What does a Hollywood hunk keep behind closed doors? Rach takes a peek.

By Rachael Ray Every Day
November 01, 2005
Dennis Quaid

Rachael Ray: Okay, you have a band and you sing, and everybody knows you act. But do you cook? That would just be...

Dennis Quaid: Yes, I cook.

RR: Too hot! You're what my mother would call a complete package. Do you cook for your wife, Kimberly?

DQ: Yeah, sure. I do most of my cooking when I'm in Montana. I go up there in the summer and the nearest restaurant is 10 miles away.

RR: There's almost an entire shelf of barbecue sauces in your fridge. Don't you make your own? Isn't that a pride thing with you Texans?

DQ: I do make my own sometimes. I take a bottle off the shelf and then I keep adding stuff to it.

RR: That's what I do: the fake-out! I take barbecue sauce, slam stuff in it and call it my own!

DQ: Yes. I'll put beer and pineapple juice into a pepper sauce. I also make a great seafood gumbo.

RR: You have Atkins shakes in the fridge. Tell me you're not a dieter!

DQ: No, those are Kimberly's.

RR: Oh, okay. You scared me. You look like you care about what you eat, though, because you're...hot!

DQ: I'm lucky. I have a high metabolism, so I pretty much eat anything and everything.

RR: I live vicariously through people like you. I just buy jeans that stretch, and I don't look down in the shower. So your band is called the Sharks. Have you ever eaten shark?

DQ: Yes. I used to eat a lot of fish but I've been shying away from it because of the mercury thing. I eat more beef and chicken now.

RR: I'm a beef-and-chicken girl. I love ground anything. I'm a burger freak!

DQ: You can make turkey burgers...

RR: Oh, you really do cook! I see that you have ginger beer. Do you...

DQ: I don't think that's mine. It just sort of appeared one day.

RR: I have one of those fridges too I've got a great cocktail you can make with ginger beer, called the Moscow Mule. You take fresh lime juice, add ice-cold vodka, shake, pour it over ice and add a splash of ginger beer.

DQ: I'll put that ginger beer to use!

RR: I'm telling you, it's awesome! Okay, silly question: Anybody, living or dead, who'd you have to dinner?

DQ: Marlon Brando, probably.

RR: What would you make?

DQ: Something Tahitian. And we'd have lots of ice cream. I hear he was really into it.

Pop Quiz

1. Dennis Quaid rocks out with which band?

A. The Whales

B. The Surfers

C. The Sharks

2. Which diet does he follow?

A. Atkins

B. The Zone

C. None

3. What's his specialty dish?

A. Seafood gumbo

B. Texas-style beef brisket

C. He only eats takeout.

4. If Dennis Quaid could invite anyone to dinner, living or dead, who would it be?

A. Marlon Brando

B. Hillary Clinton

C. James Dean

ANSWERS: 1. C 2. C 3. A 4. A