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entertainment Updated: Jan 12, 2011 02:13 IST

Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed he loves cooking and collects old recipe books. The

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-actor, who recently split from singer Taylor Swift, enjoys spending time in the kitchen and is “obsessed with recipe collections”, reports


“I’ve always loved cooking, probably because my father and other always cooked. I have a massive section in my library at home of beautiful old cook books. I really have a strange obsession with them,” he said.

Though Jake collects recipe books, he prefers to come up with his own culinary creations rather than following guidelines.

“If I’m making a romantic dinner. I like to go to a farmers’ market first, buy things fresh and come up with my own dish based on whatever I’ve bought. I grow my own vegetables at home because I love fresh food,” he said.