swift is known for throwing some pretty epic parties – and now we know what she’ll be serving too!
The “Look What You Made Me Do” singer is turning 30 this year. She recently wrote a personal essay for Elle, where she shared 30 life lessons she’s learned in the years leading up to her 30th birthday. In it, she shared her go-to recipes for dinner parties.
“I’ve always cooked a LOT, but I found three recipes I know I’ll be making at dinner parties for life,” she told the publication.
As for the recipes in question, they can be found online – and she’s sharing the little tweaks she made to give it that Taylor touch, too!
“Ina Garten’s Real Meatballs and Spaghetti (I just use packaged bread crumbs and only ground beef for meat), Nigella Lawson’s Mughlai Chicken, and Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Fajitas with Molé Sauce,” Taylor shared.
The essay gives an inside look into what’s going on in Taylor’s mind. She also talks about her biggest fears, as well as other things – like seemingly addressing a certain feud with certain reality star.
She revealed she was “terrified” to go on tour after the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017. And that somehow, her “fear of violence” has seeped into her own personal life.
“Websites and tabloids have taken it upon themselves to post every home address I’ve ever had online.You get enough stalkers trying to break into your house and you kind of start prepping for bad things,” she writes. “Every day I try to remind myself of the good in the world, the love I’ve witnessed and the faith I have in humanity.”
She also reveals some heartbreaking news – her mother’s cancer has returned.
“Both of my parents have had cancer, and my mom is now fighting her battle with it again. It’s taught me that there are real problems and then there’s everything else. My mom’s cancer is a real problem,” the Reputation singer wrote.
Dealing with the serious illnesses in her family have taught her to “give all of my worry, stress, and prayers to real problems now.”
She also shared how she has learned to disarm someone’s bullying – and that it “can be as simple as learning how to laugh.”
“In my experience, I’ve come to see that bullies want to be feared and taken seriously,” she writes in Elle. “A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet.”
“The fact that so many people jumped on board with it led me to feeling lower than I’ve ever felt in my life, but I can’t tell you how hard I had to keep from laughing every time my 63-foot inflatable cobra named Karyn appeared onstage in front of 60,000 screaming fans,” she continues. “It’s the Stadium Tour equivalent of responding to a troll’s hateful Instagram comment with ‘lol.'”
“It would be nice if we could get an apology from people who bully us, but maybe all I’ll ever get is the satisfaction of knowing I could survive it, and thrive in spite of it,” she adds.
“The fans and their care for me, my well-being, and my music were the ones who pulled me through,” she says. “The most emotional part of the Reputation Stadium Tour for me was knowing I was looking out at the faces of the people who helped me get back up. I’ll never forget the ones who stuck around.”
Taylor also reflected about turning the big 3-0 this year on Instagram, writing:
“According to my birth certificate, I turn 30 this year. It’s weird because part of me still feels 18 and part of me feels 283, but the actual, factual age I currently am is 29. I’ve heard people say that your 30’s are ‘the most fun!’ so I’ll definitely keep you posted on my findings on that when I know. But until then, I thought I’d share some lessons I’ve learned before reaching 30 with @elleusa, because it’s 2019 and sharing is caring.😺”