Alice Waters held her second fundraising dinner for her Edible Schoolyard organization at Craft on Wednesday night, with the help of co-hosts John Lyons, Fernanda Niven, Jonathen Sheffer, Brett Williams and Jake Gyllenhaal. It turns out the actor is a voracious chef: he most recently whipped up a veal stew. “I love to read cookbooks and I subscribe to a lot of cooking magazines. I scour the internet for interesting recipes,” said Gyllenhaal, who shops for the local and seasonal. “There’s a [food] co-op at my niece’s [Ramona, daughter of Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard] school,” he said. “We get a lot of stuff from there.”
This story first appeared in the October 18, 2010 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.