Hugh Jackman's Go-To Recipe When He Wants To Impress A Guest

You might think that Hugh Jackman doesn't need to impress anyone: a film and Broadway star, winner of an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy, a Golden Globe ... and that's just for starters. His range is truly impressive: not only can he act, but he can really sing, too.

But the surprisingly-humble screen veteran knows how to impress off-stage as well. He loves to eat and cook, as viewers of the show "Kimchi Chronicles" already know. His love for food has deep roots in his family. In fact, his love for his mom's food is a big part of what made him the foodie that he is today: His own cookbook is based on recipes his mother lovinging hand-wrote for him, which he tried out for himself but never found to be quite as good as mom used to make them.

His family was his original food inspiration, but Jackman is quite the explorer when it comes to cuisine. He is bold in his food choices, as he notes in OK!, explaining, "I love food, all types of food. I love Korean food, Japanese, Italian, French. In Australia, we don't have a distinctive Australian food, so we have food from everywhere all around the world. We're very multicultural, so we grew up with lots of different types of food."

A French recipe fit for a showman

Hugh Jackman says that his interest in food is no mere flash in the pan, as he told Grub Street, "I've always been a foodie. I remember when I was young, the only thing I ever dreamed of — it wasn't cars or houses or trips — the only thing I wanted money for was to be able to walk into any restaurant I wanted and order anything off the menu, without having to worry about it." Jackman once told an audience (per the Daily Mail) that he loves making lasagna from scratch (though he admitted that he doesn't roll his own pasta).

So what does this eclectic family-man foodie serve when he's trying to impress his guests? It's nothing that involves meat or any ingredients native to his Australian homeland. As reported by Love Food, Crêpes Suzette is his go-to when he wants to show off his culinary chops. Crêpes Suzette is a type of dessert crêpe that is flavored with orange and orange liqueur; the dish is finished with Grand Marnier and Cognac and the alcohol is set ablaze — the crêpes make a pretty impressive sight while they burn. While it's not what we might have expected, it makes sense: a little bit sweet, a little bit sophisticated, and just the right amount of showmanship; appropriately enough, from the World's Greatest Showman.