They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach—but does that expression ring true for Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham? E! News caught up with Winfrey at The Hundred-Foot Journey premiere outside the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City Monday, where she revealed who really makes the meals. Watch our video above to find out.
Winfrey's producing partner Steven Spielberg revealed which food he's "a little bit of an authority" on. After hearing his answer, Winfrey promised to tell him where he can find "the best" recipe in Baltimore.
It pays to have friends with good taste!
Given that The Hundred-Foot Journey is about food, what's one item that Winfrey can't do without? "I'm a truffle fiend! I walk around with truffle salt. That's on my rider whenever I arrive at a hotel: truffle salt, truffle oil," she said on the red carpet. "I want to go do the truffle hunt with the pigs in October. Yeah!"
Based on Richard Morais' 2011 novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey is about rival restaurants—a Michelin-star French spot and a family-run Indian restaurant—in the south of France. It stars Manish Dayal and Helen Mirren. "When I was reading it, it felt so cinematic. Sometimes you're reading things and you can just sort of see them as a film," Winfrey, 60, said. "Juliette Blake, who's one of the other producers, brought the idea to me and we both went to Steven. He said yes immediately and here we are."
As an avid reader, are there any other books Winfrey hopes to adapt into movies? "Some are harder than others. This one was actually not difficult because when I was reading it, you could feel that it was something special," she told E! News. "So yeah, there are a few—but I'm not telling you right now!"
—Additonal reporting by Vanessa McDonald