Jesse McCartney is a Cheesemaker

Jesse McCartney is a Cheesemaker

Jesse McCartney is all about The Food Network these days.

The 22-year-old musician recently sat down with Parade magazine to dish about his love for cooking, purity rings and dedicating his time to his favorite charities. Check it:

On good friends Jonas Brothers and their purity rings: “I never wore a promise ring like them. It’s a big step for them to be open about their virginity. I’ve seen them take a lot of heat. But I respect them, if that’s what they want to do. It’s cool.”

On giving back to the community: “She’s [my mom] a cool chick… [I] grew up in a Christian household. We went to church every Sunday. I do think it’s my duty to give back. That’s why I’m involved with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Bono is my inspiration—not only as a rock star but as a humanitarian. We aren’t just put on this earth to sell records. Maybe it’s because of my upbringing, but I do consider myself a moral guy.”

On his favorite TV show: “All I watch is the Food Network. I took a cheesemaking class a few weeks ago, and I told my family and friends to only get me kitchen stuff on my birthday. I’m into every kind of cookbook and anything by Anthony Bourdain. I’d love to own a restaurant if I could find the right chef.”

On finding the right girl for him: “She’ll have to be someone who likes to eat my cooking. Or, at least, she’ll have to pretend.”

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  • steph

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  • liz

    i’d let him cook for me, anyday ;]

  • Kelly

    He’s so cute, I love him haha

  • karina

    i would eat whatever he cooks! i love him!

  • tesssssa

    i’d like HIM on a plate!

  • assyhole

    Such a zcutie!

  • dani

    yeaaah y would also east whatever he coooksss ….. loooooove him

  • christine

    he’s so hotttt ! <3

  • louise

    i would eat whatever he cooks!
    he’s soooooooo cute!

  • girl5

    Man I want him sooo bad

  • yay

    lol thats so cute
    glad to know he loves cooking and food

  • ashley

    love him he is so sweet and cute

  • niki

    love him!!!!

  • Kimberly

    haha Ill eat whatever you cook jesse! ;]

  • LEna :)

    I LOVE HIM :)

  • clare

    love him

  • Vanessa Rocha

    Jesse meu lindo, se eu fosse eu nem precisaria fingiir que gostoria de sua comida, eu comeria com muito prazer hehe ‘, Meu cozinheiro e cantoor favorito, vc é uma delia completa neah, alem de TDB ainda cozinha, O Jesse é perfeitoooooo demais da conta ta louco veii!

    Poor isso que eu o amo muito! ♥

  • jpcbrazil

    but i really think i wouldn’t have to
    i can cook too,and you can pretend my food is good too,haha

  • rose

    i love him i have his cd he is sooooooooooooo cuite and nice i am suprised he is 22 he looks soo young i love him rock on jesse you are number one #1#1#1#1#1#1#1 rock on

  • sam

    they WENT to church every sunday? aww how come not anymore?!

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