Martha Stewart is such a good sport. She's just done an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. Here are some of my fave bits. (Probably Reddit will yell at me for reposting these here? I don't care.) You can find the full conversation here.
Do you have any cool prison tats?
I would not EVER, EVER deface my body with tattoos.
Hi Martha, Did you have a prison nickname? If not what nickname would you have chosen for yourself.
I think I did, but I can't remember.
What's it like being friends with Snoop Dogg?
I wish I were closer friends with Snoop Dogg.
Do you have any good sex tips?
Always take a bath before and after.
You have a completely free day. What do you do to have fun for the day?
Watch the entire 13 hours of a new season of House of Cards.
Ever in the mood for Indian? What's on the menu if so?
Love Indian food. Especially Raita, Naan, Dal, and Saag Paneer.
You seem really tech savvy these days. What phone are you using, and do you have a favorite app?
I have always tried to stay ahead of the tech curve. I use the new Samsung notebook, I use the iPhone, and low and behold, I still have a new Blackberry. All I need now is one phone number for all of them.
What was your moment when you realized that you were creating something bigger than yourself? That "Aha! I truly made it!" moment?
When I published the first issue of Martha Stewart Living.
What is your go-to recipe for a party snack?
I never serve snacks at parties. It's either hors devours or a meal. Hors devours are prepared foods one would serve with meals or wine. Snacks are something you get out of a bag or a box.
This year it was The Wolf of Wall Street.
What's an average day for you? What do you enjoy to do in your down time?
An average day is busy from daybreak until late at night. I may travel, I may go to the office. I may have 25 meetings. I may have 1 meeting. If you saw my schedule you would cringe.
Who makes better cookies, you or Snoop? Any special ingredients I should use when baking?
I've never tasted Snoop's cookies, so I don't know. Pure butter, good sugar, good flour.
Julia Child was such a major household name for so many years and in ways a pioneer. What would you say you learned most from her?
I've tried every single one of Julia's recipes in her French cookbooks. She was a wonderful teacher, and she inspired all of us to expand our cooking repertoire.
How can I make my towels fluffy again? I use a front loader and new towels I purchased 18 months ago - and they were not cheap - are now hard and uncomfortable to use.
You should check your water, your soap, the temperature of the water, and your machine. Something's wrong. Towels should last at least 20 years.
What's the best part about being a grandmother? I can't imagine how awesome it'd be to have Martha Stewart as my grandma.
The kids are so delightful. Every single minute I spend with them is precious. They are so enthusiastic and friendly.
Aside from cooking, what's your favourite activity to do of a weekend?
Cooking is not my favorite thing to do on the weekend, since I do it every day of the week. I enjoy my horseback rides, my gardening, my time with Jude and Truman, and socializing with friends.
My boyfriend and I cook a lot of chicken. What's your go-to chicken recipe?
I like spatchcocked or roasted best.
How many tacos can you eat in one sitting?
I was at a really good Mexican restaurant yesterday, and I ate one whole taco. I was still hungry.
Why do you think Gwenyth Paltrow is a bad homemaker? Is it because she suggests things most people cannot afford?
I have never said Gwenyth is a bad homemaker. In fact, I've never been invited to her home, so how would I know?
Is it true you change your bed sheets everyday?
Yes. It's a luxury.