Benny Blanco Opens Up About Cooking (and Ordering in!) with Selena Gomez: 'Should We Just Get Pizza?' (Exclusive)

Blanco will release his cookbook 'Open Wide' on April 30

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Benny Blanco and Selena Gomez

Benny Blanco and Selena Gomez may each have their own cooking shows, but that doesn't mean their meals are always so elaborate.

While speaking with PEOPLE about his debut cookbook, Open Wide: A Cookbook for Friends (out April 30), Blanco revealed that sometimes it's just easier for them to order a pizza together.

"It's so funny. Sometimes when you're cooking all day, you're doing all this stuff, you're just like, 'Should we just get pizza? Or should we just go get tacos?'" Blanco, 35, says of meals with his girlfriend.

"You're writing all day. You're doing this all day. In your free time, you're just like, 'Oh my God, I'm not doing this s---,'" he adds.

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Blanco and Gomez, 31, publicly confirmed their romance in early December. Gomez has been incredibly supportive of his latest endeavor as an author, says Blanco.

"She definitely loves it," he adds. "Selena, my friends, my family, they all knew that I cooked so much and it was a long time coming."

<p>HarperCollins</p> Open Wide by Benny Blanco


Open Wide by Benny Blanco

Blanco "loves to make all the people I'm with happy" — and cooking is how he does it.

"So that goes for everyone: my family, my girlfriend, my friends. I want to create an experience," he adds. "So if you came over to my house and I know you loved peanut butter stuffed dates or something, every time you came, I was going to have that as an option for you. That goes for everyone in my life ... I want to create a moment because it shows that you care and you listen and you pay attention."

Blanco has paid attention. For years, his friends in the industry and beyond have asked him to send over his unique recipes, prepare certain meals ahead of hangouts and even give them advice on where to eat out. While Blanco's creativity in the kitchen has been on full display in the past on cooking shows like Eat Out America, his new book should offer fans (and especially friends) some culinary fun in the written word this time around.

"A lot of these dishes, I cook for people. So now when a lot of my friends are like, 'Yo, remember that thing you made? Can you give me a recipe for that?' I kind of made this book just so my friends would stop annoying me, asking me for recipes," Blanco jokes. "Now it's in the book. I have a section where I'm like, stop asking me where to eat in New York and L.A. because that's the question. All I get every day."

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Benny Blanco and Selena Gomez

Open Wide not only includes hilariously titled recipes — such as the “I Hope We Didn’t Make a Baby” Breakfast Burrito — but it also sprinkles in personal anecdotes involving famous pals like Lil Dicky and Eric Andre. It details Blanco's own journey in the culinary world, from trying out a George Foreman Grill at age 13 to his now viral social media cooking clips.

The meaning of the book for Blanco is "all about community." "Food to me is the best lubricant for talking and being social. It just makes me feel good," he says. "I just love the feeling when I can share a meal with the people I truly love."

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