Blake Lively is a contraband cook
Blake Lively has confessed she's such an adventurous cook she smuggles foreign spices home from abroad.
The Gossip Girl star - who is dating Canadian hunk Ryan Reynolds - plays a character caught up in smuggling in new film Savages, and told Total Film magazine she drew on personal experience for the role.
Blake revealed: "I love to go to cooking school when I travel and I like to smuggle ingredients home. I have smuggled so many ingredients across so many borders, like shallot confit from Thailand, or a new sauce from New Orleans not approved by the FDA.
''I'm stuffing them in teddy bears cut in half and put back together again and I've gotten really good at it, although now I'm talking about it, I'm sure Customs will be all over me next time I go anywhere.''
But the 24-year-old actress - who was accompanied to the Venice Film Festival last week by her 35-year-old beau Ryan - refused to open up about her love life.
She teased: "There are some things I like to keep for me. If you want to think about me and love, watch me in love with two men in this movie."