We used to count down the days until Friday, but as the weeks wear on, we find ourselves looking forward to Thursdays more and more thanks to our new favorite model-chef, Elettra Wiedemann!
In the latest installment of her Vogue cooking series, Elettra paid a special visit to the apartment of none other than Grace Coddington, to whip up a hearty meal of steak and potatoes gratin. “It’s a dish that any Vogue person really shouldn’t be making, because it’s incredibly bad for you,” Coddington explains before pouring a jar of cream over her potatoes.
Believe it or not, this isn’t a recipe that the tastemaker dug out specially for the occasion. The stick-to-your-ribs meal is actually a go-to party dish for Coddington, who believes in using “only the best meat, the best this, the best that.” As if we expected anything less of the beloved editor! What we weren’t expecting to hear was that Coddington once had a schoolgirl crush on Eletrra’s father, whom the editor had worked with when he was about 19-years old, and is actually rumored to be quite the mess in the kitchen— a statement that she neither confirmed, nor denied.
We should also note here that the culinary duo were graced with a visit from a particularly adorable guest, and one that should look quite familiar to anyone who has had the pleasure of reading Coddington’s best-selling memoir, Grace. That’s right, Bart, Coddington’s famous fluffy cat, joins the women on set just in time to watch Coddington do a little shimmy for the camera to demonstrate how models were supposed to dance on the runways in the Sixities— you know, back in the good ol’ days. “I really love what I do,” says Coddington, “or else I wouldn’t still be here annoying Anna, you know.” Grace, by all means, feel free to come by our office and “annoy” us anytime you like!
Get a taste of this week’s Goodness in the new video below: